Ludwig Smash Invitational Announced

Ludwig got his start in Smash. The player has been more involved with other areas of gaming lately like Fortnite competitions. Ludwig is now returning to Smash. He’s not going to be competing but will be hosting a Ludwig Smash Invitational featuring a huge prize pool for both Melee and Ultimate tournaments. The invitational is going to be taking place in just a bit over a month. It’s going to bring together some of the biggest names in Ultimate and Melee.

The Ludwig Smash Invitational helps fill up the Smash competitive calendar alongside the Smash World Tour and Panda Global Circuit. This event has some of the hallmarks of Ludwig’s typical tournament organizing though. There’s a flashy location, a stream to bring in higher viewer numbers, and a big prize pool. This is how the tournament is going to work and what you need to know.

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Ludwig Smash Invitational

The Ludwig Smash Invitational is going to be held from October 21-23. The tournament is going to be taking place in person, live in Las Vegas. It’ll feature both melee and Ultimate. 32 players will be competing on each side. Ludwig is billing it as the “biggest Smash invitational of all time”. In all, it’ll have a huge prize pool of over $60,000.


The Ultimate side of the tournament looks like a who’s who of the game. Players are going to include basically every major winner from this year. There’s Onin, winner of Get on my Level and Super Smash Con, Glutonny who won Pound 2022, Light, alongside MKLeo who won about three-quarters of everything else. The Ultimate side has a prize pool of $30,002.

These are the invited players so far:

  • MKLeo
  • Tea
  • Kola
  • Sonix
  • Zomba
  • Glutonny
  • Dabuz
  • Riddles
  • Ken
  • MuteAce
  • Light
  • Onin
  • Tweek
  • Maister
  • Chag

Ludwig Smash Invitational Melee

There are huge players coming for the Ultimate tournament but what about Melee? There’s an equally impressive lineup here. So far these are the competitors:

  • Zain
  • Jmook
  • Leffen
  • N0ne
  • Ginger
  • SluG
  • Magi
  • iBDW
  • aMSa
  • KoDoRiN
  • Fiction
  • Joshman
  • Axe
  • Pipsqueak
  • Hungrybox
  • Mango
  • Wizzrobe
  • Moky
  • S2J
  • Krudo
  • SFAT 

Last Minute Qualifier for Ludwig Smash Invitational

The big-name players won’t be the only ones competing though. Both tournaments have a last-minute qualifier to let some more players secure their spot on Friday September 3. These qualifiers are going to be streamed live on a YouTube channel, so fans can get an early look at who else is going to be taking part.

In the past, Ludwig has hosted major events like the Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series, which was a highlight in a light year for Smash. We can expect a similar level of quality over at the Ludwig Smash Invitational.

The tournament is going to be broadcast on YouTube for fans to see how it plays out. We don’t know if there will be an in-person crowd for this tournament so far, but the YouTube stream is definitely going to factor in.