In a delightfully surprising announcement today, the Smash community learned that it would finally be getting its own World Tour – just not one that’s sponsored by Nintendo. Instead, Twitch and smash.gg are sponsoring the Smash World Tour, which will give players in both Ultimate and Melee the chance to compete for a combined prize pool of $250,000.
Right now, the tour plans to extend across twenty-six events, including a championship event in mid-December. Each event counts as either Platinum, Gold, or Silver, with each rank contributing to a player’s final standing. The international series will feature tournaments in the US, the UK, France, Japan, Canada, Australia, and Mexico – and that’s just the beginning. Unlike many other pro tours, the Smash World Tour will allow tournaments to opt in to the action, which makes this tour very dynamic and community-driven.
The action starts in just two weeks at CEO Dreamland. To learn more about the Smash World Tour, visit its official website here and check out the grand reveal below. And remember, we at toptier will keep you up to date on all of the action with our World Tour Update, so subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure that you never miss a beat!
Introducing the Smash World Tour, a tournament series for both Ultimate AND Melee!
– Over 25 community events around the world
– $250k+ combined Championships Prize Pool
— Smash World Tour (@SmashWorldTour) March 1, 2020