MELEE & ULTIMATE
$250,000+ IN PRIZES
IT'S FINALLY TIME
Shortly after the announcement of the Smash World Tour, COVID-19 put an end to in-person Smash Tournaments for almost two years. And while 2021 was not the year we expected, the Smash World Tour is proud to have been able to exist and adapt in the 2021 climate.
That said, since the beginning of the pandemic we couldn’t wait to get back to the original 2020 format. We are so excited to announce that we are finally providing in-person circuits for both Ultimate and Melee with Tour stops at community events all around the world!
Who will be crowned this December?
HOW IT WORKS
CIRCUITS FOR MELEE & ULTIMATE
Between Platinum, Gold, and Silver tournaments, players can earn points from community events all over the world. At the end of the year, the competitors with the most points will be flown out for the Smash World Tour Championships, with more than $250,000 on the line!
Players can earn points from both the largest Smash events in the world and their local weeklies – our goal is that the Smash World Tour encourages growth at every event level!
ULTIMATE TROPICAL ARENA
MAY 4 - 5
MAY 13 - 15
Our standings and points system is calculated by taking your best placement result from a limited amount of each tier. This helps with both accessibility and incentivizing to attend tournaments both big and small!
Your place in the Standings is determined by adding up your rolling top 3 Platinum event scores, your top 3 Gold event scores, and your top 6 Silver event scores (and top 1 Super Silver event score, if events qualify). As a reference, a “perfect score” would be 4475 points (1st place at each of the aforementioned events). To see the full points table and more on the Tour format – check out our About Page.
In addition to our Platinum and Gold Tour events – players can also earn points by stacking their best rolling results from Silver Events!
Silver Events are exclusively populated via organizers “opting in” their tournaments from all over the world on smash.gg/swt2022 – we’d love to have yours as well!
For Platinum and Golds – community events around the world are invited by the Tour to participate, using their results as part of the SWT Standings. The tour is not exclusive, and there are no broadcasting, sponsorship, or promotional requirements – our goal is to make the Tour as frictionless as possible!
Coming soon! We’re teaming up with smash.gg for the official shop where we’ll have official SWT merchandise, opportunities to grow the prize pools, unique shop goals, collaborations, and more! Keep an eye out on smash.gg/swt2022!
We are excited this year to be back in our original format, where only offline in-person events are counting towards the Smash World Tour.
Please note that some events have not been announced yet, stay tuned in the coming weeks as they are revealed! That said, there are a few events that politely declined the invitation to participate as an event on the Smash World Tour:
The Big House
We completely understand TOs have their reasons and we cannot emphasize that enough. We fully support TO’s decisions as our goal is first and foremost to be as frictionless as possible for organizers. In full transparency, we are only listing them here so there is not confusion within the community as to if they were even invited or considered. It is also worth noting there were just a few community events that would have been invited but their dates did not fall within the calendar of the Smash World Tour season.
Also! As a reminder, ANY tournament that meets the criteria can opt-in via smashgg to participate on the Tour as Silver events – the more the merrier! Our goal is to unify the competitive scene as best we can and offer ample opportunity for players all over the world to earn points. Silver events will be a large factor in having that extra reach.
This year, the Smash World Tour Championships will have a starting total prize pool of $250,000 ($125,000 for Ultimate, $125,000 for Melee).
We will also have ways in which the prize pool will rise throughout the year – stay tuned!
All 32 Finalists will qualify for prize money (in addition to travel and housing for the Championships) – and you can see the full breakdown of prize pool distribution on our Rules Page.
As of now, The Smash World Tour is not yet officially associated or affiliated with Nintendo® or Nintendo of America®. One of our goals with the Smash World Tour is to offer a unified way for Nintendo® to directly support the global Smash community.
No, at this time, we do not enforce any universal ruleset for Smash World Tour tournaments. Our ruleset only applies to the Smash World Tour Championships, and will be updated as we get closer to the event.