Genesis to run Fuse Melee Doubles circuit

by Daniel Rosen Feb 18 2017
Thumbnail image courtesy of Genesis / Melee it On Me

Genesis' organizers have announced Fuse, a Super Smash Bros. Melee Doubles circuit that will end on July 16, EVO's championship Sunday.

The circuit will consist of three Premier tournaments and six Majors. The premier tournaments are Genesis 4, CEO Dreamland and one more that will be announced at a later date, while the Majors will include BEAST 7, Full Bloom 3, Smash 'N' Splash 3, HLFan and at least two more events that have yet to be confirmed. Finally, tournaments will be able to request circuit status.

All tournaments on the circuit will award points to the top teams, and the Top 8 teams going into EVO will be invited to the Grand Finals. In the announcement post, Genesis organizer Sheridan Zalewski noted that the event will not run at the same time at Street Fighter V or Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's EVO Top 8s, though the final location and time of the event has yet to be confirmed.

Points will be distributed to teams, not individuals, meaning that Adam "Armada" Lindgren and Andreas "Android" Lindgren will retroactively be given points for their first place finish at Genesis 4, but if Android were to team up with another player at CEO Dreamland, that team would not have Armada's points from Genesis.

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