We here at SKL are so excited that Smashfest, in partnership with IKS Media, the West Edmonton Mall, London Drugs, Hyper X, and Redbull, is coming up right around the corner! As it approaches, here is some information on the events that will be taking place at the West Edmonton Mall on October 20th, as well as what you can do to prepare for this awesome event.
Just like previous Smashfests, there will be areas for friends, family, and other players to watch the tournament as it happens. Our lovely casters will be on hand to broadcast and stream the event. Everyone is welcome to come watch the event, hang out, and enjoy the games!
Registration for the main tournament is now live at smash.gg/sklwem! For this event, you must per-register and prepay before the event. We are unable to accept registrations at the venue on the day of the tournament. You can also only enter three out of four events (Smash 4 Singles, Smash 4 Doubles, Smash Melee Singles and Smash Melee Doubles), in order to prevent disruption of the flow of the event.
After Smashfest at the West Edmonton Mall, SKL will be hosting an Official After Party, with details to come in the next week! The event will be held at the mall as well, so you won’t even have to leave the venue to come party with your favourite players and casters! This will be another opportunity to get discounted drinks, using your SKL Player Cards, which you receive for participating in any SKL events, including this Smashfest!
While we will likely continue support of Super Smash Brothers Melee, this will be our farewell tournament to Super Smash Brothers for the Wii U. Therefore, we are incredibly excited to announce our first Super Smash Brothers Ultimate tournament coming up in January! That’s right, we will be starting a brand-new Super Smash Brothers circuit in 2019 with Smash Ultimate, and our first flagship event will be held at the Sasktel Centre in Saskatoon. There will be more details to come both leading up to, and during this Smashfest, so you don’t want to miss out any of the action. So, come say goodbye to an amazing Smash game with some of the best players in Canada, including Captain L, Exodia, Scubbss, and Strike. Hope to see you there!
Dylan “Edge” Edgar and the SKL Team
Approximate Tournament Timeline:
10:00 a.m.: West Edmonton Mall doors open.
10:59 a.m.: Registration for SKL Smashfest closes
11:00 a.m.: SKL Smashfest begins
3:30 p.m.: Approximate start time of Top 24
5:00 p.m.: Approximate start time of Top 8
8:00 p.m.: Crowning of SKL Smashfest Champion
9:00 p.m.: SKL Smashfest After Party (Location TBD)
Prize Pool Breakdown for Smash 4 Singles (subject to increase between now and Oct. 20th):
1st Place: $200 + 40% of pot + 1 HyperX Cloud Headset
2nd Place: $100 + 20% of pot + 1 HyperX Cloud Headset
3rd Place: $60 + 10% of pot
4th Place: $40 + 10% of pot
5th -8th place: $20 + 5% of pot
Prize Pool Breakdown for Smash Melee Singles (subject to increase between now and Oct. 20th):
1st Place: $100 + 40% of pot + 1 HyperX Cloud Headset
2nd Place: $50 + 20% of pot + 1 HyperX Cloud Headset
3rd Place: $30 + 10% of pot
4th Place: $20 + 10% of pot
5th -8th place: $10 + 5% of pot