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Beyond the Summit’s next Super Smash Bros. invitational, Smash Ultimate Summit 4, is only a few days away. As always, Smash Summit fans can expect to see skits, wacky side events and high-level competition from 16 of the best Smash Ultimate players in the world.

Here’s everything you need to know about the next edition of the Smash Summit series before the action kicks off later this week.

How to watch Smash Ultimate Summit 4

Beyond the Summit will livestream Smash Ultimate Summit 4 on twitch.tv/btssmash. It will run from March 3-6, concluding with the final singles bracket on Sunday. Terrence “TKbreezy” Kershaw, Zak “Coney” Zeeks, Phil “EE” Visu, Maximillian “Max Ketchum” Krchmar, Charles Thoren and Stephenson “BAM” Bamidele will provide commentary throughout the weekend.

The main singles event at Smash Ultimate Summit 4 will feature the same format as other recent Smash Summits. Competitors will start in four round robin pools. The players who finishes first in each pool will advance directly to the final bracket on the winners side. All of the others will advance to the gauntlet phase.

In each gauntlet, the third-place finisher from one pool will play the fourth-place finisher from another pool, with the loser advancing to the final bracket on the losers side and the winner continuing through the gauntlet. The winner of the first gauntlet set will then play the second-place finisher from a different round robin pool.

Whoever wins the final set in each gauntlet will advance to the final bracket on winners side. Meanwhile, the losers of those sets will advance to the final bracket on losers side. No one will be knocked out of the tournament until the final double-elimination bracket on Sunday.

While singles will be the main event at Smash Ultimate Summit 4, viewers should also expect multiple skits and creative side brackets. This iteration will include side events like a crew battle with items and non-legal stages, a Bop-It bracket and some kind of “Squid Game.”

Players to watch

Notably, half of the players at Smash Ultimate Summit 4 will be first-time Summit competitors. These include Matt “Elegant” Fitzpatrick, Santiago “Chag” Perez, ProtoBanham, Alexis “Goblin” Stennett, Griffin “Fatality” Miller, Tyrell “NAKAT” Coleman and Karthis “Lavish” Ganapathy. In addition, this will be Troy “BassMage” Waters’ first time attending as one of the main players rather than as a VIP.

The following eight Summit veterans will round out the roster for this event:

  • Leonardo “MkLeo” López Pérez
  • Edgar “Sparg0” Valdez
  • Takuma “Tea” Hirooka
  • Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey
  • Samuel “Dabuz” Buzby
  • William “Glutonny” Belaid
  • Paris “Light” Ramirez
  • Enrique “Maister” Hernández Solís

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