Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$1,904,076.64 From 2037 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2002-04-06 to

Super Smash Bros. Melee, often shortened to "SSBM" or "Melee", is a fighting game for the Nintendo GameCube. It was released in America and Japan shortly after GameCube's launch in late 2001, and early 2002 in Europe. Like its predecessor, Melee features gameplay unique from that of other fighting games. Compared to characters in other fighting games, Smash characters have simple movesets and lacked complex button inputs and lengthy combos. The gameplay focused on movement and knocking your opponent out of the arena.

While Melee mainly follows the same formula introduced in its predecessor, several differences exist between the two games; improved physics, the addition of sidestep-dodging, air-dodging, wavedashing, etc. Melee is considered by many to be the best Smash game in the series, and despite the release of newer titles like Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with more participants and bigger cash prize pools, the Melee scene remains very strong.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.Sweden ArmadaAdam Lindgren$202,556.00
2.United States HungryboxJuan Debiedma$150,257.96
3.United States Mew2KingJason Zimmerman$140,396.89
4.United States MangoJoseph Marquez$124,527.71
5.Sweden LeffenWilliam Hjelte$65,440.15
6.United States KenKen Hoang$53,264.10
7.United States WestballzWeston Dennis$42,710.55
8.United States SFATZachary Cordoni$40,933.90
9.United States PPMDKevin Nanney$36,991.01
10.United States PlupJustin McGrath$31,561.09
11.United States PC ChrisChris Szygiel$30,811.65
12.United States ChuDatDaniel Rodriguez$30,546.49
13.United States AxeJeffrey Williamson$27,636.52
14.Germany IceMustafa Akcakaya$27,003.90
15.United States LuckyJoey Aldama$26,274.06
16.United States IsaiIsai Alvarado$24,547.30
17.United States ShroomedDajuan McDaniel$22,472.15
18.United States AzenChristopher McMullen$20,751.55
19.United States The MoonRyan Coker-Welch$20,728.51
20.United States MacDMcCain LaVelle$17,908.53
21.United States PewPewUKevin Toy$17,648.03
22.United States ColbolColin Green$17,616.81
23.United States MafiaJames Lauerman$17,337.02
24.United States S2JJohnny Kim$17,322.19
25.United States HaxAziz Al-Yami$16,089.18

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$0.000.00%


» Ultra Street Fighter IV+$1,173,456.41
» Super Smash Bros. for Wii U+$1,247,304.80
» Super Smash Bros. Brawl+$1,670,588.14
» Project M+$1,749,593.40
» Super Smash Bros.+$1,863,069.02

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$1,453,141.40
2.Sweden Sweden$284,490.39
3.Canada Canada$47,573.44
4.Germany Germany$33,838.56
5.United Kingdom United Kingdom$19,651.97
6.Netherlands Netherlands$15,288.65
7.Japan Japan$8,083.42
8.Spain Spain$7,961.66
9.Nicaragua Nicaragua$7,907.14
10.Mexico Mexico$5,662.43

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

United States AlphaZealotChris BrownContent Creator, Tournament Organizer, Writer
United States BobackBoback VakiliTournament Organizer
United States D1D'Ron MaingretteCommentator
United States GimRCalvin LoftonContent Creator
United States HomeMadeWafflesBrandon CollierCommentator, Content Creator
United States HusbandKevin DassingCommentator
United States JuggleguyRobin HarnTournament Organizer
Austria KadanoDavid SchmidContent Creator, Writer
Germany LivaPhilipp BürknerContent Creator, Tournament Organizer
United States LovageOscar NilssonCommentator
United States MattDotZebMatthew ZaborowskiTournament Organizer
United States PhilPhil DeBerryCommentator
United States ProgWynton SmithCommentator
United States ScarBobby ScarnewmanCommentator
United States TafokintsDaniel LeeAnalyst, Commentator, Content Creator, Writer
United States The Crimson BlurArian FathiehCommentator, Content Creator, Tournament Organizer
United States TophKris AldenderferCommentator
United States WifeChris FabiszakCommentator