EVO 2015: Melee

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[e][h]EVO 2015
Tournament Information
Series:
Organizer:
Shoryuken (SRK)
Location:
USA Las Vegas
Format:
Double Elimination
Prize pool:
$18,690
Start Date:
July 17, 2015
End Date:
July 19, 2015
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
1,869
Singles Stages
Battlefield • Dream Land • Final Destination • Fountain of Dreams • Yoshi's Story • Pokémon Stadium (CP)
Chronology

EVO 2015 was the 2015 installment of the Evolution tournament series, the largest fighting game tournament series in the world. On January 20, 2015, it was announced that Super Smash Bros. Melee would be returning for a third consecutive year from July 17 to 19, 2015 at Bally's/Paris Las Vegas Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Melee was featured alongside Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

Registration opened on February 1st, and by February 24th Melee had reached 1,000 registered[1], already surpassing 2014's amount. On March 10, it was announced that EVO 2015 would be the largest Melee tournament of all time by number of entrants, surpassing Apex 2015's 1037 registered entrants.[2] Moreover, on May 25, it was announced that both Smash games would get more than 1500 entrants.[3] On July 1, it was announced that Melee would be the third-largest game at EVO with 1,869 entrants, surpassing the previous record of largest Melee tournament by over 800.[4]

Players from the MLG era shone at EVO, with Ken finishing in the top 16, Azen defeating Fly Amanita, HugS barely missing out on top 8, and ChuDat making it to top 8. Plup also surprised many with his run, defeating Mango and Leffen on his way to a 4th place finish. DruggedFox made his breakout performance, with victories over Lucky, S2J, and Duck as well as close sets with Leffen and Mango before finishing 9th.

Mango failed to take his 3rd consecutive EVO, finishing 5th after losing to Hungrybox.

Prize Pool[edit]

The Prize Pool comprises $10 from each entrant.

Finals Bracket[edit]

From Winners
 Sweden Armada
3
Sweden Armada
USA PPMD
July 19, 2015
Battlefield
Pokémon Stadium
Pokémon Stadium
 USA PPMD
0
From Losers
 USA Plup
0
USA Plup
USA Hungrybox
July 19, 2015
Battlefield
Yoshi's Story
 USA Hungrybox
2
Losers Finals
 USA PPMD
0
USA PPMD
USA Hungrybox
July 19, 2015
Final Destination
Yoshi's Story
Pokémon Stadium
 USA Hungrybox
3
Grand Finals
 Sweden Armada
3
Sweden Armada
USA Hungrybox
July 19, 2015
Battlefield
Dream Land
Pokémon Stadium
Pokémon Stadium
Fountain of Dreams
 USA Hungrybox
2

Notable Entrants[edit]

Notable Entrants
USA Fox Falco Mango
Sweden Fox Peach Armada
USA Falco Marth PPMD
USA Jigglypuff Hungrybox
Sweden Fox Leffen[5]
USA Ice Climbers Wobbles
USA Pikachu Axe
USA Fox Hax
USA Falco Westballz
USA Fox Colbol
USA Ice Climbers Fly Amanita
USA Fox Lucky
USA Marth PewPewU
USA Sheik Shroomed
USA Fox Silent Wolf
USA Samus Sheik Plup
USA Marth Fox Fiction
USA Captain Falcon S2J
Germany Fox Ice
USA Fox SFAT
USA Falco Zhu
Japan Yoshi aMSa
Canada Sheik KirbyKaze
USA Ice Climbers Nintendude
USA Peach MacD
USA Fox Chillindude
Mexico Fox Javi
USA Captain Falcon Wizzrobe
USA Marth The Moon
Mexico Luigi Eddy Mexico
USA Ice Climbers Chu Dat
USA Peach Bladewise
USA Falco Larry Lurr
See all entrants

Distribution[edit]

Top 32
Fox
12
Falco
4
Sheik
5
Marth
5
Jigglypuff
1
Peach
2
Captain Falcon
2
Ice Climbers
2
Pikachu
1
Samus
3
Luigi
1
Yoshi
1
Top 16
Fox
7
Falco
3
Sheik
3
Marth
4
Jigglypuff
1
Peach
1
Ice Climbers
1
Pikachu
1
Samus
3
Top 8
Fox
3
Falco
2
Sheik
1
Marth
1
Jigglypuff
1
Peach
1
Ice Climbers
1
Pikachu
1
Samus
1

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