Plup and Wizzrobe join the Smash Summit 9 invite list
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Beyond the Summit has now revealed six out of eight players for the upcoming Smash Summit 9 event. Justin "Plup" McGrath and Justin "Wizzrobe" Hallett join the roster of top Super Smash Bros. Melee players to compete in the tournament.
Plup was ranked seventh on MPGR 2019 Summer. A Panda Global player since 2015, his accolades include a first-place finish at DreamHack Austin 2018, second in CEO 2018, third at EVO 2018, and third at GENESIS 6. Recently he's had more success playing doubles with the likes of Mew2King. He was also the second non-God to win a premier Melee tournament during the era of the Five Gods of Smash.
Wizzrobe also plays Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and was ranked second on MPGR 2019 Summer. He joined Team Envy on June 26, 2019, and finished second at Smash Summit 8. Considered one of the best Captain Falcon players, Wizzrobe also finished first at Smash 'N' Splash 5, second at CEO 2019 and fourth in Get On My Level 2019 doubles alongside Plup.
The three-day event will take place in Los Angeles from February 13-16 and will use a new format. Two Swiss pools of 9 players will have the top 4 from each group advance to the Winners Bracket. The last players in each group will be eliminated while the remaining four will move on to the Losers Bracket.
These are all the players invited so far are:
Jeffrey "Axe" Williamson
Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma
William "Leffen" Hjelte
Joseph "Mango" Marquez
Justin "Plup" McGrath
Justin "Wizzrobe" Hallett
The invite list currently looks like the battle of J's and William, but the last two invites should have a reveal soon. They'll be joined by the highest placing non-invited player at Saving Mr. Lombardi 2 and the four top placing non-invited players at GENESIS 7. Completing the lineup will be five crowdfunded players, making a total of 18 competitors instead of the usual 16.
All participants will compete for the lion's share of a crowdfunded prize pool. Last year featured a $30,000 prize pool, but this year's could exceed it. This year's event has the usual fun and shenanigans contained in a pink bubble gum RPG wrapper.