About
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 first-ever Smash World Tour Championships! Throughout the year, both the full standings and schedule of SWT events can be monitored in real-time using our League page on smash.gg.

Like in our original format, 32 competitors for both Melee and Ultimate will qualify for the SWT Championships this December. However, due to COVID-19, the path getting there will be a bit different this time:

  • ULTIMATE TOUR
  • MELEE TOUR

For Ultimate, the SWT will host online qualifiers for various regions around the world. These are both region-locked and free to enter! If you’re looking to compete, be sure to head over to our League Page on smash.gg to sign up. Each region features a main, double-elimination bracket as well as a second-chance LCQ bracket immediately afterwards.

Depending on how highly a competitor places at the Online Qualifier (visit individual tournament sign-up pages for details), they will advance to our Regional Finals beginning this summer. These 16-person tournaments will take place in-person* representing regions all over the world. See our Schedule Page to see the full list of dates.

And finally – it all leads up to the first ever Smash World Tour Championships this December! The Top 32 competitors will be split into eight groups based on their results in the Regional Finals. This will determine seeding for the final bracket phase – a double elimination, winner-take-all throwdown for the title of World Champion!

*Note: due to COVID-19, Regional Finals may change dates based on when events can be safely hosted again.

On the Melee side, a panel of experts (led by Tafokints), as well as contributors from around the world will determine the players who will advance to compete in the Regional Finals. They will be selecting the finalists using a variety of factors including tournament results from both 2020 and 2021.

These Regional Finals will each feature 16 competitors and will take place in-person* representing regions all over the world. See our Schedule Page to see the full list of dates. The top placing competitors from each region will advance to the final stage, the first ever Smash World Tour Championships this December! We’ll be announcing the invited players about 8 weeks out from each Regional Final.

And finally – it all leads up to the first ever Smash World Tour Championships this December! The Top 32 competitors will be split into eight groups based on their results in the Regional Finals. This will determine seeding for the final bracket phase – a double elimination, winner-take-all throwdown for the title of World Champion!

*Note: due to COVID-19, Regional Finals may change dates based on when events can be safely hosted again.

PANEL LEADERSHIP TEAM

Tafokints

Daniel Lee

KayB

Glenn Kim

GIMMEDATWHEAT

Brendan Malone

Edwinbudding

Anokh Palaurthi

Ambisinister

Eryk Banatt

Pikachu942

Melissa Forde