Voting is currently live for fans to decide which Smash Melee esports players they want to see in Smash Summit 11 and only a few spots remain for Beyond the Summit’s tournament.
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— Beyond the Smash (@BTSsmash) July 1, 2021
Smash Summit 11
Beyond the Summit consistently impresses the community with a lineup of Smash esports tournaments and this is no different. Smash Summit 11 was announced months ago and the build up to trying to attend has been huge. Boasting Red Bull Gaming and more as partners, this tournament will be one of the biggest Smash events in 2021.
As of this writing, Smash Summit 11 invited ten players according to Liquipedia with six more spots open. One of those six will be a direct invite, like William “Leffen” Hjelte and Masaya “aMSa” Chikamoto so far. The other five openings get filled from the daily fan votes with the last two players getting in on July 5 at 12 PM PST. Finally, the winner from Rollback rumble also earns a spot here.
Melee Players and Invites
The offline and LAN tournament marks one of the first major events since COVID-19 began. But not everyone can attend the exciting tournament and it’s a challenge just getting to participate. Six players get through thanks to the Smash community voting for their favorite players.
Smash Melee esports player Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma, the winner of Smash Summit 9 and countless other events, made it by voting. Additionally, six players qualified into Smash Summit 11 through the recent Summit Champions League Season 2 Melee tournament. These entrants include legends like Zain “Zain” Naghmi and Joseph “Mango” Marquez
— smash.gg (@smashgg) July 1, 2021
Other notable players still trying to get voted in include Golden Guardians’ Edgard “n0ne” Sheleby and Justin “Wizzrobe” Hallett. Smash Melee esports will see its next major tournament in just a few weeks. Despite Nintendo’s lack of support for the competitive scene, the community remains strong and keeps events going. The four-day LAN tournament takes place from July 15 to July 18 in Los Angeles, CA, although the exact schedule is not yet availabe.
Written by Justin Amin
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