Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (SSBU) is off to a solid start in its 2020 competitive season with Let’s Make Big Moves, which kicked off yesterday. LMBM is the first S-tier event for the Panda Global (PGRU) Season Three rankings.
Tournament host Even Matchup Gaming showed off its star-studded line-up, featuring the likes of Tyler “Marss” Martins and Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey.
EVO 2019 champ Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez is not present, but his absence gives American players like Ezra “Samsora” Morris and Samuel “Dabuz” Buzby a chance to solidify their ranking at the beginning of the 2020 season.
PGRU tournament tiers are based on how many top-ranking players from the previous season ranking go to the event. Although LMBM only has 734 entrants to make the tournament A-tier, fifteen of the top 50 SSBU players are attending this New York event, qualifying it as an S-tier tournament.
As long as none of the top players back out, LMBM will count as S-tier in the PGRU rankings.
All events in PGRU Season 3 (Spring 2020) receive a TTS score based on the soon-to-be-released Fall 2019 PGR.— PGstats (@pgstats) December 31, 2019
We can't reveal the TTS until the rankings are released, but we can announce that #LetsMakeBigMoves is currently projected to be the first S Tier tournament of Season 3! pic.twitter.com/nFplH3hKza
Although the SSBU world tournament circuit isn’t as fleshed out as other fighting games like Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V, events like LMBM show a die-hard dedication among players and organizers within the ever-growing community.
Let’s Make Big Moves is ongoing until January 6. You can watch the official stream here.