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Tournament:Smash World Tour 2022

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Smash World Tour 2022
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Info
Founded 2022
Region Global
Format Double Elimination
Staff
Director(s) VGBootCamp
Website(s) Smash World Tour website

The Smash World Tour 2022 was a cancelled Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament circuit organized by the team behind VGBootCamp. The circuit began on March 12th, 2022 and concluded on November 20th, 2022. The championships were going to be held on December 9th-11th, 2022, with a Last Chance Qualifier held at the event. There was a pot prize starting at $250,000 ($125,000 for each game).

Due to the interference of Nintendo, the Smash World Tour 2022 was cancelled on November 29th, 2022, weeks before the finale was set to take place.[1]

Format[edit]

Format and Point System Explained

Official Ruleset[edit]

Rulebook

These rules were for the championships. Tournament organizers could run their own rules or stage lists.[2]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Game settings[edit]

Stages[edit]

Starter Counterpick
Yoshi's Story Pokémon Stadium
Fountain of Dreams
Battlefield
Final Destination
Dream Land

Additional rules[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Game settings[edit]

Options[edit]

Stages[edit]

Ultimate's stage list is subject to change.

Starter Counterpick
Battlefield Final Destination*
Kalos Pokémon League Hollow Bastion
Pokémon Stadium 2 Small Battlefield
Smashville
Town and City

*Ω form Battlefield may be substituted for Final Destination at the request of either player - unless one of the players is using Steve in which case the only alternative that can be used for Final Destination (should one player not want to use default Final Destination) is Ω form Wuhu Island.

Behind-the-scenes and cancellation[edit]

On November 29th, 2022, Smash World Tour released a document detailing actions behind-the-scene that eventually led to its cancellation.

Prior to the Smash World Tour 2021 Championships, members of VGBootCamp, the SWT organizers, were invited to a meeting with Nintendo and its legal team. During the meeting, Nintendo discussed how they had no plans on shutting down the championship, but were in fact open to the possibility of having the Smash World Tour licensed by them in the future, noting that their partnership with Panda was not exclusive. Discussions continued throughout the first few months of 2022, however during this time SWT organizers learned that many other organizers were hesitant on joining the circuit due to statements from Panda's CEO Alan Bunney, who had told the organizers that SWT was not coming back. Despite Nintendo reassuring them otherwise, Bunney continued to sow doubt on the circuit's longevity and went against Nintendo's words by both preventing other organizers from joining the SWT and pressuring tournaments on the SWT to drop out of the circuit, stating that tournaments that do will not be allowed to join the Panda Cup. As a result, several tournaments decided not to take part in the SWT circuit as, from what Bunney had told the organizers, they feared legal action from Nintendo. Eventually, due to the lack of events who wanted to participate in the Panda Cup as well as failure to secure broadcasting rights from Beyond the Summit, the Panda Cup lifted their exclusivity rule.

During this time, communications between Nintendo and SWT started to slow down. After SWT ran out of time to get an official license for the year's circuit, Nintendo recommended the group to apply for a license solely for the championship tournament at the end of the year, in hopes that it could lead to a full license for the 2023 iteration. However SWT saw little communication from Nintendo in the following months, which led SWT to push back the championship's announcement until August, after which Nintendo apologized to them for the slow communication. The following month, Nintendo told them that while nothing has been decided yet in regards to their license, Bunney's conduct and the behind-the-scenes drama with the Panda Cup were coming under evaluation. Despite SWT requesting for one, Nintendo declined to have its decision makers discuss the license with the SWT organizers.

SWT's last few discussions with Nintendo came in November, a month before the championship. Nintendo confirmed that they were still figuring out the license while noting that people they were discussing with have advocated for the SWT, community, and grassroots organizers; despite this, Nintendo still declined to have their decision makers discuss with the SWT organizers. The following and final conversation came with a verdict: Nintendo would not license both the championship and any tournament activity from the SWT in 2023, with Nintendo giving little reason as to why and refusing to allow SWT from running the circuit without a license, effectively changing their view a year prior and forcing the team to cancel the championship.

The shutdown cost VGBootCamp hundreds of thousands of dollars and led VGBootCamp to release a statement on their uncertainty for the organization's future, as well as the cancellations of Glitch: Duel of Fates and Double Down 2023.[3]

In response, Nintendo released a response on Kotaku, stating that although a partnership with the Smash World Tour did not come to fruition, they did not request the cancellation of the 2022 circuit nor the cancellation of the championship, as they knew that it would have negatively impacted those who had already qualified.[4] Smash World Tour released a follow-up statement holding onto their claim that Nintendo sent to them in writing that they would not grant their license to run the Smash World Tour 2022 Championships or any SWT activity in 2023. This was without them applying for a 2023 license at all, and despite applying for the championships' license seven months prior in April, Nintendo wanted them to secure a license well in advance of any public announcement. When asked if they were able to operate without a license like past years, Nintendo stated that those "times are over."

Reactions[edit]

The announcement led to an outcry from the community, particularly those who had qualified for the tournament. Many players once again accused Nintendo for hurting Smash's grassroots scene and criticized the company for continuing their out-of-touch behaviors with the community. Esports organizations such as beastcoast[5] and Paragon[6] released statements urging Nintendo to reverse their decision.

Many others also criticized Panda, more specifically Bunney, for using the Panda Cup's partnership with Nintendo to undermine and shut down the Smash World Tour in order to promote the Panda Cup and intimidate other tournaments to exclusively join the Panda Cup. This has led to calls to boycott Panda and the finale, and many players in the Panda Cup Finale or the Last Chance Qualifier have since dropped out.

In response to the championship's cancellation, Beyond the Summit reopened Mainstage 2022 registration for a day and gave free entry to SWT participants who had yet to register for Mainstage. All entry fees paid during this time were donated directly to SWT.[7]

List of tournaments[edit]

Melee[edit]

Platinum and Gold tournaments[edit]

Event Date Tier Attendance Winner
Brazil Ultra Hard April 1st-3rd Platinum 24 Peru Amida
USA Pound 2022 April 22nd-24th Platinum 284 USA Zain
Australia Battle Arena Melbourne 12 May 13th-15th Gold 94 Australia Sock
Canada Battle of BC 4 June 10th-12th Gold 281 Sweden Leffen
Canada Get On My Level 2022 July 1st-3rd Platinum 493 USA Hungrybox
USA Double Down 2022 July 8th-10th Platinum 368 USA iBDW
Australia Phantom 2022 July 16th-17th Platinum 188 USA iBDW
UK Fête 2 July 29th-31st Platinum 330 Japan aMSa
Mexico Smash Factor 9 July 29th-31st Platinum 100 USA Wizzrobe
USA Super Smash Con 2022 August 11th-14th Platinum 713 USA Mango
Japan Battle GateWay 35 August 28th Gold 34 Japan Inngenn
South Korea Uprising 2022 September 2nd-4th Gold 16 South Korea Sala
Brazil TRETA 2022 September 10th-11th Gold 12 Brazil McS33
Chile Zenkoku Taikai September 24th-25th Gold 45 Chile Chape
USA Lost Tech City 2022 September 30th-October 2nd Gold 153 USA Mango
Puerto Rico First Attack 2022 October 7th-9th Platinum 15 Puerto Rico Excel Zero
Netherlands DreamHack Rotterdam 2022 October 14th-16th Gold 217 Sweden Leffen
Mexico Viva la Smash October 22nd-23rd Gold 70 USA Mew2King
Japan Battle GateWay 37 November 5th-6th Platinum 48 Japan Inngenn
USA Saving Mr. Lombardi 3 November 12th Gold 153 USA KoDoRiN
France HFLAN 2022: Golden Melee Edition November 11th-13th Gold 167 Spain Trif
USA Apex 2022 November 18th-20th Gold 461 Canada aMSa

Super Silver and Silver 4 tournaments[edit]

Super Silver and Silver 4 tournaments
Event Date Tier Attendance Winner
USA The Nightclub S2E14 @ OS NYC March 16th Silver 4 76 USA JoJo
Netherlands DSEA Smash Spring 2022 March 19th Silver 4 56 Netherlands Aaron
USA Domino Effect 20 March 19th Silver 4 93 USA FatGoku
USA Minnesota Monthly Melee #2 March 19th Silver 4 77 USA Ben
USA CT Gamercon 5 March 19th-20th Silver 4 94 USA Skerzo
Germany RCADIA SMASH 2 March 24th-27th Silver 4 60 Germany Meruem
France Arts'Cade Open Cup 1 March 26th-27th Silver 4 59 Switzerland Jah Ridin'
USA The Nightclub VIP: iBDW April 3rd Silver 4 118 USA Aklo
USA Starstruck April 9th Silver 4 66 USA Mot$
USA Mass Madness 35 April 9th Silver 4 72 USA Wally
USA Guildhouse Pre-Genesis 8 Tournament April 14th Silver 4 80 USA Hungrybox
USA The Nightclub S3E3 @ OS NYC April 20th Silver 4 74 USA 2saint
USA Emerald City X April 30th Silver 4 149 USA Spark
France Arcamini X April 30th Silver 4 49 Switzerland Jah Ridin'
USA The Nightclub S3E5 @ OS NYC May 4th Silver 4 96 USA 2saint
USA The Function 2 May 7th Super Silver 201 USA Ginger
USA Welcome to Guam May 14th Silver 4 64 USA Zasa
USA Lawless Melee #8 May 14th Silver 4 64 USA S2J
Canada Lan ETS 2022 May 13th-15th Silver 4 66 Canada Lunar Dusk
USA The Nightclub S3E6 @ OS NYC May 18th Silver 4 66 USA 2saint
USA Creed! May 21st Silver 4 84 USA Bbatts
USA The Nightclub S3E7 @ OS NYC May 25th Silver 4 77 USA 2saint
USA Domino Effect 21 May 28th Silver 4 92 USA Aura
USA Lift-Off May 29th Silver 4 65 USA Mad Tyro
USA The Nightclub S3E8 @ OS NYC June 1st Silver 4 77 USA 2saint
USA Lawless Melee #10 June 4th Silver 4 75 USA S2J
USA Hold That L #7 June 4th Super Silver 218 USA Ben
United Kingdom Athina June 4th Silver 4 64 United Kingdom Professor Pro
USA The Nightclub S3E9 @ OS NYC June 8th Silver 4 80 USA Chem
USA EMUSC Summer of Love June 11th Silver 4 77 USA essy
France Samus' Lair June 18th Silver 4 77 France raoul
USA The Nightclub S3E10 @ OS NYC June 15th Silver 4 75 USA Jflex
USA The Nightclub S3E11 @ OS NYC June 22nd Silver 4 81 USA Jflex
USA MMOM 2022 June 25th Silver 4 102 USA 2saint
USA The Nightclub S3E12 @ OS NYC June 29th Silver 4 80 USA 2saint
USA The Nightclub S4E1 @ OS NYC July 6th Silver 4 78 USA Bbatts
USA Summer Crusade July 16th Silver 4 69 Chile Rocket
USA Invincible VI July 16th Silver 4 138 USA 100 Grand
USA The Trail Invitational 2 July 16th Silver 4 76 USA 2saint
USA Warehouse War 2 July 16th Silver 4 133 USA Colbol
USA The Nightclub S4E2 @ OS NYC July 20th Silver 4 77 USA TheSWOOPER
USA Minnesota Monthly Melee #6 July 23rd-24th Silver 4 109 USA Zuppy
USA The Nightclub S4E3 @ OS NYC July 27th Silver 4 70 USA 2saint
USA Smash @ Pat's 50: The Patio July 30th-31st Silver 4 87 USA Slowking
USA Wavedash 2022 August 6th-7th Super Silver 350 USA Hungrybox
USA Sunshined 2 August 13th Silver 4 75 USA Zamu
Canada Kings of Hali 5: Return of the King August 14th-16th Silver 4 111 USA Secrets
USA The Grand FinALe August 18th Silver 4 76 USA essy
USA Lawless Melee #15 August 20th Silver 4 70 USA Franz
USA We Need Some Space 3 August 20th Silver 4 132 USA Fiction
USA Run, Don't Walk August 27th Silver 4 90 USA Zamu
USA The Nightclub S4E7 @ OS NYC August 31st Silver 4 69 USA Rishi
USA The Nightclub S4E9 @ OS NYC September 14th Silver 4 88 USA Rishi
USA Domino Effect 22 September 17th Silver 4 130 USA Aura
USA Frame 11 September 17th Silver 4 75 USA Jmook
United Kingdom South Coast Regionals: Reloaded September 17th Silver 4 49 United Kingdom Frenzy
Sweden Midgard 2022 September 17th-18th Silver 4 48 Sweden Pipsqueak
USA Minnesota Monthly Melee #8 September 18th Silver 4 65 USA Ginger
USA Mass Madness 37 September 24th Silver 4 68 USA 2saint
Canada Tidal Waves #2 September 24th Silver 4 88 Canada Zuppy
USA The Nightclub S4E11 @ OS NYC September 28th Silver 4 93 USA 2saint
USA No Jawns 2 October 1st Silver 4 96 USA JJM
USA The Nightclub S5E1 @ OS NYC October 5th Silver 4 64 USA Rishi
France Arcamini X-1 October 8th Silver 4 48 Switzerland Jah Ridin'
USA Lawless Melee #17 October 15th Silver 4 67 USA Fiction
USA The Off-Season October 15th-16th Silver 4 113 Canada aMSa
USA The Nightclub S5E3 @ OS NYC October 19th Silver 4 74 USA 2saint
USA Cold Hard Cache 3 October 22nd-23rd Silver 4 65 USA OkayP.
USA Fall GatorLAN 2022 October 22nd-23rd Silver 4 159 USA Wevans
USA The Nightclub S5E4 @ OS NYC October 26th Silver 4 64 USA Ryobeat
USA Lawless Melee #18 October 29th Silver 4 68 USA Fiction
Australia Big Cheese 3 October 28th-30th Silver 4 62 Australia Sock
USA The Nightclub S5E5 @ OS NYC November 2nd Silver 4 70 USA 2saint
United Kingdom MYTH 3 November 5th Super Silver 100 Sweden Abbe
USA Show Me Your Moves '22 November 5th Silver 4 174 USA Zamu
USA The Nightclub S5E6 @ OS NYC November 9th Silver 4 70 USA Just Jason
USA The Nightclub S5E7 (Apex 2022 Pre-Local) November 16th Silver 4 128 Canada aMSa
USA BOPME 22 November 19th Silver 4 91 USA shabo

Finale[edit]

Event Date Attendance Winner
USA Smash World Tour 2022 Last Chance Qualifier (cancelled) December 9th, 2022 113
USA Smash World Tour 2022 Championships (cancelled) December 9th-11th, 2022 32

Ultimate[edit]

Platinum and Gold tournaments[edit]

Event Date Tier Attendance Winner
Qatar Virtuocity Smash Open 2022 March 17th-19th Gold 106 Mexico Chag
Brazil Ultra Hard April 1st-3rd Platinum 152 Chile Sekai Doggo
USA Pound 2022 April 22nd-24th Platinum 433 France Glutonny
Japan Kagaribi 7 May 4th-5th Platinum 768 Japan acola
Australia Battle Arena Melbourne 12 May 13th-15th Gold 343 Australia Jdizzle
Cuba Ultimate Tropical Arena May 21st Gold 68 Mexico Chag
USA MomoCon 2022 May 26th-29th Gold 666 USA Light
Canada Battle of BC 4 June 10th-12th Gold 408 Japan KEN
Japan Maesuma TOP 8 June 11th-12th Gold 590 Japan Yoshidora
Canada Get On My Level 2022 July 1st-3rd Platinum 753 USA Onin
France COLOSSEL 2022 July 2nd-3rd Gold 1,024 Mexico MkLeo
USA Double Down 2022 July 8th-10th Platinum 987 Japan ProtoBanham
Australia Phantom 2022 July 16th-17th Platinum 287 Japan Nietono
Mexico Smash Factor 9 July 29th-31st Platinum 719 Mexico MkLeo
USA Super Smash Con 2022 August 11th-14th Platinum 2,388 USA Onin
USA Rise 'N Grind August 19th-21st Gold 466 Mexico MkLeo
France Ultimate WANTED 4 August 25th-28th Platinum 629 Japan Zackray
South Korea Uprising 2022 September 2nd-4th Gold 77 Japan kept
Brazil TRETA 2022 September 10th-11th Gold 57 Brazil Ferps
USA Glitch - Regen September 23rd-25th Gold 422 USA Light
Chile Zenkoku Taikai September 24th-25th Gold 171 Chile Frido
USA Lost Tech City 2022 September 30th-October 2nd Gold 418 USA Marss
Austria VCA 2022 October 1st-2nd Platinum 403 UK Bloom4Eva
Puerto Rico First Attack 2022 October 7th-9th Platinum 178 Dominican Republic Sonix
Netherlands DreamHack Rotterdam 2022 October 14th-16th Gold 154 USA Larry Lurr
Japan Maesuma TOP 10 October 15th-16th Platinum 476 Japan acola
Mexico Viva la Smash October 22nd-23rd Gold 386 Mexico AlanDiss
USA Let's Make Moves Miami October 28th-30th Gold 467 Japan acola
Japan KOWLOON 3 November 5th Gold 362 Japan Miya
Dominican Republic Blink Respawn 2022 November 4th-6th Gold 222 Dominican Republic Sonix
USA Port Priority 7 November 12th-13th Gold 600 USA Tweek
USA Apex 2022 November 18th-20th Gold 607 Japan Miya

Super Silver and Silver 4 tournaments[edit]

Super Silver and Silver 4 tournaments
Event Date Tier Attendance Winner
Uruguay Ultimate Smashdown 4 March 12th Silver 4 68 USA Fasian[8]
Spain Glory 2.0 March 12th-13th Silver 4 297 Spain AndresFn
USA Collision 2022 March 12th-13th Super Silver 749 Mexico Sparg0
USA Super Game Lab Smash #3 March 13th Silver 4 131 USA Stroder Ame
USA Ultimate Shockwave 100! March 16th Silver 4 165 USA MuteAce
Japan Sumabato SP 23 March 18th Silver 4 128 Japan Atelier
Venezuela SmashDay 6 March 19th Silver 4 87 Venezuela morrocoYo
USA Domino Effect 20 March 19th Silver 4 160 USA Ludo
Canada MARCH RADNESS March 19th Silver 4 66 Canada Strike
Puerto Rico Winter Clash 2022 March 19th Silver 4 129 Puerto Rico EKING
Japan Sumabato SP 24 March 19th Silver 4 128 Japan acola
Honduras AWC Chiminike March 19th Silver 4 81 Honduras Echofire
USA LEVELUP Arena 4 March 19th-20th Silver 4 324 USA SKITTLES!!
USA CT Gamercon 5 March 19th-20th Silver 4 167 USA Light
Dominican Republic Ultimate Gaiden 24 March 20th Silver 4 69 Dominican Republic Capitancito
United Kingdom SmashDashXXXII: Stop Mashing! March 20th Silver 4 64 United Kingdom SBF
Canada Gourmet Bash March 20th Silver 4 86 Canada Burst
France WANTED S4 C4 - Free Agent Edition March 26th Silver 4 257 France Raflow
USA SOS 7 March 26th Silver 4 230 USA Doorstop
USA Stick Drift 2 March 26th Silver 4 149 USA Puppeh
Germany RCADIA SMASH 2 March 24th-27th Silver 4 223 Germany Tarik
France Arts'Cade Open Cup 1 March 26th-27th Silver 4 158 France Leon
Mexico Abierto Atlas Chapalita III March 27th Silver 4 133 Mexico Jayce
United States bae100 April 2nd Silver 4 145 United States ZD
Canada HABBY Belated April 2nd Silver 4 141 Canada Riddles
Japan Sumabato SP 25 April 2nd Silver 4 192 Japan KEN
El Salvador Feel The Heat April 3rd Silver 4 128 El Salvador Luisfer
Mexico Tijuana At War 2022 April 8th-10th Silver 4 185 Mexico Sparg0
USA Beak Bong 2022 April 9th Silver 4 139 USA H4DS
USA DCG Season 1: Brinstar Depths 1 April 9th-10th Silver 4 132 USA Monte
USA Clip It II April 10th Silver 4 160 USA MPg
Honduras Smash Rumble Vol. 1 April 10th Silver 4 69 Honduras BigFred
USA Honeypot 3: Fight for the Bees April 16th Silver 4 156 USA Skar
Saudi Arabia Smash Ultimate JAB #9 April 21st-22nd Silver 4 67 Saudi Arabia Soul Turtle
France DOSE2SEL INVASION (2022.03) April 23rd Silver 4 240 France Raflow
USA Barrel Bash V April 23rd Silver 4 148 USA Jin
USA SoCal Smash Prom April 23rd Silver 4 148 USA Chase
United Kingdom Invasion: April 2022 April 23rd Silver 4 192 United Kingdom Bloom4Eva
Australia CouchWarriors VIC April Ranking Battle April 23rd Silver 4 65 Australia Sriks
Canada Vancouver Battle Royale: Resurrection April 23rd Silver 4 128 Canada Ouch!?
El Salvador Move Forward! April 24th Silver 4 109 El Salvador Wolfen
Peru Smash Arena Ultimate 9 April 24th Silver 4 64 Peru Poyo
USA HighlanderCon Spring 2022 April 30th Silver 4 129 USA Monte
USA Low Tide City 2022 April 30th Super Silver 561 Mexico Sparg0
Japan Maesuma TOP 7 April 30th Super Silver 512 Japan acola
USA Emerald City X April 30th Silver 4 163 Canada Lemmon
Honduras Spotoch Series 4: King Spotoch April 30th Silver 4 81 Honduras Echofire
Venezuela Stone Ocean: The Controller April 30th Silver 4 113 Venezuela morrocoYo
Japan Seibugeki 10 May 3rd Silver 4 192 Japan Shuton
Panama Offline Warriors 2 May 7th Silver 4 81 Costa Rica Yei
Australia Pixel SMASH #120 May 9th Silver 4 67 Australia RaZe
Australia EBS x Zen Gaming #94 May 10th Silver 4 69 Australia Jdizzle
Australia Super Salty Suite May 11th Silver 4 80 Australia Jdizzle
USA SmashLAN'd #150 May 12th Silver 4 147 USA Geist
Australia Pre-BAM Pixel Smash May 12th Silver 4 96 Australia Sriks
Canada Lan ETS 2022 May 13th Silver 4 140 Canada Armadillo
USA Back in Blood 4 May 14th Silver 4 256 USA Scend
USA Code Crimson May 14th Silver 4 218 USA Jake
Kuwait Delta Smash Championship 2022 May 14th Silver 4 65 Kuwait Fairess
Dominican Republic Ultimate Gaiden 28 May 14th Silver 4 64 Dominican Republic Sonix
USA Super Game Lab Smash #4 May 15th Silver 4 129 USA Ignaize
France Stunfest 2022 May 20th-22nd Silver 4 204 France Leon
El Salvador Cusca Cup May 22nd Silver 4 115 El Salvador Vanitas
USA 4o4 Smash Night - Momocon Kick-Off May 26th Silver 4 128 Dominican Republic Sonix
Mexico Bit Master Mty 10 May 27th-28th Silver 4 259 Mexico Rox
USA Domino Effect 21 May 28th Silver 4 168 USA jaredisking1
United Kingdom Reunion May 28th Silver 4 143 United Kingdom eMass
France WANTED S5 C1 - ALL STAR May 28th-29th Silver 4 357 Spain sisqui
USA Combo Breaker 2022 May 27th-29th Silver 4 392 USA Onin
Japan Sumabato SP 26 May 29th Silver 4 248 Japan Yoshidora
Peru Smash Arena Ultimate 10 May 29th Silver 4 64 Peru Poyo
France DOSE2SEL 2022.04 June 3rd-4th Silver 4 174 France Leon
France KRBanger 03: The Prequel June 4th Silver 4 128 France Glutonny
Honduras AWC TOURNAMENT 1 June 4th Silver 4 69 Honduras Echofire
Puerto Rico Frame by Frame 2022 June 4th Silver 4 89 Puerto Rico Chokeyuken
USA InfinityCON Tally 2022 June 4th-5th Silver 4 182 USA Goblin
Germany Smash Contest: DoKomi 2022 June 4th-5th Silver 4 321 Germany quiK
Chile Coliseo Smash: Ad Gladium June 4th-5th Silver 4 82 Chile Wise
Japan Kamisuma 13 June 5th Silver 4 248 Japan acola
Dominican Republic The TP Games 2022 June 6th Silver 4 101 Dominican Republic CHACHO
Spain ThunderDome 1 June 11th Silver 4 134 Spain Pepo
USA EMUSC Summer of Love June 11th Silver 4 140 USA IcyMist
USA Ascension: Inferno June 11th Silver 4 131 USA Stroder[9]
United Kingdom Manchester Conquest 8 June 11th Silver 4 166 Scotland MazeBeans
USA King's Court: Crown 2 Pre-Local June 17th Silver 4 188 Japan Shuton
Honduras Ultimate Smash Rumble June 18th Silver 4 91 Honduras Echofire
Singapore Autopilot Club 7 June 18th Silver 4 72 Singapore Terrarian
USA Crown 2 June 18th-19th Silver 4 416 Japan Tea
USA COST 2022 June 18th-19th Silver 4 304 USA Onin
Japan Sumabato SP 27 June 19th Silver 4 221 Japan HIKARU
France CrocoCup 1 June 19th Silver 4 128 France Mezcaul
USA Ignition #272 June 22nd Silver 4 134 USA SamteaSilver
Saudi Arabia RiyadhSmashers 100 June 23rd-24th Silver 4 111 Saudi Arabia Vi
Japan KOWLOON 1 June 25th Silver 4 256 Japan Shissho
United Kingdom DAT BlastZone 32 June 25th Silver 4 183 United Kingdom CurryGovernor
Puerto Rico Xentric Gaming: Let's Brawl 1 June 25th Silver 4 68 Puerto Rico EKING
USA Warp Zone June 25th Silver 4 328 USA Ned
USA Orbitar 100: The Final Frontier June 25th Silver 4 247 USA H4DS
Venezuela COCONAUTIC June 24th-25th Silver 4 71 Venezuela Notochork
USA SMASHADELPHIA 2022 June 24th-26th Silver 4 137 USA Jakal
France 95 Kings of Fields 2 June 25th-26th Silver 4 256 Mexico MkLeo
Peru Smash Arena Ultimate 11 June 26th Silver 4 67 Peru Poyo
El Salvador To Be Continued June 26th Silver 4 99 El Salvador Luisfer
USA SUPER LAN Hero Tuesday 3 June 28th Silver 4 144 USA Lui$
Puerto Rico Xentric Gaming: Get Dunked Biweekly #10 July 1st Silver 4 66 Puerto Rico EKING
Japan Seibugeki 11 July 2nd Silver 4 192 Japan ProtoBanham
Venezuela Stone Ocean Legends 2 July 2nd Silver 4 71 Venezuela morrocoYo
Australia CouchWarriors VIC July Ranbat 2022 July 2nd Silver 4 72 Australia Jdizzle
Japan Maesuma Offline (Shikoku) July 9th Silver 4 155 Japan Miya
Australia Pre-Phantom StarForge #122 July 13th Silver 4 69 Australia SebPro101
Australia Super Barista Bros, Ghostly Grind July 14th Silver 4 64 Australia Sriks
Australia Battle Kat Bunker: The Phantom Hour July 15th Silver 4 183 Australia Bro1
USA Invincible VI July 16th Silver 4 209 USA SKITTLES!!
USA Warehouse War 2 July 16th Silver 4 162 USA Jin
Dominican Republic Ultimate Gaiden 31 July 17th Silver 4 65 Dominican Republic 0mart
China Smash Odyssey——Reviewing Soldier 2 July 17th Silver 4 77 China Bethly
Chile Espacio Gamers Torneo Nacional July 15th-17th Silver 4 133 Chile Wise
USA STAMPEDE II July 23rd Silver 4 132 USA Onin
USA Central Stadium July 23rd Silver 4 145 USA Lui$
Honduras Gamers por la Inclusión July 23rd Silver 4 68 Honduras Ed^
UK Regen 2022 July 23rd-24th Silver 4 360 UK Luugi
Belgium Brussels Challenge Major Edition 2022 July 23rd-24th Silver 4 132 France Ogey
Japan Sumabato SP 28 July 24th Silver 4 160 Japan acola
Peru Smash Arena Ultimate 12 July 24th Silver 4 68 Peru Thourning Red
USA Save Point 2: Save State July 30th Silver 4 258 USA Syrup
USA QCS: One Night Stand July 30th Silver 4 169 USA Tilde
USA Tri-City Tumble 19: Cascadia Clash Qualifier July 30th Silver 4 128 USA H4DS
Japan Kagaribi 8 July 29th-30th Super Silver 491 Japan Miya
Singapore SmashG@Asia Esports Festival 2022 July 30th-31st Silver 4 108 Singapore Terrarian
Japan HST SP ChampionShip Summer Stage August 6th Silver 4 128 Japan Nao
France STAR K.O. ROUND #5 August 6th Silver 4 128 France Leon
Puerto Rico CBG: Smash The Bracket August 6th Silver 4 82 Puerto Rico Tuitt
Nicaragua SUN: Torneo Pharaohs Casino August 7th Silver 4 158 Nicaragua BHIO
USA Wavedash 2022 August 6th-7th Silver 4 418 USA Scend
Japan Sumabato SP 29 August 14th Silver 4 146 Japan acola
Dominican Republic Malta Morena Smash Energy Legends August 13th-14th Silver 4 170 Dominican Republic Mr.cacao
Venezuela Smash Pro League #17 - PreNational August 14th Silver 4 73 Venezuela morrocoYo
Canada Kings of Hali 5: Return of the King August 12th-14th Silver 4 193 Canada Vapor
Japan JINGI 1 August 15th Silver 4 128 Japan ProtoBanham
Japan KOWLOON 2 August 20th Silver 4 292 Japan HIKARU
Venezuela Phoenix Rise August 20th Silver 4 107 Venezuela morrocoYo
Brazil The Smash Boss August 20th Silver 4 98 Brazil GotM
Saudi Arabia Heat Check 2022 August 25th-26th Silver 4 109 Saudi Arabia Vi
Japan Maesuma TOP 9 August 27th Super Silver 473 Japan acola
USA Code Red 2 August 27th Silver 4 149 USA Sonido
USA Daddy's Den X Ultra August 27th Silver 4 186 USA Lui$
Dominican Republic The Noob Academy 2: Batalla de Villanos August 27th Silver 4 157 Dominican Republic Sonix
USA Run, Don't Walk August 27th Silver 4 140 USA SKITTLES!!
Chile Lotus Deluxe #1 August 28th Silver 4 68 Chile Lord
Peru Smash Arena Ultimate 13 August 28th Silver 4 71 Peru Poyo
Honduras La Super Liga August 28th Silver 4 73 Honduras ROBOT3050
USA Hollywood Castle 1 August 30th Silver 4 145 USA IcyMist
Japan Hirosuma 21 September 3rd Silver 4 128 Japan HIKARU
Belgium Vulcan 4 September 3rd Silver 4 141 Netherlands iStudying
United Kingdom BOSS BATTLES: Phase 1 September 3rd Silver 4 171 Spain Sisqui
USA Bahamut September 3rd Silver 4 133 USA Onin
USA San Japan 2022 September 3rd Silver 4 130 USA MuteAce
Australia DreamHack Melbourne 2022 September 3rd-4th Silver 4 69 Australia BrickEnthusiast
Japan Wave 2 September 4th Silver 4 200 Japan Shuton
Puerto Rico Xentric Gaming: Get Dunked Biweekly #14 September 9th Silver 4 64 Puerto Rico EKING
Spain ThunderDome 2 September 10th Silver 4 152 Spain AndresFn
United Kingdom Tea Party 2: Mayoral Madness September 10th Silver 4 156 Germany Longo
El Salvador Road to Smash Legends 3 September 11th Silver 4 79 El Salvador Romeo Santos
Honduras Banana Republic I September 11th Silver 4 68 Honduras BigFred
France EURO STEP September 11th Silver 4 192 France Leon
France DOSE2SEL IS BACK ! September 17th Silver 4 243 France Leon
USA Rock The Hill September 17th Silver 4 181 USA NoTag
USA Domino Effect 22 September 17th Silver 4 166 USA H4
Sweden Midgard 2022 September 17th-18th Silver 4 168 Finland Lancelot
France Hylian Zone September 18th Silver 4 156 France Flow
Japan Shinosuma HEROES 2 September 19th Silver 4 171 Japan Tsubotsubo
Japan Sumabato SP 30 September 23rd Silver 4 216 Japan Asimo
Chile HENECIS TORNEO PRE NACIONAL September 23rd Silver 4 65 Chile Wise
USA Salt of the Earth September 24th Silver 4 151 USA Active
Guatemala Rankings 2 September 24th Silver 4 78 Guatemala ShinyMark
Japan Seibugeki Rising 1 September 25th Silver 4 153 Japan Purueight
Ecuador Smash Challenger! Budokan Play 2022 October 1st-2nd Silver 4 72 Ecuador Anality
Australia Okay this is Epping #9 October 2nd Silver 4 78 Australia Luco
Mexico Bit Master Mty 11 October 8th Silver 4 130 Mexico Rox
France Occitania Gaming Convention 2022 October 8th Silver 4 128 France Leon
Germany Unismash 8: Revive! October 8th-9th Silver 4 128 Germany Tarik
USA Back in Blood 5 October 15th Silver 4 256 USA Ned
Mexico Battle of Z: Forma de Leo Saga October 15th-16th Silver 4 240 Mexico Chag
El Salvador Smash Legends 3 October 16th Super Silver 256 Mexico MKBigBoss
France Excalibur III : Rebirth x Cadets de Bretagne October 22nd Silver 4 128 France NaetorU
USA Honeypot 4: Lost in the Woods October 22nd Silver 4 162 USA thirty4
USA Fall GatorLAN 2022 October 22nd-23rd Silver 4 231 USA AwDaSea
Japan Koshisuma x Super Smash Brothers Shintoshin 1 October 23rd Silver 4 128 Japan takera
Japan Sumabato SP 31 October 23rd Silver 4 207 Japan Kome
France BDE Last Stock October 23rd Silver 4 128 France Nitox
Australia WeeklyVac: Small Cheese Edition 2022 October 26th Silver 4 84 Australia Sriks
Australia The Medium Cheese 2022 October 27th Silver 4 93 Australia BrickEnthusiast
France DOSE2SEL HALLOWEEN • 2022.06 October 28th-29th Silver 4 256 Spain Sisqui
Australia Big Cheese 3 October 28th-30th Silver 4 157 Australia BrickEnthusiast
France Zénith #10 October 29th-30th Silver 4 128 France Raflow
Honduras Telcom Gametron 2 October 30th Silver 4 91 Honduras Ed^
USA Edgeguard: Fight II Fright October 29th-30th Silver 4 146 Dominican Republic Sonix
Japan HST SP ChampionShip Autumn Stage November 5th Silver 4 128 Japan syadau
France Shonen WAR 1 November 5th Silver 4 192 France Glutonny
United Kingdom Manchester Conquest 9 November 5th Silver 4 191 Scotland MazeBeans
USA Show Me Your Moves '22 November 5th Silver 4 181 USA SamteaSilver[10]
Puerto Rico Xentric Gaming: Let's Brawl 3 November 5th Silver 4 71 Puerto Rico Chokeyuken
India DreamHack Hyderabad 2022 November 4th-6th Silver 4 94 India aj__siv
Switzerland Smash in Tuilière 2 November 5th-6th Silver 4 130 Switzerland Destany
USA Casino Royale: Port Priority Pre-Local November 11th Silver 4 190 Japan Shuton
Australia Okay this is Epping #10 November 12th Silver 4 79 Australia Sriks
Brazil Ultimate Fighting Smash 2022 November 11th-14th Silver 4 97 Brazil Ferps
Canada Path to Glory November 18th-19th Silver 4 176 Canada Riddles
Chile Smashfest UBB November 19th Silver 4 73 Chile Sekai Doggo
USA The Pacific Northwest Arcadian 2022 November 19th Silver 4 165 USA Eddawg
Uruguay Ultimate Smashdown 12 November 19th Silver 4 71 Uruguay Mitsu
Australia CouchWarriors Crossup 2022 November 19th-20th Silver 4 72 Australia BrickEnthusiast

Finale[edit]

Event Date Attendance Winner
USA Smash World Tour 2022 Last Chance Qualifier (cancelled) December 9th, 2022 560
USA Smash World Tour 2022 Championships (cancelled) December 9th-11th, 2022 32

Point system[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Scores were calculated based off of placements, with higher tiered events offering more points for a wider range of placements. The following factored into the final score:

  • Top 3 Platinum results
  • Top 3 Gold results
  • Best Super Silver result
  • Top 6 Silver results

The top 30 players were to move on to the championships, with a Last Chance Qualifier for the last 2 slots. Of the 30, the 1 player from each region with the highest amount of points auto-qualified for the finale: North America, Central America, Europe, Japan, Oceania, South America, and a Wild Card Region comprising of every region not included in any of the other regions. The 23 highest players on the leaderboard who did not auto-qualify made up the rest of the 30 who were to move on to the championships.

The point system remained mostly the same from the 2020 iteration, however an additional Silver category, titled "Super Silver," was added. To qualify for a Silver category, a tournament needs a certain amount of entrants:

Game Regions Silver entrants
Super 4 3 2 1
Super Smash Bros. Melee NA 200 64 48 32 16
All Other Regions 100 48 32 24 16
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate NA, EU, Japan 450 128 96 64 32
All Other Regions 200 64 48 32 16
Placement Platinum score Gold score Silver score
Super 4 3 2 1
1st 800 400 275 100 70 45 25
2nd 675 300 200 70 45 25 10
3rd 525 220 125 45 25 10 5
4th 400 150 70 25 10 5 1
5th 300 100 45 10 5 1
7th 220 70 25 5 1
9th 150 45 10 1
13th 100 25 5
17th 70 10 1
25th 45 5
33rd 25 1
49th 10
65th 5
97th 1

If two or more players on the leaderboard had the same number of points, the tie in rank would be resolved by applying the following tiebreakers in order:

  1. Total number of points earned from their best 3 Platinum tournaments
  2. Total number of points earned from their best 3 Gold tournaments
  3. Average points earned per Platinum tournament attended
  4. Average points earned per Gold tournament attended
  5. Number of Super Silver and Silver tournaments attended
  6. Total number of set wins in matches between tied players across all events in the league
  7. Coin flip

Point standings[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee standings[edit]

Standings

Rank Player Points
1st* USA Hungrybox 3,300
2nd* Japan aMSa 2,970
3rd USA Zain 2,600
4th USA iBDW 2,130
5th USA Mango 2,095
6th USA Fiction 1,690
7th USA S2J 1,605
8th* UK Professor Pro 1,490
9th USA KoDoRiN 1,410
10th USA Jmook 1,310
11th Japan Inngenn 1,295
12th* Chile Raikin 1,211
13th Sweden Pipsqueak 1,200
14th UK Frenzy 1,140
15th Sweden Leffen 1,100
16th Japan Hutukamiman 985
17th USA Lucky 965
18th USA Jflex 955
19th USA Mekk 941
20th USA Bbatts 940
21st Canada moky 935
22nd USA lloD 925
23rd USA Skerzo 925
24th Chile Chape 911
25th USA Wizzrobe 910
26th* Australia Joshman 890
27th USA Medz 885
28th USA null 835
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32nd* Puerto Rico Excel Zero 800
71st* South Korea Sala 400

*Highest amount of points in their respective regions.

Though he moved to Canada in September 2022, aMSa represented Japan in the Smash World Tour 2022.[11] However, this was a moot point as the next highest player from Japan, Inngenn, was qualified in 11th place.

lloD broke the 22nd place tie with Skerzo for having a higher total number of points earned from his best 3 Platinum tournaments (925 vs. 540).

Sala was in a 70th place tie with caioicy and Mew2King; caioicy had the most total Platinum points, and Sala and Mew2King's tiebreaker came down to a coin flip, which never happened.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate standings[edit]

Standings

Rank Player Points
1st* Mexico MkLeo 3,750
2nd* Dominican Republic Sonix 2,835
3rd* Japan acola 2,770
4th USA Onin 2,510
5th* France Glutonny 2,390
6th USA Light 2,270
7th Canada Riddles 2,195
8th USA Dabuz 2,170
9th Japan Shuton 2,160
10th Mexico Maister 2,020
11th Japan Miya 1,990
12th Japan ProtoBanham 1,765
13th Spain Sisqui 1,755
14th Mexico Chag 1,755
15th Japan Tea 1,690
16th* Australia Jdizzle 1,505
17th USA Zomba 1,485
18th Japan Asimo 1,445
19th Japan KEN 1,445
20th Japan Gackt 1,435
21st Japan Yoshidora 1,430
22nd UK Bloom4Eva 1,390
23rd USA Kola 1,390
24th Japan Kameme 1,325
25th USA Lima 1,291
26th Japan Nietono 1,280
27th* Brazil Ferps 1,191
28th Australia Sriks 1,190
29th USA Jakal 1,180
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70th* Saudi Arabia eMass 600

*Highest amount of points in their respective regions.

Though he lived in the United Kingdom for part of the year, eMass represented Saudi Arabia in the Wild Card Region in the Smash World Tour 2022. This was because he had been living in Saudi Arabia since the beginning of the summer and had earned points in the Wild Card region since March 2022.[12]

Sisqui broke the 13th place tie with Chag for having a higher total number of points earned from his best 3 Platinum tournaments (920 vs. 335).

Asimo broke the 18th place tie with KEN for having a higher total number of points earned from his best 3 Platinum tournaments (975 vs. 470).

Bloom4Eva broke the 22nd place tie with Kola for having a higher total number of points earned from his best 3 Platinum tournaments (925 vs. 820).

"World War kept"[edit]

On November 20th, the last day of the Smash World Tour, Jakal replaced kept as the last player qualified through points by a margin of just 5 points, due to the former's performance at Apex 2022. Following this replacement, a past tournament was discovered (Shinosuma #133.5), which if opted in, would raise kept's Silver points enough to pass Jakal and qualify. This led others to look for tournaments Jakal attended (such as Collision 2022) that could raise his points as a counter-measure against kept's tournaments. Due to the rulebook not stating an exact end time for the league period or any time limit for a tournament to opt into the circuit, it was up in the air for how much time people had to opt in tournaments. The event, which has since been dubbed "World War kept", ended when players pointed out a clause in the rulebook which required tournaments to be run on start.gg in order to be eligible for the SWT, making Shinosuma #133.5 ineligible to opt in as it was held on Challonge. In addition, the bracket would have to be meticulously recreated on start.gg if it were to be implemented into the circuit's leaderboards. No major changes or new qualified players ended up happening, with the exception of Collision 2022 opting in, which only raised Jakal's points by 5 and swapped Riddles over Dabuz on the leaderboards.[13]

Leaderboard points controversy[edit]

In the SWT rulebook, Section 1.2 stated that entrant counts for tournaments must account for disqualifications when tiering. Following the end of the circuit, controversy arose when it was revealed that a few Silver tournaments did not account for disqualifications. This affected the borderline qualifiers, as with disqualifications accounted, kept (at 1,165 points) and Sekai Doggo (at 1,140 points) would have more points than Sriks (at 1,130 points) and Jakal (at 1,125 points), the two players who were ultimately invited to the finale.[14]

This controversy was further exacerbated when it was revealed that, following Apex 2022 on November 22nd, 2022, a new line was added to the aforementioned section which stated that whether a Silver tournament's status changes was only decided by the tour producer.[15] In addition, both kept and Sekai Doggo have made attempts to contact SWT on the issue.[16][17]

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