Beyond the Summit announces upcoming Smash tournaments
The banner of Mainstage 2021, Beyond the Summit's upcoming Smash major.

Beyond the Summit announces upcoming Smash tournaments

Five in-person majors are on the horizon
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Beyond the Summit has announced four new Super Smash Bros. events for 2021 and 2022. These include tournaments for both Smash Melee and Smash Ultimate.

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Here are the dates for all of the upcoming Beyond the Summit events, including the previously-announced Smash Summit 11:

  • Smash Summit 11: July 15-18, 2021
  • Ultimate Summit 3: Aug. 26-29, 2021
  • Mainstage 2021: Nov. 12-14, 2021
  • Smash Summit 12: December 2021
  • Ultimate Summit 4: March 2022

Notably, these announcements have confirmed the organization’s first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate events since Ultimate Summit 2, which took place in October of 2019. During the pandemic, Beyond the Summit focused on Melee events due to the game’s superior netcode through Slippi.

Beyond the Summit’s upcoming Smash events

Currently, nine competitors have secured spots at Smash Summit 11. Eligible Melee players can opt in to campaign for spots in the event as of today. The Twitter nomination phase will begin on June 22, while the voting phase will begin on June 25. Rollback Rumble: The Big One will be the last chance qualifier for this upcoming tournament.

Currently, only two players have earned spots at Ultimate Summit 3. Rasheen “Dark Wizzy” Rose qualified by winning Phantom, an Australian regional tournament, in March of 2020. Additionally, Edgar “Sparg0” Valdez qualified by winning Collision Online in April of 2021. However, Beyond the Summit has not yet announced additional qualifier events for this invitational.

After years of exclusively hosting invitationals, Beyond the Summit introduced Mainstage as their first open major in 2019. Registration has already begun for this year’s event, which will take place in person at the Ontario Convention Center in Southern California.

Mainstage 2021 will feature six qualifier spots for both Smash Summit 12 and Ultimate Summit 4. Alongside Melee and Ultimate, the tournament will also include Singles and Doubles brackets for Project+.

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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.