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Following the overwhelming response to the announcement of their debut in-person Super Smash Bros. major, the Riptide team announced  they will reopen registration and raise the maximum event capacity.

Yesterday, Riptide registration capped within four hours of opening. The rapid response and discussion of the tournament caused “Riptide” to trend as high as No. 2 on Twitter. However, it also resulted in registration closing before many players even became aware of the tournament.

This time around, the Riptide team is giving players advanced notice of the registration period. Anyone who missed the first period can register on the tournament’s Smash.gg page at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, June 4.

Changes announced ahead of Riptide’s second registration period

Initially, the plan was to hold Riptide in the Kilimanjaro Ballroom of the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. However, the tournament organizers have since gained access to two additional rooms, roughly doubling the floor space available to them, allowing them to raise the total numbers of entrants allowed at the event.

The number of available spots varies from game to game. When registration reopens tomorrow, individual brackets at Riptide will have the following caps:

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 758
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee: 512
  • Project+: 256
  • Rivals of Aether: 160
  • Splatoon 2: 48 teams

For the first 24 hours of the second period, registration will only be open for competitors. Sign-ups for spectator passes will open on Saturday, June 5 at 7 p.m. ET and will remain open until the total event capacity is reached.

Other offline events on the horizon

While many players may still miss the opportunity to attend Riptide during the next registration period, there are other in-person Smash tournaments on the horizon. Beyond the Summit tournament organizer Aiden “Calvin” McCaig teased another major tournament on the West Coast that would open registration soon.

In addition, the fighting game tournament series CEO announced its upcoming registration period in advance. While he has not yet confirmed the line-up of games, director Alex Jebailey announced that registration for CEO 2021 would open at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 6.


Dylan Tate is a student in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.


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