Tyler “Marss” Martins won Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles at the GOML North American Open on November 7. The online circuit consisted of eight regional qualifier events, leading into an eight-person final bracket. Notably, the circuit marked Marss’ first particularly successful foray into online competition this year.
Marss qualified for the GOML North American Open finale by winning the Northeast USA qualifier on October 18. He was one of eight players floated into top 16 in that bracket. (Every regional qualifier included eight regional bosses who automatically secured a spot in top 16.)
Marss kicked off the Northeast USA bracket by beating “9superpie” 3-1, Salvatore “Zomba” DeSena 3-0, and Noah “Sharp” McCulley 3-1. Then, he beat Elam “Pokelam” Rosario 3-0 in Winners Finals. Marss dropped the first Grand Finals set to Pokelam 2-3, but ended up winning the second set 3-1 to claim a spot in the finale.
In the final bracket, Marss defeated Jayjay “Ouch!?” Basilian 3-1 and Spencer “BestNess” Garner 3-0. He faced Nicholas “Ned” Dovel in Winners Finals, winning that set 3-1. Marss fought Ned again in Grand Finals of the GOML North American Open. This time, he scored an even more convincing 3-0.
We had 8 regions send their best, and boy, did they deliver. 🏆
Congrats to @Marss_NE for taking it home and the rest of our top 8 for putting on a show. 🥇
— ☁️ GOML Online ☁️ smash.gg/GOMLine (@GOMLsPlan) November 8, 2020
Other results from the GOML North America Open
Ned scored multiple upsets en route to 2nd place at the GOML North American Open. He won the Midwest USA qualifier, defeating Karvin “Comet” White Jr., Yezre’el “Yez” Askew, and Tanner “SKITTLES!!” Jordan. Then in the final bracket, Ned won sets over Eric “ESAM” Lew, Grayson Ramos, and BestNess.
Ouch!? had an unexpected run to 4th place at this event. He placed 1st at the West Canada qualifier. There, Ouch!? beat Don “Exodia” Goldreich and Taylor “Lemmon” Webb. In addition, Ouch!? upset Michael “Riddles” Kim and Grayson during the finale despite being the lowest seed.