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The Tour

SMASH WORLD TOUR FORMAT

The Smash World Tour is an international tournament series in which competitors for both Ultimate and Melee can qualify for the Smash World Tour Championships. By attending community events all over the world, players can accumulate points in the Smash World Tour Standings – at the end of the year, the Top 31 players (along with a Last Chance Qualifier winner) will be invited to the Championships. Throughout the year, both the full standings and schedule of Smash World Tour events can be monitored in real-time using our League page on our partner Smash.gg’s platform.

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There are three tiers of events on the Tour – a combination of your BEST results from all three tiers will determine your spot in the leaderboards. The following contribute to your ranking:

  • Top 3 Platinum tournament results
  • Top 3 Gold tournament results
  • Top 6 Silver tournament results


For example – if you attend 4 Gold tournaments, and your 4th entry was your best result to date, it will push out the previous 3rd best result, improving your score in the Standings! It should be noted within the Silver tier there are different levels of points based on tournament size (chart below) – but all can count towards your Top 6 Silver results.

Events that count toward the Smash World Tour will take place from March 13 until the cutoff of November 22. At that point the Final Standings will be locked in, determining the 31 players who auto-qualify to move on to the Finals! The final spot for each game will be decided by the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier, an open bracket tournament taking place the weekend of the Smash World Tour Championships! (December 17th-20th – Location TBA)

And finally – it all leads up to the first ever Smash World Tour Championships! The Top 32 competitors (including the LCQ winner) will be split into four groups based on their place in the Final Standings. The four groups will each then play out a best-of-five, double elimination Top 8 bracket up until their respective “Grand Finals.” At that point the top 4 players will advance from each group into the final bracket phase – a double elimination, winner-take-all throwdown for the title of World Champion.