Smash Ultimate Summit 3

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[e][h]Smash Ultimate Summit 3
Tournament Information
Series:
Organizer:
Location:
United States Los Angeles
Tournament Type:
Invitational
Prize pool:
$159,131 USD
Start Date:
August 26, 2021
End Date:
August 29, 2021
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Chronology

Smash Ultimate Summit 3 is an invitational tournament, hosted by Beyond The Summit (BTS), that was held on August 26-29, 2021.[1]

The event was originally scheduled for June 11-14, 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.[2]

At the time the tournament was held, Smash Ultimate Summit 3 featured a prize pool of over $156,000 USD. This was the largest prize pool of any event in Super Smash Bros. history, beating BTS's own record of $155,669 USD set the previous month at Smash Summit 11.

Background[edit]

Smash Ultimate Summit 3 was originally scheduled for June 11-14, 2020, but was posponed in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, eventually getting delayed by over a year.[3]

Dark Wizzy was the first confirmed player, qualifying by winning Phantom 2020 on March 8, 2020; when the event was postponed, it was confirmed that his qualification would remain valid for the tournament's eventual new date.[4]

In April 21, 2021, Beyond the Summit announced that the winner of Collision Online 2021 three days later would qualify for Smash Ultimate Summit 3.[5] Sparg0 won the tournament, becoming the second confirmed player for the event, and the first person in history to qualify for Smash Ultimate Summit via an online tournament.[6]

On July 30, Beyond the Summit announced the seven players directly invited to the event: Dabuz, KEN, Maister, Marss, MkLeo, Tweek, and zackray.[7][8] Then-Beyond the Summit staff member Aiden confirmed that Glutonny from France had originally been invited, but that complications relating to travels from Europe (similar to those encountered by Swedish players Leffen and Pipsqueak, who were both announced for Smash Summit 11 but were unable to attend) forced Beyond the Summit to reverse their decision prior to the announcement.[9]

Six players qualified via the event's crowdfunding/voting system. Only players from Canada, Mexico, or the United States were eligible due to COVID-19 related travelling restrictions; additionally, players needed to be ranked on the PGRU Spring 2019, the PGRU Fall 2019, or the OrionRank 2020, to have been part of Smash Ultimate Summit 2, or to have placed high at at least one of several notable events listed by Beyond the Summit.[10][11] Players could offer their nominations from July 31 onwards, with the fans voting on Twitter from August 3 to August 6 to determine the 20 players who would move on to the Voting Phase, which started immediately afterwards, taking place in five rounds and seeing the two players with the most votes in the final three rounds qualify. The six players voted into the event were Aaron and VoiD on August 12, Atomsk and Riddles on August 14, and Kola and Charliedaking on August 16.[12]

On August 23, 2021, Cosmos earned the final spot for Smash Ultimate Summit 3 by winning Mega Smash Mondays 240, which acted as a last-chance qualifier for the event.[13]

Peanut and WaDi, the players who had received the third and fourth most votes respectively in the final round of voting, were flown to the event to act as alternates in the event that any of the non-American participants encountered travel issues.[14]

In addition to the voting system, the event had a number of eccentric goals to reach via the crowdfunding system. Those goals, which were all met, included, among others unrelated to Super Smash Bros. competition, Squad Strike tournament with players using the random character selection option, a USA vs The World Crew Battle, a Doubles tournament titled "Puppet Master" where a member in each team must play blindfolded, and the "Wifi Warrior World Championship", a tournament making fun of the input delays in wifi tournaments during the pandemic era, in which the players' controller input delay increases progressively during their matches, up to 5 seconds.[15]

Broadcast Talent[edit]

Spanish Broadcast Talent[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

The prize pool is distributed as follows.[Inside Source]

The remaining 1.4% of the prize pool is split evenly between the two players eliminated in the last round of crowdfunding, Peanut and WaDi.

Final Singles Bracket[edit]

From Winners
 USA Tweek
3
 United States Tweek
 Mexico Sparg0
August 29, 2021
Φ Pokémon Stadium 2
Φ Pokémon Stadium 2
Φ Pokémon Stadium 2
Φ Pokémon Stadium 2
 Mexico Sparg0
1
From Losers
 USA Marss
0
 United States Marss
 Mexico MkLeo
August 29, 2021
Final Destination
Battlefield
Battlefield
 Mexico MkLeo
3
Losers Finals
 Mexico Sparg0
2
 Mexico Sparg0
 Mexico MkLeo
August 29, 2021
Φ Pokémon Stadium 2
Φ Pokémon Stadium 2
Φ Pokémon Stadium 2
Φ Pokémon Stadium 2
Battlefield
 Mexico MkLeo
3
Grand Finals
 USA Tweek
3
 United States Tweek
 Mexico MkLeo
August 29, 2021
Φ Pokémon Stadium 2
Φ Town and City
Φ Town and City
 Mexico MkLeo
0

Participants[edit]

Invited Players
T1T1
Mexico MkLeo
SBI e-SportsSBI e-Sports
Japan KEN
GameWithGameWith
Japan zackray
PandaPanda
United States Marss
TSMTSM
United States Tweek
Spacestation GamingSpacestation Gaming
Mexico Maister
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
United States Dabuz
Crowdfunded Players
Moist EsportsMoist Esports
United States Aaron
Counter Logic GamingCounter Logic Gaming
United States VoiD
United States Atomsk
Even Matchup GamingEven Matchup Gaming
Canada Riddles
Moist EsportsMoist Esports
United States Kola
United States Charliedaking
Qualified from Phantom 2020
United States Dark Wizzy
Qualified from Mega Smash Mondays 240
United States Cosmos
Qualified from Collision Online 2021
Mexico Sparg0

VODs[edit]

| Mexico MkLeo vs. United States Atomsk
| United States Dark Wizzy vs. United States Kola
| Mexico MkLeo vs. United States Kola
| United States Dark Wizzy vs. United States Atomsk
| Mexico MkLeo vs. United States Dark Wizzy
| United States Kola vs. United States Atomsk
| United States Tweek vs. United States Aaron
| Japan KEN vs. Mexico Sparg0
| United States Tweek vs. Mexico Sparg0
| Japan KEN vs. United States Aaron
| United States Tweek vs. Japan KEN
| Mexico Sparg0 vs. United States Aaron
| Japan zackray vs. United States Charliedaking
| United States Dabuz vs. United States Cosmos
| Japan zackray vs. United States Cosmos
| United States Dabuz vs. United States Charliedaking
| Japan zackray vs. United States Dabuz
| United States Cosmos vs. United States Charliedaking
| United States Marss vs. Canada Riddles
| Mexico Maister vs. United States VoiD
| United States Marss vs. United States VoiD
| Mexico Maister vs. Canada Riddles
| United States Marss vs. Mexico Maister
| United States VoiD vs. Canada Riddles
| United States Tweek vs. Japan KEN
| United States Aaron vs. United States Tweek
| Mexico Maister vs. United States Cosmos
| United States Tweek vs. Mexico Maister
| United States Dark Wizzy vs. Canada Riddles
| United States Charliedaking vs. Canada Riddles
| United States Aaron vs. United States Atomsk
| United States VoiD vs. United States Aaron
| United States Dabuz vs. Japan KEN
| United States Kola vs. United States Dabuz
| Mexico MkLeo vs. United States Tweek
| United States Marss vs. United States Kola
| Mexico Sparg0 vs. Canada Riddles
| Japan zackray vs. United States VoiD
| United States Tweek vs. United States Marss
| Mexico Sparg0 vs. Japan zackray
| United States Atomsk vs. United States Charliedaking
| United States Cosmos vs. United States Aaron
| Japan KEN vs. Mexico Maister
| United States Dark Wizzy vs. United States Dabuz
| United States VoiD vs. United States Charliedaking
| Canada Riddles vs. United States Aaron
| United States Kola vs. Mexico Maister
| Mexico MkLeo vs. United States Dabuz
| United States VoiD vs. United States Aaron
| United States Kola vs. Mexico MkLeo
| United States Marss vs. United States VoiD
| Japan zackray vs. Mexico MkLeo
| United States Tweek vs. Mexico Sparg0
| United States Marss vs. Mexico MkLeo
| Mexico Sparg0 vs. Mexico MkLeo
| United States Tweek vs. Mexico MkLeo

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