Riptide 2022 promises high stakes Melee & Ultimate clashes – Full Schedule

Super Smash Bros is in the build-up to a few tournaments, like the Smash Ultimate Summit 5. However, Melee is getting some love too. Riptide 2022 is going down this week. It’s featuring both an Ultimate and Melee competition across the weekend. While both tournaments have great players showing up, the Melee side is particularly stacked.

Riptide 2022 is going to be a great tournament for fans of Smash. The event will feature a few other games along the way through. Including one of the first for Nintendo’s newest esports effort Splatoon 3.


Riptide 2022 Events Breakdown

Held in Ohio, stretching 3-days (September 9-11th), the tournament has a focus on Smash Bros with both Melee and Ultimate having high-level competitions. Although, they’ll be other games here too. Rivals of Aether and Splatoon are making appearances.

Melee and Ultimate are the main events at the tournaments. Singles for both games are going on over Saturday and Sunday. although, there are also doubles and Squad Strike on the first day.

Riptide 2022 Melee

The Melee event at Riptide 2022 has a prize pool of over $4,000 for singles. The tournament is being played in the standard format, with pools and a bracket, it has some of the best Melee players attending.

Zain will be playing at the event. He’s been on the top of his game lately. He grabbed first place at Shine 2022, along with 4th at Smash Con, and 3rd on Get on My Level. He’s been attending most majors in recent weeks and consistently placing in the higher end.

Hungrybox will be playing at the tournament.  He’s been one of the best Melee players in history and is still at the top of the game’s competitive community. Most recently, he’s taken wins at Wavedash and Get on my Level. Jmook lost out to Hungrybox at both GOML and Wavedash. However, he’s had pretty solid second-place rankings at a lot of recent majors. He could claim the top spot at Riptide 2022.

Ultimate at Riptide ’22

Melee has some huge players attending. However, the Ultimate side of the game is well represented at this tournament too. Ultimate has a bigger prize pool, with over $7,000 for singles and just under $3,000 for doubles. This tournament isn’t quite as stacked as the upcoming Smash Ultimate Summit 5. However, there are high-level players here. These are some of the names to watch out for:

  • Zomba
  • Ned
  • Tilde
  • Toast
  • Jake
  • Lui$
  • WaDi
  • ApolloKage
  • Skittles

All of the events culminate on Sunday Sept. 11 with the top elimination matches being played out in both Melee and Ultimate.

Riptide 2022 Sunday Schedule

How to Watch Riptide

Riptide 2022 is going to be running all weekend. Things kick off on Friday with the more casual tournaments. That includes a competition for the recently released Splatoon 3. However, things really start to get interesting over the weekend. All of the major games are having their pools and brackets play out over Saturday and Sunday. If you want to watch along at home, the streams are going to be available followed by VODS at the BTSmash channel to see which of these great players takes the win.