Smash Summit 9
Smash Summit 9 was a tournament hosted by Beyond The Summit (BTS) that was held on February 13-16, 2020. This is the ninth iteration of the tournament series.
The four highest placing non-invited players at GENESIS 7, and the highest placing non-invited player at Saving Mr. Lombardi 2 will fill the 5 qualifier slots for this event. n0ne, Fiction, Shroomed, and Hax$ qualified through a top 8 finish at GENESIS 7. iBDW qualified through placing 2nd at Saving Mr. Lombardi 2.
Smash Summit 9 will be the first Smash Summit to have 18 players instead of the normal 16. There will be a new format this time around as well, there will be 2 Swiss pools of 9 players where 8 players advance from each pool. 4 will advance to winners and the other 4 will advance to losers. The players who get last place in the Swiss pools will be eliminated before the final bracket begins.
The prize pool was distributed as follows: [Inside Source]
|1st||$17,340.34|| Hungrybox||Team Liquid|
|2nd||$13,178.65|| Plup||Panda Global|
|4th||$6,242.52|| Zain||Golden Guardians|
| Axe||Tempo Storm|
|7th-8th||$2,774.45|| Hax$||Even Matchup Gaming|
| Fiction||Poilon Software|
| aMSa||CJ eSports|
| Wizzrobe||Team Envy|
|13th-16th||$572.23|| Pricent||Playwell Esport|
| bobby big ballz||Even Matchup Gaming|
| Shroomed||Morituri Esports|