Smash Summit 11: The tournament hosted by Beyond The Summit (BTS) held it’s grand finale between players Mang0 and Zain on 18th July, in which Mango emerged as the ultimate winner
The tournament itself featured a majority of the top Melee players in the world, except for some like Leffen who couldn’t attend due to visa issues, and this was also the first time many of them competed at a high level in-person since last February for Smash Summit 9.
This happened to be Mang0’s 11th Summit appearance, after he finished in the top four at all but three events. At Smash Summit 10 Online, Mang0 came in second to Zain, falling just short of a bracket reset and his first ever Summit win.
Smash Summit 11 Massive Prize Pool
REVERSE-SWEEP COMPLETE@C9Mang0 pulls off the miracle comeback to win back-to-back five-game sets over @ZainNaghmi in the Smash Summit 11 grand finals to win the biggest prize pool in Melee HISTORY— The Esports Writer (@FionnOnFire) July 19, 2021
A gold medal and $46,000+ richer! pic.twitter.com/OhRfFPIisv
The prize for the tournament is one of the largest prize pool in Super Smash Bros history, and happened to be the first competition in the game to break $100,000 overall. In total, the final prize pool was of $155,640, out of which the victor, aka Mango, took home $46,629 for the first place.
In total, the Melee singles bracket had a final prize pool of $155,640, out of which Mang0 took home $46,692 for first place.
The grand finale was between Mango and Zain, two players that are considered to be the best in the world. In the opening of the game, Zain took a lead of 2-1, heading into a matchup on Yoshi’s Story, where Mang0 managed to keep his tournament life by winning a tight 1-0 game
In the tenth game of the finals, both players looked tired and dropped multiple tournament-winning combos in another final stock game. One particular whiff on shield from Zain gave Mang0 enough time to drop from the top platform of Battlefield, get a few good hits in, and lead his way to victory
“I don’t know, I just never thought I’d win a Summit,” Mang0 said after his victory.
Before winning the Smash Summit 11 finale and beating Zain 3-2 twice, Mang0 won five straight sets to make it into the finals. Since 2015, Mang0 has won in four different events, including Summit 11, and has never finished lower than third in any such tournament, according to PGstats.
Beyond the Summit will soon be returning with Smash Ultimate Summit 3 from August 26 to 29, with Mainstage 2021 in November also leading into Smash Summit 12 in December.