Genesis (tournament)

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Genesis
GENESIS 6 logo.svg
GENESIS 6 logo
Tournament information
GameSuper Smash Bros.
LocationSan Francisco Bay Area
Established2009
Number of
tournaments
Seven
Current champion
Melee: United States Zain
Ultimate: United States Marss
Smash 64: United States Shihman
Final champion
Brawl: United States Mew2King (GENESIS 2)
Project M: Canada Kage (GENESIS 2)
Wii U: Mexico MKLeo (GENESIS 5)

Genesis, stylized as GENESIS, is a series of Super Smash Bros. tournaments occurring in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States state of California. The first Genesis tournament took place in 2009 in Antioch at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds.

Alongside EVO, The Big House, and Pound, the GENESIS series is considered to be one of the most prestigious Super Smash Bros. tournament series.

History[edit]

The first tournament, GENESIS, started in Antioch, California, and began on July 10, 2009. The tournament was organized by Boback Vakili and the Concord-based DBR crew, which had Smash players such as SilentSpectre and G$. At the time, it was the largest Melee tournament in history and the fifth largest Brawl tournament.[1] The tournament featured players from around the world, including the US, Sweden, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. This tournament was significant in that it was Armada's first tournament in the US and started the Mango - Armada rivalry, not only at the GENESIS series, but also Melee.

GENESIS 2 took place two years later on July 15, 2011. The tournament was hosted by Boback and DBR and was again held in Antioch, California. The tournament decided to add the original Super Smash Bros. and Project M, in addition to Melee and Brawl. The tournament was also sponsored by Red Bull and SABERGAMING. The tournament was notorious in that Robert "Zelgadis" Scherer stole prize money that was accidentally left behind and reportedly lied. After police investigation, Zelgadis confessed and gave back the money. This incident damaged the reputations of Zelgadis, DBR, GENESIS, and the Smash community as a whole.[2]

GENESIS was planning to make a comeback in 2013 and 2014. However, Boback could not commit to planning since many other tournaments were taking place. Thus, the revival was stalled.[3] Nearly five years after the incident, Boback and the DBR group announced GENESIS 3, which took place on January 15, 2016. Brawl and Project M were dropped from the tournament and Super Smash Bros for Wii U was brought up. Another change is that the tournament moved from Antioch and moved to San Jose, California, with the top 8 of each game taking place at the San Jose Convention Center. The tournament stands as the third largest tournament in Smash tournament, behind EVO 2015 and EVO 2016. In addition, GENESIS announced its partnership with Nintendo.[4] Additional sponsors included HTC, ASUS, and Skillz. With over $20,000 in prize pool money for Melee and over $10,000 in prize pool money for Wii U, this was the biggest community-funded tournament in Smash history. This tournament features Mango and Armada in the grand finals for the third GENESIS tournament in a row.

GENESIS 4 was announced to be on January 20, 2017. This tournament was organized by Boback, Dr. Z, and Germ from DBR. The tournament kept the same lineup of games as it did in GENESIS 3 and was hosted at the same venues.

GENESIS[edit]

The first GENESIS tournament was held on July 10–12, 2009, in Antioch. Melee singles was won by Joseph "Mango" Marquez. This would mark Adam "Armada" Lindgren's first time playing in the United States and would spark a historic rivalry between Mango and Armada.[5][6] Melee doubles was won by the duo of Mew2King and Jman, Brawl singles was won by Ally, and Brawl doubles was won by Mew2King and Fiction. In Melee Crew Battles of East Coast and West Coast, East Coast won.

GENESIS results
Super Smash Bros. Melee (290 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st United States Mango Jigglypuff, Falco US$2,280
2nd Sweden Armada Peach, Fox US$1,425
3rd United States Hungrybox Jigglypuff US$855
4th United States Zhu Falco US$570
5th United States Mew2King Sheik, Marth US$228
5th United States Scar Captain Falcon US$171
7th United States Darkrain Captain Falcon US$114
8th United States Hax Captain Falcon US$57
Super Smash Bros. Melee Doubles (103 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st United States Mew2King
United States Jman
Sheik
Fox
US$1,370
2nd United States Scar
United States Darc
Captain Falcon
Jigglypuff
US$761
3rd United States Mango
United States Lucky
Jigglypuff, Falco
Fox
US$456
4th United States Darkrain
United States Cactuar
Captain Falcon
Fox
US$304
5th United States Xelic
United States Linguini
Peach
Ganondorf
US$152
6th United States Shroomed
United States Julian
Dr. Mario
Fox
7th Sweden Armada
Sweden Aniolas
Peach
Sheik
7th United States DaShizWiz
United States RockCrock
Falco
Ganondorf
Super Smash Bros. Melee Crew Battle
East Coast Player Character Stocks Taken West Coast Player Character Stocks Taken
G$ Marth 4 Falcomist Falco 3
Pakman Luigi 2 SilentSpectre Captain Falcon 8
Hax Captain Falcon 3 Axe Pikachu 3
Tope Sheik 6 LunInSpectra Fox 3
Scar Captain Falcon 2 Pink Shinobi Peach 4
Mew2King Marth, Fox 7 Mango Falco 2
Darc Jigglypuff 4 Zhu Falco, Fox 4
DJ Nintendo Bowser 2 Lucky Fox 7
Cactuar Fox 6 HomeMadeWaffles Dr. Mario 1
Jman Fox 4 Taj Marth 3
Total 40 38
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (292 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Canada Ally Snake US$2,336
2nd United States Mew2King Meta Knight US$1,460
3rd United States Tyrant Meta Knight US$876
4th United States Dojo Meta Knight US$584
5th United States ADHD Diddy Kong US$233
6th United States DEHF Falco US$175
7th United States Fiction Wario US$118
8th United States SK92 Falco US$59
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Doubles (108 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st United States Mew2King
United States Fiction
Meta Knight
Wario
US$1,444
2nd Canada Ally
United States Sean
Snake
Meta Knight
US$802
3rd United States Dojo
United States UTDZac
Meta Knight
Mr. Game and Watch
US$481
4th United States Havok
United States Mike Haze
Marth, Meta Knight
Marth
US$231
5th United States Inui
United States Atomsk
Meta Knight
King Dedede
US$160
6th United States Ling Ling
Puerto Rico Excel_Zero
King Dedede
Peach
7th United States BoA
United States Teba
Marth
King Dedede
7th United States Ajax
United States Futile
Snake
Wario

GENESIS 2[edit]

GENESIS 2 was held two years later on July 15–17, 2011 again in Antioch and at the county fairgrounds. Melee was won by Adam "Armada" Lindgren in a rematch of Joseph "Mango" Marquez in grand finals; doubles was won by Lucky and Mango. Brawl was won by Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman over Elliot "Ally" Bastien Carroza Oyarce; doubles was won by the two Grand Finals participants. Smash 64 was won by SuPeRbOoMfAn of Canada and Project M was won by Kage. In Melee and Brawl crew battles, both were won by the West coast.

GENESIS 2 tournament results
Super Smash Bros. Melee (228 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Sweden Armada Peach, Young Link US$3,396.25
2nd United States Mango Falco, Fox US$1,698.13
3rd United States Taj Marth, Mewtwo US$915.63
4th United States Hungrybox Jigglypuff US$526
5th United States Mew2King Sheik, Marth US$316.25
6th United States Shroomed Dr. Mario US$209.75
7th United States Dr. PeePee Falco US$158.13
8th United States S2J Captain Falcon US$104.88
Super Smash Bros. Melee Doubles (74 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st United States Mango
United States Lucky
Jigglypuff
Fox
US$1,830
2nd United States Mew2King
United States Dr. PeePee
Sheik
Falco
US$732
3rd United States Hax
United States Hungrybox
Captain Falcon
Jigglypuff
US$732
4th Sweden Armada
Sweden Aniolas
Peach
Sheik
US$366
5th United States Axe
United States Taj
Pikachu
Marth, Mewtwo
US$80
5th United States Lovage
United States Silent Wolf
Fox
Fox
US$80
7th United States Baka4moe
United States Westballz
Peach
Falco
US$40
7th United States MacD
United States G$
Peach
Falco
US$40
Super Smash Bros. Melee Crew Battle
East Coast Player Character Stocks Taken West Coast Player Character Stocks Taken
G$ Marth 1 Wobbles Ice Climbers 9
ihavespaceballs Samus 2 HugS Samus 3
Cyrain Fox 4 Lucky Fox 1
Hungrybox Jigglypuff 8 Shroomed Dr. Mario 3
Hax Captain Falcon 7 Axe Pikachu 3
Mew2King Marth 3 Lucien Sheik 2
DoH Peach 2 Fly Amanita Ice Climbers 7
Tope Sheik 7 Silent Wolf Fox 2
Dart! Marth 2 Lovage Fox 4
Dr. PeePee Falco 2 Mango Falco 6
Total 38 Total 40
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (197 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st United States Mew2King Meta Knight US$3,148.75
2nd Canada Ally Snake, Wario, Ice Climbers, Meta Knight, Falco US$2,574.38
3rd United States ADHD Diddy Kong US$846.88
4th United States Gnes Diddy Kong US$482
5th United States Tyrant Meta Knight US$288.75
6th United States Zex Meta Knight, Marth US$193.25
7th United States Tearbear Meta Knight US$144.38
8th United States Rich Brown Olimar US$96.63
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Doubles (64 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st United States Mew2King
Canada Ally
Meta Knight
Wario, Snake
US$1,650
2nd United States UltimateRazer
United States Gnes
Snake
Diddy Kong
US$825
3rd United States Seibrik
United States ADHD
Meta Knight
Diddy Kong
US$495
4th United States ESAM
United States MVD
Pikachu
Snake
US$330
5th United States Trela
United States Zori
Lucario
Olimar
US$80
5th United States Havok
United States Tearbear
Meta Knight
Meta Knight
US$80
7th United States Itakio
Puerto Rico Valdens
Meta Knight
Mr. Game and Watch
US$40
7th United States Zex
United States Z
Marth, Meta Knight
Pikachu
US$40
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Crew Battle
East Coast Player Character Stocks Taken West Coast Player Character Stocks Taken
Mew2King Meta Knight 4 DEHF Falco 2
Nick Riddle Zero Suit Samus 3 Tyrant Meta Knight 3
Poltergust Yoshi 2 Havok Meta Knight 3
Anti Meta Knight 3 Rich Brown Olimar 3
ADHD Diddy Kong 2 Mike Haze Marth 5
Seibrik Meta Knight 2 X Sonic 2
Ally Wario 5 UltimateRazer Snake 2
MVD Snake 2 Tearbear Meta Knight 4
ESAM Pikachu 3 Trela Lucario 4
Atomsk Meta Knight 3 Gnes Diddy Kong 2
Total 29 30
Super Smash Bros. (22 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn Captain Falcon, Fox, Pikachu US$198
2nd United States Isai Kirby, Yoshi, Luigi US$99
3rd Mexico JaimeHR Fox, Captain Falcon US$33
4th United States Kefit Pikachu
5th United States Tigerbombz Pikachu, Fox
5th United States B-Rex Fox, Captain Falcon
7th United States Bladewise Fox
7th United States dookdigity Pikachu, Kirby
Project M (52 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Canada Kage Ganondorf US$132
2nd United States JCaesar Wario, R.O.B., Ganondorf US$66
3rd Sweden Leffen Fox, Captain Falcon, Falco US$22
4th United States Trahh Falco US$5
5th United States Gunblade Ganondorf, Marth
5th United States rubyiris
7th United States ishyguy
7th United States CrYos

GENESIS 3[edit]

A third tournament was not announced until 2013, but that effort was eventually cancelled because of scheduling conflicts with other tournaments, particularly Apex in New Jersey. In August 2015 GENESIS 3 was again announced and eventually occurred from January 15–18, 2016 in San Jose at the San Jose Convention Center and City National Civic Amphitheater. The tournament was sponsored by Nintendo.[7] Tournament organizers initially planned to allow top ranked players to automatically advance to the top bracket, but backed off after backlash from social media and community figures.[8] Eventually, tournament organizers went along with floating the Melee players to the second round, but made the Smash 4 players play in the first round. This event is the second largest Smash event ever (behind EVO 2015) and the largest community run event.

It was again won by Adam "Armada" Lindgren over Joseph "Mango" Marquez, with the grand finals being a repeat of the previous two tournaments.[9][10] Wii U was won by Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios over Samuel "Dabuz" Buzby.[11] Smash 64 was won by Japanese player wario, who was able to attend the tournament from a crowd fund.

Also through a fundraiser, a $500 "Bobby Scar Award" was awarded to fifth place; it was named after the Smasher and commentator Scar, who made a run at the first GENESIS, placing 6th. It was given to SFAT after PPMD said he didn't have motivation playing more.

In crew battles, team Hungrybox won the Smash Draft crew battles and Japan beat SoCal to take the regional crew battles.

In the 4th installment of the Melee Games, UC Irvine took the title, beating Georgia Tech.

A documentary about the Smash 64 scene called The 64 Story: Genesis 3 was shot at G3.[12]

GENESIS 3 tournament results
Super Smash Bros. Melee (1,828 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Sweden [A] Armada Peach, Fox US$10,940
2nd United States C9 | Mango Falco, Fox US$4,376
3rd United States Liquid`Hungrybox Jigglypuff US$2,188
4th United States Tempo | Axe Pikachu US$1,312.80
5th United States CLG | SFAT Fox US$1,156.40
6th United States EG | PPMD Falco, Marth US$656.40
7th Germany mYi | Ice Fox US$437.60
7th United States SPY | Nintendude Ice Climbers US$437.60
Super Smash Bros. Melee Doubles (397 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st United States COG MVG | Mew2King
Sweden [A] Armada
Sheik
Peach
US$3,970
2nd United States CLG | PewPewU
United States CLG | SFAT
Marth
Fox
US$1,588
3rd United States BERT | Swedish Delight
United States Slox
Sheik
Fox
US$794
4th United States Liquid`Hungrybox
United States Tempo | Axe
Jigglypuff
Pikachu
US$555.80
5th United States Darkatma
United States Frootloop
Sheik
Falco
US$317.60
5th United States WFX | Shroomed
United States Alan
Sheik
Peach
US$317.60
7th Mexico SF | Javi
Mexico SF | Twin
Fox
Falco
US$198.50
7th United States TGL | DruggedFox
United States Baka4moe
Sheik
Peach
US$198.50
Super Smash Bros. Melee Smash Draft Crew Battle
Place Crew Name Character Name Character Name Character Name Character Name Character Amount
1st Team Hbox Hungrybox Jigglypuff PPMD Marth MacD Peach The Moon Marth Swedish Delight Sheik US$4,000
2nd Team SFAT SFAT Fox Plup Sheik Nintendude Ice Climbers Wizzrobe Captain Falcon KJH Fox US$1,000
3rd Team Ken Ken Marth Armada Peach Ice Fox Prince Abu Jigglypuff Fiction Fox
3rd Team PPU PewPewU Marth Mew2King Sheik DruggedFox Falco Santiago Fox Ryan Ford Fox
5th Team Axe Axe Pikachu Wobbles Ice Climbers KirbyKaze Sheik Javi Fox Zhu Falco
5th Team Westballz Westballz Falco Silent Wolf Fox S2J Captain Falcon Abate Luigi Bladewise Peach
5th Team HugS HugS Samus Lucky Fox Shroomed Sheik Eddy Mexico Luigi Cactuar Fox
5th Team Scar Scar Captain Falcon Mango Falco Duck Samus Colbol Fox Alex19 Fox
The Melee Games 4 Finals
Place Crew Name Character Name Character Name Character Name Character Name Character
1st UC Irvine Santiago Fox Connorthekid Fox Matt/Captain Faceroll Fox/Sheik Squid Falco Sherigami Sheik
2nd Georgia Tech DruggedFox Falco Baka4moe Peach Bravo Link Kpan Falco Austintacious Sheik
3rd University of Arizona GamerGuitarist7 Captain Falcon Janet Zelda ForteFreak Sheik Yee Man Fox Faketaxiluchi Falco
3rd York University KirbyKaze Sheik Toronto Joe Fox Chrim Foish Falco Coffeeblack Captain Falcon Slush Sheik
5th University of Washington Silent Wolf Fox Wasabi Captain Falcon Gus Jigglypuff Dempsey Sheik Power Up Falco
5th Stony Brook University Fitz Falco Minty Samus Sol Fox Equal Zelda Vortex Sheik
Super Smash Bros. Melee Salty Suite
Winner Character(s) Loser Character(s) Score Amount
United States S2J Captain Falcon United States Abate Luigi 4-2
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (1,096 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Chile TSM | ZeRo Sheik, Diddy Kong US$5,365
2nd United States Dabuz Rosalina and Luma US$2,146
3rd Japan Ranai Villager US$1,073
4th United States 2GG | VoiD Sheik US$643.80
5th United States Liquid`Nairo Zero Suit Samus US$321.90
5th United States GW | FOW Ness US$321.90
7th United States Marss Zero Suit Samus US$214.60
7th United States #THE FAD | Larry Lurr Fox, Sheik, Donkey Kong US$214.60
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Doubles (272 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Japan Ranai
Japan Komorikiri
Villager
Cloud
US$2,720
2nd Chile TSM | ZeRo
United States Liquid`Nairo
Sheik, Diddy Kong
Zero Suit Samus
US$1,088
3rd Netherlands LLL | Mr. R
Japan Abadango
Sheik
Meta Knight
US$544
4th Japan RAIN
Japan Nietono
Cloud
Cloud
US$380.80
5th United States SU | Trela
Canada Boreal | Ally
Ryu
Mario
US$217.60
5th United States Marss
United States Pugwest
Zero Suit Samus
Marth
US$217.60
7th Mexico SF | Hyuga
United States Dabuz
Toon Link
Rosalina and Luma
US$136
7th United States TTN | MJG
United States GW | FOW
Villager
Ness
US$136
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Regional Crew Battle
Place Crew Name Character Name Character Name Character Name Character Name Character Amount
1st Japan Abdango Meta Knight Ranai Villager Komorikiri Cloud, Sonic Nietono/RAIN Diddy Kong/Sheik 9B/Earth Ryu/Pit US$1,200
2nd SoCal ZeRo Sheik Larry Lurr Fox Mr. ConCon/falln Luigi/Rosalina and Luma VoiD Sheik Tyrant/SlayerZ Meta Knight/Peach US$400
3rd Tristate Nairo Zero Suit Samus DKwill Donkey Kong NAKAT Ness Dabuz/False Rosalina and Luma/Ryu 6WX/Tweek Sonic/Bowser Jr. US$200
3rd Mexico Hyuga Toon Link IC Diddy Kong Regi Mr. Game and Watch Manzano Villager Waymas Wario US$200
5th Texas Karna Sheik Trela Ryu Fliphoop/Denti Diddy Kong/Sheik The Wall Yoshi Espy Sonic
5th Midwest MJG Villager Ally Mario Ryuga Ike JJROCKETS/Zinoto Diddy Kong/Diddy Kong Akiro Sheik
5th NorCal Shaky Ness Zex Sheik Trevonte Sheik Ito Meta Knight Teb Mario
5th Florida Nick Riddle Zero Suit Samus Ryo Ike ESAM Pikachu 8BitMan/Heero R.O.B./Sonic MVD/Day Diddy Kong/Lucario
9th MD/VA Seagull Joe Sonic Logic Olimar Pink Fresh Lucas Remzi/Mister Eric Zero Suit Samus/R.O.B. Acid/GimR Captain Falcon/Mr. Game and Watch
9th Southwest Z Pikachu FOW Ness Lycan Diddy Kong SS Villager K9 Sheik
Super Smash Bros. (238 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Japan wario Pikachu US$1,190
2nd Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn Pikachu, Captain Falcon US$476
3rd Japan wangera Jigglypuff US$238
4th United States Isai Pikachu, Fox, Captain Falcon, Mario US$166.60
5th United States KeroKeroppi Pikachu, Captain Falcon US$95.20
5th Mexico Mariguas Pikachu, Captain Falcon US$95.20
7th United States COG | Wizzrobe Yoshi US$59.50
7th Mexico tacos Captain Falcon, Yoshi US$59.50
Super Smash Bros. Doubles (47 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Mexico JaimeHR
Canada SuPeRbOoMfAn
Mario, Samus, Kirby
Pikachu, Fox
US$470
2nd Mexico tacos
Canada The Z
Kirby, Captain Falcon
Pikachu, Captain Falcon
US$235
3rd United States Isai
Brazil Rith
Pikachu
Pikachu
US$141
4th Japan wario
Japan wangera
Pikachu
Jigglypuff
US$94
5th United States SPY | Nintendude
United States Fireblaster
Mario
Pikachu
5th Mexico Dext3r
Australia Pete
Pikachu, Kirby
Captain Falcon
7th Brazil Banze
Brazil Cort
Pikachu
Kirby
7th Canada YBOMBB
Canada Snorlax
Jigglypuff
Kirby
Super Smash Bros. Salty Suite: 12 Pikachu v 12 characters
Mariguas's Character Stocks Taken Isai's Character Stocks Taken
Pikachu 6 Link 3
Pikachu 2 Captain Falcon 4
Pikachu 2 Pikachu 10
Pikachu 1 Fox 3
Pikachu 4 Jigglypuff 5
Pikachu 4 Kirby 7
Pikachu 2 Donkey Kong 3
Pikachu 2 Mario 5
Pikachu 5 Ness 3
Pikachu 2 Luigi 5
Pikachu 6
Pikachu 3
Total 39 48
Super Smash Bros. Exhibition/Money Matches
Winner Character(s) Loser Character(s) Score Amount
United States Fireblaster Yoshi Bark Sanchez Pikachu 3-2 US$20
Brazil Kort Link United States Hero Pie Link 3-1
United States Darkhorse Captain Falcon United States Lorenzo Captain Falcon 2-1
United States Madrush21 Captain Falcon United States Eggmode Pikachu, Yoshi 3-0 US$100
United States Wookiee Pikachu United States Studstill Kirby 1-0

GENESIS 4[edit]

GENESIS 4 took place on January 20 to January 22, 2017 in San Jose, California and used the same venues as GENESIS 3. Nintendo was once again a sponsor of the tournament, along with HTC, Nvidia, Controller Chaos, Twitch, Red Bull, and many other sponsors.[13] Like last year, tournament organizers announced the top 64 Melee players at the event would automatically be in the second round of the tournament, sparking backlash from top players such as Leffen and Armada.

In crews, team Silent Wolf defeated Team Hungrybox in Melee Draft Crews and Team USA defeated Team Japan in Wii U World Crews.

Melee doubles was won by brothers Armada and Android over Leffen and Ice. Wii U doubles was won by Ally and MKLeo over the Japanese duo Ranai and Komorikiri. Lastly, Smash 64 doubles won by defending champions JaimeHR and SuPeRbOoMfAn over last year's runners-up tacos and The Z.

In Wii U singles, Mexican Smash player MKLeo defeated Ally to win GENESIS 4 and Peruvian Alvin defeated favorite SuPeRbOoMfAn in Smash 64 singles.

For the fourth time in four GENESIS series, the Grand Finals pitted Armada and Mango. Armada defeated Mango in Winner's Semifinals and Mew2King in Winner's Finals to get to Grand Finals. Mango defeated Leffen in what some consider to be one of the greatest sets played, and subsequently defeated Hungrybox, and Mew2King after being sent to the loser's bracket by Armada. Prior to top 8, Armada nearly lost to Johnny" S2J" Kim in a close five game series; had S2J won, S2J would have been the first player outside of the "Five Gods" and Leffen to defeat Armada in a tournament set since Pound 4 in 2010, where Amsah "Amsah" Augustuszoon, a Sheik player from the Netherlands, beat Armada 3-1, knocking him out with a 4th-place finish.

The grand finals set was a convincing 3-0 victory for Armada over Mango, winning his third GENESIS title in a row.

Genesis 4 was subject to a controversial anomaly which was discovered during the Super Smash Bros. 4 match between Komorikiri and Captain Zack. As per the recommended ruleset for Smash, the "launch rate", which determines how much, if at all, the knockback dealt by moves will be modified,[14] was supposed to be set to the default of 1.0, however at the end of the match it was discovered to have been set to 0.9 for the entire set, and testing from dataminers proved that this was also the case for the previous set between ZeRo and Dabuz.[15] Despite this, the tournament organizers decided that instead of replaying the whole set, a single game would be played to decide the winner of that set, which triggered criticism from viewers and members of the community alike.

GENESIS 4 tournament results
Super Smash Bros. Melee (1,704 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Sweden [A] Armada Peach US$8,520.00
2nd United States C9 | Mango Falco, Fox US$3,408.00
3rd United States FOX MVG | Mew2King Sheik, Marth US$1,704.00
4th United States Liquid`Hungrybox Jigglypuff US$1,022.40
5th Sweden TSM | Leffen Fox US$511.20
5th United States PG | Plup Sheik US$511.20
7th United States Tempo | Axe Pikachu US$340.80
7th United States G2 | Westballz Falco US$340.80
Super Smash Bros. Melee Doubles (379 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Sweden [A] | Armada
Sweden [A] | Android
Peach, Fox
Sheik
US$3,810.00
2nd Sweden TSM | Leffen
Germany LG | Ice
Fox
Fox
US$1,524.00
3rd United States CLG | PewPewU
United States CLG | SFAT
Marth
Fox
US$762.00
4th United States Tempo | Axe
United States PG | Plup
Pikachu
Fox, Samus
US$533.40
5th United States FOX MVG | Mew2King
United States Liquid`Hungrybox
Sheik
Jigglypuff
US$304.80
5th United States IMT | Shroomed
United States Alan
Sheik
Peach
US$304.80
7th United States SPY | MacD
United States DruggedFox
Peach
Fox
US$190.50
7th United States Liquid`Ken
United States Santiago
Marth
Falco
US$190.50
Super Smash Bros. Melee Smash Draft Crew Battle
Place Crew Name Character Name Character Name Character Name Character Name Character Amount
1st Team Silent Wolf Secret | Silent Wolf Fox C9 | Mango Fox Misfits | The Moon Marth Selfless | HugS Samus Bladewise Peach $1,500.00 ($300.00 each)
2nd Team Hungrybox Liquid`Hungrybox Jigglypuff Tempo | Axe Pikachu BCW | Abate Luigi Wizzrobe Captain Falcon SS | Colbol Fox
3rd Team SFAT CLG | SFAT Fox CLG | PewPewU Marth IMT | Shroomed Sheik Syrox Fox CDK Fox
3rd Team Nintendude SPY | Nintendude Ice Climbers PG | Plup Sheik Tempo | S2J Captain Falcon OBEY | Mike Haze Fox Professor Pro Fox
5th Team ChuDat VGBC | ChuDat Ice Climbers Selfless | Lucky Fox Slox Fox Laudandus Sheik Gahtzu Captain Falcon
5th Team Chillin Liquid`Chillin Fox MIOM | KirbyKaze Sheik ALG EMG | n0ne Captain Falcon Rudolph Marth Ryan Ford Fox
5th Team Zhu BOXR | Zhu Falco FOX MVG | Mew2King Sheik DruggedFox Fox SPY | MacD Peach Santiago Falco
5th Team Duck Duck Samus G2| | Westballz Falco LG | Ice Fox KJH Fox Prince Abu Jigglypuff

- Crews were redrafted because RNG | Swedish Delight was unable to attend. In addition, TSM | Leffen, [A] Armada, and Cactuar opted out of the crew battle, so Ryan Ford, Slox, and Gahtzu took their spots, respectively.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (1,012 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Mexico FOX MVG | MKLeo Marth, Cloud US$5,060.00
2nd Canada C9 | Ally Mario US$2,024.00
3rd Chile TSM | ZeRo Diddy Kong, Cloud US$1,012.00
4th United States Captain Zack Bayonetta US$607.20
5th Netherlands eLevate | Mr. R Sheik US$303.60
5th Japan LG | Abagando Mewtwo US$303.60
7th United States RNG | Dabuz Rosalina and Luma US$202.40
7th Japan 2GG | Komorikiri Sonic, Cloud US$202.40
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Doubles (236 teams)
Place Players Character(s) Earnings
1st Canada C9 | Ally
Mexico FOX | MKLeo
Mario
Cloud
US$2,360.00
2nd Japan Ranai
Japan Komorikiri
Villager
Cloud
US$944.00
3rd United States IMT | ANTi
United States MVG | Salem
Mario
Bayonetta
US$472.00
4th Chile TSM | ZeRo
United States NRG | Nairo
Diddy Kong
Zero Suit Samus
US$330.40
5th Japan LG | Abadango
Japan Kameme
Bayonetta, Meta Knight
Sheik, Cloud
US$188.80
5th United States Elegant
United States Aarvark
Luigi
Villager
US$188.80
7th United States PG | ESAM
United States PG | MVD
Pikachu
Cloud
US$118.00
7th United States VGBC | Pink Fresh
United States DMG NLM | Captain Zack
Bayonetta
Bayonetta
US$118.00
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U World Crew Battle
Place Crew Name Character Name Character Name Character Name Character Amount
1st Team USA TSM|ZeRo Diddy Kong NRG|Nairo Bowser Misfits|Larry Lurr Fox RNG|Dabuz Rosalina and Luma
CLG|VoiD Sheik IMT|ANTi Mario Samsora Peach SS|Mr. E Marth
MVG|Salem Bayonetta DMG|Tweek Cloud Denial|Marss Zero Suit Samus Ito Meta Knight
2nd Team Japan Ranai Villager LG|Abadango Mewtwo Kameme Mega Man 9B Bayonetta
2GG|Komorikiri Cloud, Sonic Earth Pit Umeki Peach Nietono Diddy Kong
Ri-ma Toon Link You3 Duck Hunt RAIN Cloud OCEAN R.O.B.
3rd Team MexCanEU FOX|MKLeo Marth C9|Ally Mario Chag Bayonetta Locus Ryu
eL|Mr. R Sheik Javi Cloud BYOC|S1 Ness SF|Regi Mr. Game and Watch
Captain K Pikachu Bedgar Sheik IC Diddy Kong Big D King Dedede
Super Smash Bros. (185 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Peru Alvin Pikachu US$925.00
2nd Canada PG | SuPeRbOoMfAn Pikachu US$370.00
3rd Japan kysk Kirby US$185.00
4th Mexico Dext3r Pikachu US$129.50
5th United States Wizzrobe Yoshi US$74.00
5th United States KeroKeroppi Pikachu US$74.00
7th United States Mariguas Pikachu US$46.25
7th United States tacos Yoshi US$46.25
Super Smash Bros. Doubles (43 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Mexico JaimeHR
Canada PG | SuPeRbOoMfAn
Mario, Samus, Kirby
Pikachu, Fox
US$430.00
2nd United States tacos
Canada The Z
Kirby, Captain Falcon
Pikachu, Captain Falcon
US$215.00
3rd Mexico Mariguas
Mexico Dext3r
Pikachu
Pikachu
US$129.00
4th Japan Taimai
Japan kysk
Pikachu, Kirby
Pikachu, Kirby
US$86.00
5th Peru Alvin
Chile Shalaka
Pikachu, Captain Falcon
Pikachu
5th United States Zero
United States Strandead
Pikachu
Pikachu
7th United States Bark Sanchez
United States EMG | Darkhorse
Pikachu
Captain Falcon
7th United States SPY | Nintendude
Peru Joshi
Mario
Pikachu

GENESIS 5[edit]

GENESIS 5 was announced on July 16, 2017. It was held from January 19, 2018 to January 21, 2018. After two events in San Jose, the tournament organizers moved to Oakland and the event was held at the Oakland Convention Center, which is attached to the Oakland City Center Marriott hotel. Sunday matches were held in the Paramount Theater.

SuPeRbOoMfAn placed himself at the top once again in Smash 64 after defeating the defending champion Alvin in a close grand finals after Alvin dominated the Canadian in the first set of grand finals. MKLeo defeated the dark horse Mistake from Canada to defend his GENESIS title.

The Melee singles for GENESIS was a historical one for the Smash scene. HugS became the first ever Samus main to reach top eight at a super major. In addition, Plup won GENESIS 5 after defeating Hungrybox in the grand finals, making him just the second non-God to defeat all five Gods and win a super major. This meant that the GENESIS saga between Armada and Mango in the grand finals came to an end, after Armada placed 4th and Mango placed 5th.

GENESIS 5 tournament results
Super Smash Bros. Melee (1,365 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st United States PG | Plup Sheik, Fox, Zelda US$6,815.00
2nd United States Liquid`Hungrybox Jigglypuff US$2,726.00
3rd United States TSM RB | Leffen Fox US$1,363.00
4th Sweden [A] Armada Peach, Fox US$817.80
5th United States C9 | Mango Fox, Falco US$408.90
5th United States Dig | Lucky Fox US$408.90
7th United States Tempo | Axe Pikachu US$272.60
7th United States Dig | HugS Samus US$272.60
Super Smash Bros. Melee Doubles (315 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st United States MVG FOX | Mew2King
United States PG | Plup
Marth, Sheik
Fox
US$
2nd United States Liquid`Hungrybox
United States Liquid`ChuDat
Jigglypuff
Ice Climbers
US$
3rd Sweden [A] Armada
Sweden [A] | Android
Fox, Peach
Sheik
US$
4th United States CLG | PewPewU
United States CLG | SFAT
Marth
Fox
US$
5th United States Tempo | S2J
United States IMT | Shroomed
Captain Falcon
Sheik
US$
5th United States Dig | Lucky
United States MSF | La Luna
Fox
Marth
US$
7th United States Tempo | Axe
United States INC | Medz
Pikachu
Fox
US$
7th Canada ERG | Ryan Ford
United States Bladewise
Fox
Peach
US$
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U singles (674 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Mexico FOX MVG | MKLeo Marth, Cloud, Meta Knight US$3,370.00
2nd Canada EMG | Mistake Bayonetta, Zero Suit Samus US$1,348.00
3rd United States MVG | Salem Bayonetta US$674.00
4th United States NRG | Nairo Zero Suit Samus US$404.40
5th United States Dabuz Rosalina and Luma US$202.20
5th United States PG | MVD Diddy Kong US$202.20
7th United States falln Rosalina and Luma US$134.80
7th United States PG | ESAM Pikachu US$134.80
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Doubles (148 teams)
Place Players Character(s) Earnings
1st Mexico FOX | MKLeo
Mexico Javi
Cloud
Sheik
US$
2nd United States PG | MVD
United States PG | ESAM
Diddy Kong
Pikachu
US$
3rd United States NRG | Nairo
Canada EMG | Mistake
Zero Suit Samus
Bayonetta
US$
4th Canada C9 | Ally
United States E2C | tyroy
Mario
Bayonetta
US$
5th United States Elegant
United States SAK | Stroder
Luigi
Greninja
US$
5th United States YP | Fatality
United States DMG | WaDi
Captain Falcon
Mewtwo
US$
7th Canada P4K | Captain L
United States Konga
Pikachu
Donkey Kong
US$
7th United States Dabuz
United States IMT | ANTi
Rosalina and Luma
Mario
US$
Super Smash Bros. singles (124 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Canada PG | SuPeRbOoMfAn Pikachu, Kirby, Captain Falcon US$620.00
2nd Peru Alvin Pikachu, Captain Falcon US$248.00
3rd Japan Fukurou Kirby US$124.00
4th United States KeroKeroppi Pikachu US$86.80
5th United States Fry's | Wizzrobe Yoshi US$49.60
5th Japan kysk Kirby, Pikachu US$49.60
7th Mexico JaimeHR Captain Falcon, Samus, Kirby US$31.00
7th United States tacos Yoshi, Kirby, Pikachu US$31.00
Super Smash Bros. Doubles (43 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Peru Alvin
United States tacos
Pikachu
Pikachu, Kirby
US$
2nd Japan Taimai
Japan kysk
Pikachu
Pikachu, Kirby
US$
3rd Canada PG | SuPeRbOoMfAn
Mexico JaimeHR
Pikachu, Fox, Captain Falcon
Kirby, Pikachu, Mario
US$
4th United States Brody
United States Darkhorse
Pikachu, Fox
Kirby, Donkey Kong, Captain Falcon
US$
5th United States cobr
United States KeroKeroppi
Kirby, Pikachu
Pikachu
US$
5th United States Hydra
United States Kimimaru
Mario
Mario
US$
7th United States Onski
United States Pizza
Kirby
Pikachu
US$
7th United States Shiman
United States LETSGO
Mario
Pikachu
US$

GENESIS 6[edit]

Genesis 6 (stylized as GENESI6 or GENESIX) was revealed shortly after Genesis 5 on their Twitter page's bio but didn't receive a proper reveal until June 12, releasing a trailer on Twitter and YouTube and the smash.gg page.[16] The tournament took place on February 1–3, 2019 in Oakland, California. Pools took place at the Oakland Convention Center and top eight took place at the Paramount Theatre. This tournament also featured Splatoon 2, Slap City, Dance Dance Revolution, Magical Drop 3, Windjammers, and Rivals of Aether tournaments.

Ever since Smash 64's Genesis debut at Genesis 2, no American had won the singles event and that trend continued as k y s k defeated Josh Brody in a close series that went all five games. k y s k would also go on to win the doubles event with his partner Prince.

For the first time in Genesis history, Melee was not the featured event due to the newly released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate exploding in popularity. With three time Genesis champion Adam "Armada" Lindgren retiring from playing singles in 2018, this meant that his and Mango's historic rivalry came to an end; in addition, William "Leffen" Hjelte dropped out from Melee singles to focus on his Ultimate tournament. This paved the way for many potential players to be in the grand finals against the favorite Hungrybox. Many placed Plup and Mango to be the favorites to go to the grand finals, with S2J and aMSa as dark horse candidates. However, Mango was upset heavily in pools against the 97th ranked Sasha "Magi" Sullivan, but managed to fight his way through the loser's bracket before he fell to aMSa at 5th. S2J had a strong run, but he unluckily ran into two Gods in Hungrybox and Mango. aMSa and Plup had very strong runs as well as they both managed to face off against each other in the winner's quarterfinals, but aMSa fell to Plup and then Plup fell to Hungrybox in winner's finals. In a turn of events many did not expect to see, Axe had made his way to the grand finals, as he had struggled prior against players ranked much lower than him, but he managed to make his first ever super major grand finals. In the grand finals, Axe and Hungrybox were virtually neck and neck, even though Axe had only defeated Hungrybox once in his career back in 2014 and had been dominated by Hungrybox. In the end, the top ranked player in the world edged out Axe for his first Genesis title.

Genesis 6 was the first super major for Ultimate and the top two seeded players, Gavin "Tweek" Dempsey and Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada were upset in the top 64 bracket and failed to qualify for the top eight. The grand final featured the eighth seeded VoiD against the third seeded MkLeo, who both defeated the seventh seeded Samsora, VoiD from the winner's side and MKLeo from the loser's. MKLeo had a couple of comebacks to take a set and reset the bracket. In the second set, VoiD had some comebacks of his own, but MKLeo was able to take home another Genesis title for the three-peat.

GENESIS 6 tournament results
Super Smash Bros. Melee (1,104 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st United States Liquid | Hungrybox Jigglypuff US$
2nd United States Tempo | Axe Pikachu US$
3rd United States PG | Plup Sheik, Fox US$
4th Japan VGBC RB | aMSa Yoshi US$
5th United States C9 | Mango Falco US$
5th United States CLG | PewPewU Marth US$
7th United States BAL | Ginger Falco US$
7th United States HLCG | S2J Captain Falcon US$
Super Smash Bros. Melee Doubles (220 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st United States CLG | PewPewU
United States CLG | SFAT
Marth
Fox
US$
2nd United States Liquid`Hungrybox
United States Liquid`ChuDat
Jigglypuff
Ice Climbers
US$
3rd United States PG | Plup
United States MVG FOX | Mew2King
Fox
Marth, Fox
US$
4th United States HLCG | S2J
United States Shroomed
Captain Falcon
Marth
US$
5th Sweden [A] Armada
Sweden [A] Android
Fox
Sheik
US$
5th United States Darktooth
United States Prince Abu
Fox
Jigglypuff
US$
7th United States OG | Swedish Delight
United States MnT | iBDW
Sheik
Fox
US$
7th United States SFOP
United States Uncle Mojo
Fox
Fox
US$
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2,106 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Mexico MVG FOX | MkLeo Lucina, Ike US$
2nd United States CLG | VoiD Pichu, Wolf US$
3rd United States eU | Samsora Peach US$
4th United States GRV | Dabuz Olimar, Palutena US$
5th Japan zackray Wolf US$
5th United States Light Fox US$
7th United States PG | Cosmos Inkling US$
7th United States PG | ESAM Pikachu US$
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Doubles (392 teams)
Place Players Character(s) Earnings
1st United States MVG | Dark Wizzy
United States MVG Liquid`Salem
Mario
Lucina, Ganondorf
US$
2nd United States Light
United States Marss
Fox
Ike, Zero Suit Samus
US$
3rd United States PG | ESAM
United States WBG | MVD
Pikachu
Snake
US$
4th Mexico FOX | MKLeo
Mexico Anahuac | Javi
Ike, Lucina, Cloud
Roy, Sheik
US$
5th United States eU | Samsora
United States SlayerZ
Peach, Daisy
Peach
US$
5th United States CaptainZack
Canada Ally
Bayonetta, Peach, Wii Fit Trainer
Snake
US$
7th Philippines Mikee
United States Lui$
Mega Man
Dr. Mario
US$
7th United States yeti
United States AMG | 8BitMan
Mega Man
R.O.B., Inkling
US$
Super Smash Bros. singles (99 entrants)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Japan k y s k Pikachu, Kirby, Donkey Kong US$495.00
2nd United States Josh Brody Pikachu US$198.00
3rd Japan Prince Yoshi US$99.00
4th United States CTG Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon US$69.30
5th United States VGBC | Darkhorse Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon US$39.30
5th United States Shihman Yoshi, Captain Falcon US$39.30
7th Chile Shalaka Pikachu, Kirby US$24.75
7th United States Dogs_Johnson Captain Falcon, Pikachu, Yoshi US$24.75
Super Smash Bros. Doubles (25 teams)
Place Player Character(s) Earnings
1st Japan k y s k
Japan Prince
Pikachu
Yoshi
US$
2nd United States Josh Brody
United States VGBC | Darkhorse
Pikachu
Kirby, Captain Falcon
US$
3rd United States JimmyJoe
Chile Shalaka
Pikachu
Pikachu
US$
4th United States Shihman
United States LETSGO
Luigi, Pikachu
Pikachu
US$
5th United States Onski
United States CTG
Kirby
Jigglypuff
US$
5th United States YoLeo
United States M-Angry
Kirby
Pikachu
US$
7th United States Dankey Kang
United States ReefyBeefy
Kirby
Pikachu
US$
7th United States Madrush
United States Shredder
Pikachu
Pikachu
US$

GENESIS 7[edit]

Genesis 7 took place in Oakland, California on January 24-26, 2020. Marth player Zain, who was sponsored by Twitch streamer Ludwig Ahgren to wear his Mogul Moves line of clothing while competing at the event,[17] won Melee singles without dropping a single set. Zain defeated top-seeded Hungrybox in grand finals.[18] In a similar fashion as Zain, Zero Suit Samus player Marss won Ultimate without dropping a set, defeating top-seeded MkLeo in grand finals.[19]

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