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MkLeo and Kola play at the 2021 SWTC. Both players will return as qualified players for the 2022 Smash World Tour Championships.

All 2022 Smash World Tour Championships qualified players

60 players have earned spots at the invitational between Melee and Ultimate

The regular season for this year’s Smash World Tour has come to an end as 30 players in both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate have secured their spots at the circuit finale. With several hundred more entered to compete in the Last Chance Qualifiers, the Championships are poised to be among the most stacked events of the year.

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The race for No. 1 in the world is still far from over, especially for Melee. As this race continues, here’s an overview of all the qualified players for the 2022 Smash World Tour Championships, as well as when and how fans can watch the tournament.

Smash World Tour qualified Melee players

Notably, Shephard “Fiction” Lima and Josh “Joshman” Lyras will not be at the Smash World Tour Melee Championships despite having enough points to be among the qualified players; instead, the two will be attending Ludwig Ahgren’s Mogul Chessboxing Championship the same weekend.

Even so, the circuit finale will feature a line-up including many of the best players in the world. Here are the seven players who qualified by being the highest-ranking player in their region on the leaderboards:

  • North America – Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma
  • Japan – Masaya “aMSa” Chikamoto
  • Europe – Aaron “Professor Pro” Thomas
  • South America – Gianluca “Raikin” Carboni
  • Central America – Alan “Excel Zero” Barreto
  • Oceania – Jacob “Sock” Hunter
  • Wild Card – Patrick “Sala” Smith

Meanwhile, here are the 23 players who got in by having enough points, along with the region they each represent:

  • Zain “Zain” Naghmi (North America)
  • Cody “iBDW” Schwab (North America)
  • Joseph “Mang0” Marquez (North America)
  • Johnny “S2J” Kim (North America)
  • John “KoDoRiN” Ko (North America)
  • Jake “Jmook” DiRado (North America)
  • Inngenn (Japan)
  • Linus “Pipsqueak” Nordin (Europe)
  • Elliot “Frenzy” Grossman (Europe)
  • William “Leffen” Hjelte (Europe)
  • Hutukamiman (Japan)
  • Joey “Lucky” Aldama (North America)
  • Jacob “Jflex” Pinto (North America)
  • Yasin “Mekk” Mekki (North America)
  • Billy “Bbatts” Batista (North America)
  • Kurtis “moky” Pratt (North America)
  • Arjun “lloD” Malhotra (North America)
  • Adrian “Skerzo” Chavez (North America)
  • Vicente “Chape” Sánchez (South America)
  • Justin “Wizzrobe” Hallett (North America)
  • Juan “Medz” Garcia (North America)
  • Gio “null” Rossi (North America)
  • Zaid “Spark” Ali (North America)

Qualified Ultimate players

Meanwhile, the Smash World Tour Ultimate Championships will feature an even more international line-up, with less than half of the qualified players coming from North America. Here are the seven players who finished at the top of their respective regions:

  • North America – Leonardo “MkLeo” López Pérez
  • Central America – Carlos “Sonix” Pérez
  • Japan – Mashita “acola” Hayato
  • Europe – William “Glutonny” Belaid
  • Oceania – Jonathan “Jdizzle” Douglas
  • South America – Felipe “Ferps” Moura
  • Wild Card – Moussa “eMass” Hafez

In addition, here are the 23 next highest-placing players on the points leaderboard:

  • Angel “Onin” Mireles (North America)
  • Paris “Light” Ramirez (North America)
  • Shuto “Shuton” Moriya (Japan)
  • Michael “Riddles” Kim (North America)
  • Samuel “Dabuz” Buzby (North America)
  • Enrique “Maister” Hernández Solís (North America)
  • Miya (Japan)
  • Naoto “ProtoBanham” Tsuji (Japan)
  • Santiago “Chag” Pérez Checchi (North America)
  • Pau “Sisqui” Caire (Europe)
  • Takuma “Tea” Hirooka (Japan)
  • Salvatore “Zomba” DeSena (North America)
  • Kengo “KEN” Suzuki (Japan)
  • Asimo (Japan)
  • Yoshidora (Japan)
  • Oliver “Bloom4Eva” Alexander (Europe)
  • Gakuto “Gackt” Ito (Japan)
  • Kolawole “Kola” Aideyan (North America)
  • Takuto “Kameme” Ono (Japan)
  • Bharat “Lima” Chintapall (North America)
  • Yuta “Nietono” Uejima (Japan)
  • Srikar “Sriks” Jha (Oceania)
  • Jude “Jakal” Harris (North America)

Notably, the circuit organizers did not take disqualifications into account when awarding points for silver tournaments like the official rulebook previously suggested they would. Had they done so, Tomoki “kept” Ikeda and Fernando “Sekai Doggo” Bastias would have gotten in over Sriks and Jakal. As of now, the circuit organizers have not announced any plans to invite kept or Sekai Doggo to the main event or LCQ.

How to watch the Smash World Tour Championships and when is it?

The 2022 Smash World Tour Championships will take place in San Antonio, Texas, from December 9-11. There will be three main English broadcasts on VGBootCamp, VGBootCamp2 and VGBootCamp3. In addition, there will be three foreign language side streams: Solary in French, SmashFactorGaming in Spanish and VGBC_JPN in Japanese.

The LCQs for both Melee and Ultimate will kick off at noon ET on Friday, December 9. The group stage of the main event will also begin on Friday. Then, groups will continue and the final bracket will begin on Saturday. The final brackets for both Melee and Ultimate will conclude on Sunday.

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Dylan Tate
Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.