The Big House (tournament)

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The Big House
The logo of The Big House Six.png
The Big House 6 logo
Tournament information
GameSuper Smash Bros
LocationMichigan
Established2011
Number of
tournaments
9
Administrator(s)Robin "Juggleguy" Harn
Current champion
Melee: Joseph "Mango" Marquez
Ultimate: Sota "Zackray" Okada
Final champion
PM: Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios (2014)
Wii U: Brian "Cosmos" Kalu (2018)

The Big House is an annual Super Smash Bros tournament held since 2011 in Michigan.

The Big House[edit]

The first Big House tournament was held on October 22, 2011 at the Michigan League Michigan Room on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 115 entrants participated in Melee singles. It was won by Oscar "Lovage" Nilsson from Southern California.[1] It was an Apex 2012 qualifier.

The Big House 2[edit]

The Big House 2 was held on October 6–7, 2012 at the Pierpont Commons East Room on the campus of the University of Michigan. Melee was won by Joseph "Mango" Marquez. Project M was won by Brian "metroid1117" Lin.

The Big House 3[edit]

The Big House 3 was held from October 12–13, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor. It was won by Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman.

The Big House 4[edit]

The Big House 4 was held from October 4–5, 2014 at the Sheraton DTW Hotel in Romulus. Won by Joseph "Mango" Marquez.[2][3][4][5][6]

The Big House 5[edit]

The fifth edition of The Big House was held from October 2–4, 2015 at the Adoba Dearborn Hotel in Dearborn. Prior to the tournament top Swedish player Leffen was denied entry into the United States at customs because of lack of a proper work visa due to his affiliation with an American company, Team SoloMid.[7] It was won by Adam "Armada" Lindgren over Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma in the grand finals.[8] Wii U was won by Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios, who also won all nationals he attended up to that point, including the super majors Apex 2015 and EVO 2015.[9] There were 1,317 singles entrants for Melee and 512 for Wii U. This iteration of the tournament dropped Project M as an official event.

The Big House 6[edit]

The sixth Big House was held on October 7–9, 2016.[10] It was the first American tournament that William "Leffen" Hjelte attended since The Big House 5. Melee was won by Joseph "Mango" Marquez, marking it as his third win at The Big House.[11] Wii U was won by Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios and was his third consecutive title at The Big House.[12]

The Big House 7[edit]

The seventh Big House was held on October 6–8, 2017 at the Cobo Center in Detroit.[13] Melee was won by Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma over Justin "Plup" McGrath. Wii U was won by Samuel "Dabuz" Buzby over Tyler "Marss" Martins.

The Big House 8[edit]

The Big House 8 was held on October 5–7, 2018, and it was once again held at the Cobo Center in Detroit. Cobo Center in Detroit.[14] Melee was won by Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma over Justin "Plup" McGrath.[15] Wii U was won by Brian ''Cosmos'' Kalu over Eric ''ESAM'' Lew. Smash 64 was won by Daniel ''SuPeRbOoMfAn'' Hoyt over Josh Brody.

The Big House 9[edit]

The Big House 9 was held on October 4–6, 2019, and it was once again held at the Cobo Center in Detroit.[16] Melee was won by Joseph "Mango" Marquez over Zain "Zain" Naghmi. Ultimate was won by Sota "Zackray" Okada over Samuel "Dabuz" Buzby. Smash 64 was won by Josh Brody over Prince.[17]

The Big House 10[edit]

The Big House cancelled its 2020 tournament in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tournament organizers later announced an online tournament for December 2020. The tournament was again cancelled after they received a cease and desist letter from Nintendo, which concerned the tournament's plans to use an unapproved mod for Melee. Nintendo condemned the required use of a ripped copy of Melee for emulation.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Big House 5 [October 2-4, 2015] - The Big House 3". Umsmash.com. February 4, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Grasso, Samantha. "Big House 4 shows why watching esports is better in person". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Grasso, Samantha. "Zero and Armada talk Smash 4 at Big House 4". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on February 13, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Grasso, Samantha. "High and low with Hungrybox at Big House 4". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  5. ^ Grasso, Samantha. "Midwestern underdogs shine in Big House 4 bracket". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Grasso, Samantha. "Big House 4 heads into championship rounds". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Demers, Matt (September 30, 2015). "Leffen denied entry to USA for Smash tournament". TheScore eSports.
  8. ^ Womack, Barrett (October 6, 2015). "The Big House 5: A Retrospective". Red Bull. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  9. ^ "The Big House 5: Super Smash Bros. Melee & For Wii U Results". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  10. ^ Harn, Robin. "The Big House returns October 7-9, 2016". Melee It On Me. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  11. ^ Rosen, Daniel. "Mang0 wins The Big House 6". TheScore eSports. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  12. ^ Rosen, Daniel. "ZeRo wins The Big House 6". TheScore eSports. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  13. ^ "The Big House [October 6-8, 2017]". Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "The Big House [October 5-7, 2018]". Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  15. ^ Lee, Alexander (October 8, 2018). "Hungrybox bounces back at The Big House 8". ESPN. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  16. ^ "The Big House [October 4-6th, 2019]". Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  17. ^ Michael, Cale (October 6, 2019). "Here's all the results from The Big House 9". Dot Esports. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  18. ^ Good, Owen S. (November 19, 2020). "Smash Bros. tournament The Big House 10 canceled over netcode". Polygon. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  19. ^ Donaldson, Alex (November 24, 2020). "As Nintendo shuts down a tournament, Smash fans unite under the #FreeMelee hashtag in futility". VG247. Retrieved November 24, 2020.

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