Rev Major 2019, the Philippines’ premier fighting game event, has hit 187 entrants — crossing the milestone needed for its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bracket to be considered a C-Tier tournament on the Panda Global Rankings Ultimate (PGRU).
The PGRU is the de facto international leaderboard for Smash Ultimate, and is released twice a year by PGStats. Players gain points from their placings and match results at eligible major tournaments throughout six month-long seasons, after which a top 50 list is released publicly. Through its Tournament Tier System, which goes from C-Tier to S-Tier, events are weighed based on either the quantity of attendees or how many top players are present.
This development means that Rev Major’s results will have bearing on the current PGRU season as top placers will gain points towards it. Status aside, the amount of players joining Smash Ultimate marks record high for the Southeast Asian region.
Not only are the Philippines top players like Luke “Regerets” Garcia and Kendrick “PSI Force” Cheah present, but also international threats like Benjamin “JJRockets” Rowe from the United States, Timothy “XIFL” Chan from Hong Kong and Jaryl “Techno” Chan from Singapore. This makes it one of the most stacked SEA tournaments to-date.
Rev Major 2019 will take place at the Solaire Resort and Casino on September 28 – 29. While sign-ups are closed, spectator passes are free.