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Tournament:Super Smash Bros. Invitational

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Super Smash Bros. Invitational
source
Dates June 10, 2014
Venue NOKIA Theatre
Address/City 777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles, California USA
Attendance 16
Entry fees
Pot size(s) $500
Results
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U winners Chile ZeRo
Staff
Director(s) Nintendo

The Super Smash Bros. Invitational was a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament hosted by Nintendo. To commemorate the release of Super Smash Bros. 4, and the Super Smash Bros. series as a whole, Nintendo announced and subsequently hosted the tournament during E3 2014, at the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The host of the event was Geoff Keighley[1], while Reggie Fils-Aime made an additional appearance at the conclusion at the event to present the winner with a trophy.

The game played was Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, marking the first time that the game was playable to the public. Sixteen top professional players, whose experience included Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and even Project M, were invited to participate. Intended to be more an exhibition of the game than a standard tournament, the event featured some non-standard rules, such as the inclusion of items in some matches, in order to demonstrate multiple aspects of gameplay that were previously unrevealed.

The tournament had 3,000 in-person spectators, with costumed fans receiving priority seating;[2] all spectators were given flipboards with the official art of all playable characters in order to vote on who their favourite player in a match was.

The entirety of the tournament was also streamed live on Nintendo's official Twitch account, with professional Smash commentators announcing and commentating both the live event and video footage.

A video contest was also held prior to the contest, where the winner of which would be awarded a VIP trip to the event and have the opportunity to play one of the tournament winners. The winner was revealed to be justinanthonylennox.

Players[edit]

The following players participated in the tournament, listed in the order in which characters were selected.[3]

Smasher Character played
USA Sam "Peachyhime" McNaughton PeachHeadSSBB.png Villager's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Villager
USA Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Kirby
USA Hendrick "DJ Nintendo" Pilar FoxHeadSSBM.png SamusHeadSSBM.png BowserHeadSSBM.png Bowser's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Bowser
USA Lilian "milktea" Chen PeachHeadSSBM.png Pikachu's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Pikachu
Chile Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios FoxHeadSSBM.png MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png Zero Suit Samus's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Zero Suit Samus
USA Hugo "HugS" Gonzalez SamusHeadSSBM.png Mega Man's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mega Man
USA Kevin "PPMD" Nanney FalcoHeadSSBM.png MarthHeadSSBM.png Fox's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Fox
USA Kris "Toph" Aldenderfer FoxHeadSSBM.png Pit's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Pit
USA Cristin "Crismas" DeSaro PeachHeadSSBM.png Zelda's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Zelda
USA Ken "Ken" Hoang MarthHeadSSBM.png Marth's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Marth
USA Kevin "PewPewU" Toy MarthHeadSSBM.png Mario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Mario
USA McCain "MacD" LaVelle PeachHeadSSBM.png Greninja's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Greninja
Japan Masaya "aMSa" Chikamoto YoshiHeadSSBM.png Olimar's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Olimar
USA Daniel "KoreanDJ" Jung MarthHeadSSBM.png FoxHeadSSBM.png Rosalina and Luma's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Rosalina
USA Neha "Lilo" Chhetri PeachHeadSSBM.png Wii Fit Trainer's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wii Fit Trainer
USA Dakota "Rapture" Lasky MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png KirbyHeadSSBB.png Little Mac's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Little Mac

Announcers[edit]

Between matches, host Geoff Keighley narrated previews to the various matches, as well as provided color commentary; the matches themselves were commentated by: [4]

  • D'Ron "D1" Maingrette
  • Wynton "Prog" Smith
  • Bobby "Scar" Scarnewman

Available characters[edit]

Most characters that were revealed at the time of the tournament's original announcement at the end of April were playable, including all six confirmed newcomers, though several confirmed veterans were omitted.

MarioIcon(SSB4-U).png
Mario
RosalinaIcon(SSB4-U).png
Rosalina
BowserIcon(SSB4-U).png
Bowser
DonkeyKongIcon(SSB4-U).png
Donkey Kong
LinkIcon(SSB4-U).png
Link
ZeldaIcon(SSB4-U).png
Zelda
SamusIcon(SSB4-U).png
Samus
ZeroSuitSamusIcon(SSB4-U).png
Zero Suit Samus
KirbyIcon(SSB4-U).png
Kirby
FoxIcon(SSB4-U).png
Fox
PikachuIcon(SSB4-U).png
Pikachu
GreninjaIcon(SSB4-U).png
Greninja
MarthIcon(SSB4-U).png
Marth
PitIcon(SSB4-U).png
Pit
OlimarIcon(SSB4-U).png
Olimar
LittleMacIcon(SSB4-U).png
Little Mac
VillagerIcon(SSB4-U).png
Villager
WiiFitTrainerIcon(SSB4-U).png
Wii Fit Trainer
SonicIcon(SSB4-U).png
Sonic
MegaManIcon(SSB4-U).png
Mega Man

No player picked Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, or Sonic.

Ruleset[edit]

The following rules were in effect:[5]

  • Before the tournament began, all competitors chose characters in random order. Characters could not be chosen by multiple players, and players could not switch characters midway through the tournament.
  • Each match was a four player free-for-all, with all players having four stocks, as well as a five minute timer. The top two players in terms of score advanced. A tie between two players was decided by which player KOed more players; if this was insufficient, the tie would then be broken by fan vote.
  • The finals took place on Battlefield, with both players having four stocks and the time at 8 minutes, as an explicit homage to the competitive Smash community.
  • Items were on medium for round 1, low for rounds 2 and 3, and off for the final.

Results[edit]

Invitational Tournament[edit]

The winner of the Invitational Tournament was Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios who played as Zero Suit Samus.

Quarterfinal 1
Greninja's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. MacD Eliminated
Olimar's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. aMSa Advanced
Zelda's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Crismas Eliminated
Little Mac's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Rapture Advanced
Quarterfinal 2
Bowser's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. DJ Nintendo Eliminated
Zero Suit Samus's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. ZeRo Advanced
Rosalina and Luma's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. KoreanDJ Advanced
Fox's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. PPMD Eliminated
Quarterfinal 3
Mario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. PewPewU Advanced
Wii Fit Trainer's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Lilo Advanced
Pit's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Toph Eliminated
Marth's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Ken Eliminated
Quarterfinal 4
Villager's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Peachyhime Advanced
Pikachu's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. milktea Eliminated
Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Hungrybox Advanced
Mega Man's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. HugS Eliminated
Semifinal 1
Olimar's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. aMSa Advanced
Little Mac's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Rapture Eliminated
Zero Suit Samus's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. ZeRo Advanced
Rosalina and Luma's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. KoreanDJ Eliminated
Semifinal 2
Mario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. PewPewU Eliminated
Wii Fit Trainer's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Lilo Advanced
Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Hungrybox Advanced
Villager's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Peachyhime Eliminated
Final
Zero Suit Samus's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. ZeRo Advanced
Olimar's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. aMSa Eliminated
Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Hungrybox Advanced
Wii Fit Trainer's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Lilo Eliminated
Grand Final
Zero Suit Samus's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. ZeRo Winner
Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Hungrybox Runner-up

Full results:
1. Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios
2. Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
3. Masaya "aMSa" Chikamoto
3. Neha "Lilo" Chhetri
5. Kevin "PewPewU" Toy
5. Sam "Peachyhime" McNaughton
5. Dakota "Rapture" Lasky
5. Daniel "KoreanDJ" Jung
9. Hendrick "DJ Nintendo" Pilar
9. Kris "Toph" Aldenderfer
9. Lilian "milktea" Wei
9. Cristin "Crismas" DeSaro
9. Kevin "PPMD" Nanney
9. Hugo "HugS" Gonzalez
9. McCain "MacD" LaVelle
9. Ken "Ken" Hoang

Fan-Favorite Tournament[edit]

Between matches, the audience chose a fighter of the previous round, regardless of the match results, and the fighter with the most votes was transferred to the Fan-Favorite Tournament. The winner of the tournament was Kevin "PPMD" Nanney, who played as Fox.

Fan-Favorite Round 1
Greninja's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. MacD Eliminated
Fox's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. PPMD Advanced
Marth's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Ken Eliminated
Mega Man's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. HugS Advanced
Fan-Favorite Round 2
Fox's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. PPMD Advanced
Mega Man's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. HugS Advanced
Mario's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. PewPewU Eliminated
Rosalina and Luma's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. KoreanDJ Eliminated
Fan-Favorite Final
Fox's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. PPMD Winner
Mega Man's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. HugS Runner-up

Full results:
1. Kevin "PPMD" Nanney
2. Hugo "HugS" Gonzalez
3. Kevin "PewPewU" Toy
3. Daniel "KoreanDJ" Jung
5. McCain "MacD" LaVelle
5. Ken "Ken" Hoang

Celebrity Rumble[edit]

In addition to the aforementioned tournaments, four celebrities competed in a "celebrity rumble". The match took place at Town and City. The competitors included:

Celebrity Rumble
Bowser's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars) Winner
Greninja's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Zelda Williams (several Nintendo commercials) Runner-up
Link's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Stephen Lunsford (Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight) Third place
Kirby's stock icon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Erin Sanders (Zoey 101) Fourth place

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