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Tournament:Smash World Tour 2021 Championships

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Smash World Tour 2021 Championships
SWT 2021 Championships logo.png
Dates December 17th-19th, 2021
Venue Hilton Orlando
Address/City 6001 Destination Parkway
Orlando, Florida USA
Attendance 718
Pot size(s) $150,000
Results
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA Plup 1v1
USA Jflex & USA 2saint 2v2
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate winners Mexico MkLeo 1v1
USA Justice & USA Mystery Sol 2v2

The Smash World Tour 2021 Championships was the Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate finale for Smash World Tour 2021, and was held in Orlando, Florida from December 17th-19th, 2021. The 32 players of each game who qualified through the Regional Finals participated in the tournament. A Last Chance Qualifier for each game was held on December 17th with the top 8 players qualifying,[1] bringing the total to 40 players for each game. The tournament had the third-largest singles pot for a Melee tournament and the second-largest singles pot for an Ultimate tournament. Qualified players could not enter side events, and side events were not streamed.[2]

Format[edit]

There was a round-robin Group Stage and a final double-elimination Championship Bracket for each game. The 40 players were divided into eight round-robin groups, with each one including a player from the Last Chance Qualifier. The first placing player of each group was sent to the winners' side of the Championship Bracket, while the second and third placing player of each group was sent the losers' side of the Championship Bracket. The Top 24 was played in the Championship Bracket in a double-elimination format. All sets were best of 5, in both the Group Stage and Championship Bracket.

The Last Chance Qualifier on December 17th was played up until the top 8, with the top 8 not being played out.[3] Four sets in group were played on December 17th during Phase 1 of the Last Chance Qualifier: Seed #1 vs. #3, #1 vs. #4, #2 vs. #3, and #2 vs. #4. The remaining six sets (Seed #1 vs. #2, Seed #3 vs. #4, and the Last Chance Qualifier player's four sets) were played on December 18th. Winners' Quarters, Losers' Round 1, and Losers' Round 2 of the Championship Bracket were played on December 18th. The Championship Bracket was played to completion on December 19th, starting with Winners' Semis and Losers' top 12.

In the event of a two-way tie in a Group Stage round-robin, the tie was to be broken by the head-to-head of game wins between the players. In a three-way tie, the following tiebreakers were applied, in the following order:[4]

  1. Game win percentage in the Group Stage is defined as total games won divided by total games played.
  2. If still tied, the tied players would play another Round Robin with a best of 1 match. If still tied, this step would be repeated until the tie was resolved.

Melee Group Stage[edit]

Group Seed #1 Seed #2 Seed #3 Seed #4 LCQ Player
Group A USA Wizzrobe UK Frenzy USA Aura Chile HP USA Mew2King
Group B USA Plup USA Aklo Germany Ice Japan Shippu USA Ginger
Group C Japan aMSa USA Kalamazhu USA Gahtzu Mexico Far! USA Jmook
Group D USA Hungrybox USA Fiction Germany Nicki Australia Sock USA Luigi Ka-Master
Group E USA SFAT UK Professor Pro USA Zamu Japan Inngenn USA Magi
Group F USA KoDoRiN USA lloD Switzerland Jah Ridin' Panama JCAM USA Panda
Group G USA Polish Sweden Pipsqueak Pakistan Spark Chile Chape USA Colbol
Group H Spain Trif USA Faceroll Australia Sora USA Ben USA Axe

Ultimate Group Stage[edit]

Group Seed #1 Seed #2 Seed #3 Seed #4 LCQ Player
Group A Mexico MkLeo UK Peli USA Myran Australia Jdizzle USA Anathema
Group B Mexico Sparg0 USA Scend Japan Lea France Tomberry USA Marss
Group C Japan ProtoBanham USA MVD USA Wrath Hong Kong XIFL USA MuteAce
Group D USA Kola Japan Shuton USA moxi Austria Sintro USA Kobe
Group E Mexico Maister Canada Riddles Germany Tarik Ecuador Br1 AV USA Zomba
Group F France Glutonny Japan KEN USA BassMage Dominican Republic Capitancito USA Tilde
Group G USA Dabuz Dominican Republic Sonix USA SKITTLES!! Japan alice Mexico Chag
Group H USA Tweek Spain sisqui Mexico Cloudy USA Kiyarash USA Cosmos

Players qualified[edit]

Melee[edit]

The following players qualified through the circuit for Melee:

Players denoted with an asterisk (*) were invited but did not attend the regional final.

NA West

NA East

Central America

South America

Europe

East Asia

Oceania

Last Chance Qualifier

The following players replaced those that did not attend:

  • NA West: USA Aura, Pakistan Spark. With no one from SWT: NA West Melee Regional Finals available, Spark was selected because he was considered for the tournament, but was unable to compete at the time.
  • NA East: USA Zamu, USA Ben.
  • Europe: Australia Sock. With no European players available, Smash World Tour elected to give Oceania more representation by giving the spot to Sock.
  • East Asia: Japan Shippu.

** Invited due to the regional final being cancelled.

Ultimate[edit]

The following players qualified through the circuit for Ultimate:

Players denoted with an asterisk (*) were invited but did not attend the regional final.

NA West

NA East

Central America

South America

Europe

East Asia

Oceania

Last Chance Qualifier

The following player replaced Yei:

** Invited due to the regional final being cancelled.
*** Invited due to the eight Southeast Asian players being unable to attend the regional final.

Results[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee singles[edit]

(40 entrants)
Championship Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Plup SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $20,000
2nd USA Wizzrobe CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $13,000
3rd USA Polish PeachHeadSSBM.png $8,000
4th Spain Trif PeachHeadSSBM.png $4,000
5th Japan aMSa YoshiHeadSSBM.png $2,000
5th USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $2,000
7th USA Faceroll SheikHeadSSBM.png $1,000
7th Sweden Pipsqueak FoxHeadSSBM.png $1,000
9th USA Magi FalcoHeadSSBM.png $1,000
9th USA Aklo FoxHeadSSBM.png $1,000
9th USA lloD PeachHeadSSBM.png $1,000
9th UK Frenzy FalcoHeadSSBM.png $1,000
13th USA Jmook SheikHeadSSBM.png $1,000
13th Germany Ice FoxHeadSSBM.png $1,000
13th USA Colbol FoxHeadSSBM.png $1,000
13th USA KoDoRiN MarthHeadSSBM.png $1,000
17th UK Professor Pro FoxHeadSSBM.png $1,000
17th Australia Sora FoxHeadSSBM.png $1,000
17th Germany Nicki FoxHeadSSBM.pngIceClimbersHeadSSBM.png $1,000
17th USA Panda FoxHeadSSBM.png $1,000
17th USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png $1,000
17th USA Kalamazhu PeachHeadSSBM.png $1,000
17th USA Fiction FalcoHeadSSBM.png $1,000
17th USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png $1,000
25th USA Axe PikachuHeadSSBM.png $500
25th Chile Chape FoxHeadSSBM.png $500
25th Switzerland Jah Ridin' LuigiHeadSSBM.png $500
25th USA Zamu FoxHeadSSBM.png $500
25th Australia Sock FoxHeadSSBM.png $500
25th USA Gahtzu CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $500
25th USA Ginger FalcoHeadSSBM.png $500
25th USA Aura PeachHeadSSBM.png $500
33rd Pakistan Spark SheikHeadSSBM.png $500
33rd USA Ben SheikHeadSSBM.png $500
33rd Panama JCAM SheikHeadSSBM.png $500
33rd Japan Inngenn MarthHeadSSBM.png $500
33rd USA Ka-Master LuigiHeadSSBM.png $500
33rd Mexico Far! SheikHeadSSBM.png $500
33rd Japan Shippu PeachHeadSSBM.png $500
33rd Chile HP YoshiHeadSSBM.png $500

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles[edit]

(40 entrants)
Championship Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Mexico MkLeo BylethHeadSSBU.pngPyraMythraHeadSSBU.png $20,000
2nd USA Cosmos PyraMythraHeadSSBU.png $13,000
3rd Mexico Sparg0 PyraMythraHeadSSBU.pngCloudHeadSSBU.png $8,000
4th USA Zomba ROBHeadSSBU.png $4,000
5th USA Dabuz RosalinaHeadSSBU.pngOlimarHeadSSBU.png $2,000
5th USA Kola RoyHeadSSBU.png $2,000
7th Japan ProtoBanham MinMinHeadSSBU.pngLucinaHeadSSBU.png $1,000
7th Japan KEN SonicHeadSSBU.png $1,000
9th Dominican Republic Sonix SonicHeadSSBU.png $1,000
9th USA MuteAce PeachHeadSSBU.png $1,000
9th Japan Shuton OlimarHeadSSBU.pngPyraMythraHeadSSBU.png $1,000
9th Spain sisqui DarkSamusHeadSSBU.png $1,000
13th Mexico Maister MrGame&WatchHeadSSBU.png $1,000
13th France Glutonny WarioHeadSSBU.png $1,000
13th USA Scend NessHeadSSBU.png $1,000
13th Canada Riddles TerryHeadSSBU.pngKazuyaHeadSSBU.png $1,000
17th USA Tweek DiddyKongHeadSSBU.pngWarioHeadSSBU.png $1,000
17th USA Marss ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBU.png $1,000
17th USA Anathema ROBHeadSSBU.png $1,000
17th USA BassMage JigglypuffHeadSSBU.png $1,000
17th USA moxi WolfHeadSSBU.png $1,000
17th USA SKITTLES!! YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png $1,000
17th USA MVD SnakeHeadSSBU.png $1,000
17th USA Myran OlimarHeadSSBU.png $1,000
25th Japan alice RoyHeadSSBU.png $500
25th Mexico Cloudy Sephiroth's stock icon. $500
25th Germany Tarik GreninjaHeadSSBU.png $500
25th Dominican Republic Capitancito MiiGunnerHeadSSBU.png $500
25th USA Kobe YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png $500
25th USA Wrath SonicHeadSSBU.png $500
25th Japan Lea GreninjaHeadSSBU.png $500
25th Australia Jdizzle YoungLinkHeadSSBU.png $500
33rd Mexico Chag PalutenaHeadSSBU.png $500
33rd USA Kiyarash LuigiHeadSSBU.png $500
33rd USA Tilde FalcoHeadSSBU.png $500
33rd Ecuador Br1 AV SnakeHeadSSBU.png $500
33rd Austria Sintro ROBHeadSSBU.png $500
33rd Hong Kong XIFL PokémonTrainerHeadSSBU.png $500
33rd France Tomberry SnakeHeadSSBU.png $500
33rd UK Peli SonicHeadSSBU.png $500

Side events[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles[edit]

(60 teams)
Top 16 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Jflex USA 2saint
2nd USA DSJ USA Fizz
3rd USA Redd USA Drephen
4th USA Wevans USA 119j
5th USA Preeminent USA Joey Donuts
5th USA Komodo USA Kuya
7th USA Yeti USA Zidane
7th USA Chem USA Krudo
9th USA Mekk USA NoFluxes
9th Puerto Rico Excel_Zero Puerto Rico Kata
9th USA MOF USA Dybloons
9th USA Alextrer USA Sandbag
13th USA Axis USA Akir
13th USA SandBag USA Captain G
13th USA Lad USA OC Mike the Franchise
13th USA envy Australia DonB

Super Smash Bros. Melee Mid Tier singles[edit]

(143 entrants)
Top 32 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Kuya LinkHeadSSBM.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBM.png
2nd USA Akir
3rd USA bambi
4th USA prof
5th USA codeman
5th USA Drephen
7th USA Sandbag
7th USA TheSWOOPER
9th USA Mati
9th USA Preeminent
9th USA DJoy
9th USA Voo
13th Puerto Rico Excel_Zero
13th USA JRad
13th USA Mekk
13th USA werewolfwill
17th USA Guppy
17th USA m0ppu
17th USA Shamunt
17th USA Captain G
17th USA AVA_YANOS
17th USA Jflex
17th USA Slow
17th USA Lily
25th USA Proobie44
25th USA Gaster
25th USA Travy
25th USA Pulch
25th USA Gingerham
25th USA SandBag
25th USA Justice
25th USA eesawa

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate doubles[edit]

(78 teams)
Top 32 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Justice USA Mystery Sol
2nd USA Juanpi USA Mystearica
3rd USA Viri USA BionicLettuce
4th USA Vinny G USA Synergy
5th USA Goblin USA Lui$
5th USA Dimento USA Melee
7th USA CPU USA Dominator
7th USA Jahzz0 USA Blaze
9th USA Gary USA Fortunato
9th USA ChocoTaco USA Radda
9th USA B3nan USA Goober
9th USA Ross USA Tachyon
13th USA My Dad USA RiotLettuce
13th USA BigToad32 USA BeastModePaul
13th USA Magic USA Pillow
13th USA Ryo USA WonderBread

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Squad Strike[edit]

(249 entrants)
Top 64 Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Lui$
2nd USA Vendetta[5]
3rd USA Tyranks
4th USA ESAM
5th USA Skitz
5th USA Goober
7th USA BeastModePaul
7th USA 8BitMan
9th USA Synergy
9th USA Jahzz0
9th USA Raven
9th USA ChocoTaco
13th USA Nito
13th USA Justice
13th USA Poltergust
13th France Enki
17th USA Gswizy
17th USA Lito
17th USA Melee
17th USA Doc
17th* Venezuela morrocoYo
17th Colombia jjcat00
17th USA Jeff
17th USA The6Master
25th USA Gidy
25th USA Blaze
25th USA Galick
25th USA Dath
25th USA CPU
25th USA Yellow
25th USA Pillow
25th USA Uncivil ninja
33rd USA U
33rd USA BionicLettuce
33rd USA RedShirt
33rd USA Dominator
33rd USA Mr.bugsy
33rd USA Sunspark
33rd USA merf
33rd USA Mind Cow
33rd USA Kage
33rd USA clean
33rd USA B3nan
33rd USA jBoneX
33rd USA zespeon
33rd USA Daiyan
33rd USA Saltlord
33rd USA Pellonian

*DQ'd in Losers

Controversy[edit]

Melee[edit]

The losers side of the Melee bracket was discovered to be incorrectly decided.[6] Despite the discrepancy being discovered long before the sets would have started, the bracket was not changed.

An incident similar to the one that happened in Ultimate occurred in Melee on December 18th. In Professor Pro's first game against Ice, he noticed the knockback on Ice's Reflector was strange. He stopped the game to check the in-game rules and found it was set to a launch rate of 0.9, preventing it from affecting any more games. It was confirmed that the previous set on the same setup (Polish vs. Nicki) had a launch rate of 1.0, meaning no other sets were affected.[7]

Ultimate[edit]

Following the end of the ProtoBanham vs Sonix set, it was discovered that every set in Losers Top 12 up until then was played with Underdog Boost enabled,[8][9] as well as Sonix vs. Maister the day prior.[10][11] The tournament continued without any sets being replayed, due to the rules only allowing a game to be replayed if petitioned immediately afterwards. Many players and spectators were frustrated by the mistake and the outcome, believing that the competitive integrity of the tournament had been ruined; this was further emphasized by the tournament being the conclusion to Smash World Tour 2021, which had a $150,000 prize pool. Criticism was aimed at the tournament organizers for failing to check the ruleset before top 12 began, however, it was revealed that the ruleset had been verified before top 12 began,[12] causing speculation that the rule change was made during top 12 by either a player in bracket or a tournament organizer. Before the set with Maister vs Sonix, someone audibly changing the ruleset can be heard. [13] It is unknown whether this was done accidentally or intentionally, or by who. In a statement, Smash World Tour said they would be contacting the affected players (Maister, sisqui, Shuton, MuteAce, and Sonix), and the tournament would continue as scheduled.[14]

Trivia[edit]

  • Zomba beat players from four continents at the tournament, the most that has ever happened for one tournament. His wins included Riddles from North America, Br1 AV from South America, Tarik from Europe, and Shuton and KEN from Asia.

References[edit]

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