Super Smash Bros. Melee Esports

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$3,542,159.27 From 2640 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.United States HungryboxJuan Debiedma$391,198.62
2.Sweden ArmadaAdam Lindgren$306,902.47
3.United States MangoJoseph Marquez$257,692.78
4.United States Mew2KingJason Zimmerman$208,478.32
5.Sweden LeffenWilliam Hjelte$154,966.61
6.United States PlupJustin McGrath$148,548.49
7.United States SFATZachary Cordoni$88,013.88
8.United States ZainZain Naghmi$82,952.17
9.United States WizzrobeJustin Hallett$76,320.61
10.United States AxeJeffrey Williamson$72,444.09
11.United States WestballzWeston Dennis$54,756.05
12.United States KenKen Hoang$53,264.10
13.United States S2JJohnny Kim$49,139.02
14.United States ChuDatDaniel Rodriguez$44,939.08
15.Germany IceMustafa Akcakaya$38,458.75
16.United States LuckyJoey Aldama$38,038.02
17.United States PewPewUKevin Toy$37,776.18
18.United States ShroomedDajuan McDaniel$37,587.76
19.United States PPMDKevin Nanney$37,055.51
20.Nicaragua n0neEdgard Sheleby$34,814.99
21.United States La LunaRyan Coker-Welch$33,078.30
22.United States PC ChrisChris Szygiel$31,811.65
23.United States iBDWCody Schwab$30,611.69
24.United States Swedish DelightJames Liu$29,976.10
25.United States HaxAziz Al-Yami$27,308.15

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$94,619.772.67%


» Super Smash Bros. Ultimate+$1,300,220.46
» Super Smash Bros. for Wii U+$2,026,707.80
» Ultra Street Fighter IV+$2,723,764.65
» Super Smash Bros. Brawl+$3,294,058.44
» Project M+$3,336,867.18
» Super Smash Bros.+$3,473,326.46

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$2,705,284.25
2.Sweden Sweden$493,046.54
3.Canada Canada$82,730.19
4.Germany Germany$55,409.67
5.United Kingdom United Kingdom$35,954.21
6.Nicaragua Nicaragua$34,814.99
7.Spain Spain$26,681.50
8.Japan Japan$26,341.92
9.Netherlands Netherlands$22,508.91
10.Mexico Mexico$11,730.17

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