For the primary time since Armada’s legendary four-straight wins on the occasion’s inception, Smash Summit has a back-to-back champion in iBDW after he efficiently outdueled Plup 3-2 in Summit-first Fox-only grand finals.
The Panda-sponsored duo really got here out of the identical pool, however Plup forfeited his remaining set the place he would have confronted iBDW as a result of occasion being delayed following multiple positive COVID-19 tests inside the venue and the veteran participant wanting to ensure he was healthy.
Even with the early phases of the occasion going through sudden delays, the primary bracket was stuffed with top-level Tremendous Smash Bros. Melee motion, together with a number of upsets. The largest of which was Jmook persevering with his scorching streak from Genesis 8, getting a 3-1 win over Leffen and doing the identical to Zain afterward, eliminating the present prime participant on this planet from the occasion.
A lot of the prime gamers who gave feedback after their matches spent no less than a bit of time shouting out Jmook’s current rise to energy and vouching for him to potential sponsors—which may find yourself with FlyQuest including one other Smasher to their lineup.
Two different standout outcomes from the losers bracket embrace Leffen being swept by lloD, marking the primary time he has misplaced to Peach since going through comparable outcomes by the hands of Armada at Magnificence 9 in December 2014. Moreover, KoDoRiN beat Mang0 3-2, eliminating him in a tie for ninth, which marks the third straight occasion he didn’t make prime eight.
IBDW cleaned home throughout his run, solely dropping single video games to n0ne, Jmook, and Hungrybox on his solution to the grand finals.
Jmook fell simply wanting making his second straight top-three look at a Main, shedding a 3-1 sequence in opposition to his fellow Shiek participant Plup, although he solely used Fox throughout their set. That glorious Fox play continued as he took down Hbox 3-2 and took an early 2-0 lead in opposition to iBDW within the finals, earlier than getting reverse swept.
Following his back-to-back Summit victory, iBDW devoted the emotional win to his father, who’s within the late phases of his battle with most cancers.