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Smash Thursdays: "Sync or Swim"

thu13dec7:00 pmSmash Thursdays: "Sync or Swim"7:00 pm

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Welcome to Sync or Swim Weekly – Since 2018!

GameSync Esports Center warmly invites you to San Diego’s biggest, longest running Smash Ultimate competitive scene with a weekly offline tournament series every Thursday night at 7pm. Challenge some of the most passionate players in the region – you’ll have a blast! Maximize your experience by coming early and/or staying late for friendlies. All skill levels welcome.


  • 5PM: Come and get some friendlies in! Feel free to come in even earlier though, we open at 10am!
  • 6PM: Get checked-in and warm up with some practice matches.
  • 6:45PM: In-person signups wind down. If you are arriving after this point or you’re going to be late, you must pre-register and post in #late-check-in at or there is a chance you will not be allowed into the bracket.
  • 7PM: Tourney begins! (More setups for friendlies become available throughout the night as we progress further on in bracket and need fewer setups to run all of the matches.)
  • 1AM: Post-event friendlies end/venue closes.


Please post in #late-check-in at Be sure to “react” to the post in #choose-games-roles to give yourself the Smash role when you first join Discord.


  • 31 or fewer entrants will pay out through 3rd place: 50/30/20
  • 32 to 47 entrants will pay out through 4th place: 50/25/15/10
  • 48 to 63 entrants will pay out through 6th place: 40/25/15/10/5/5
  • 64 or more entrants will pay out through 8th place: 40/20/15/10/5/5/2.5/2.5

Example (64 players): 1st wins $128, 2nd wins $64, 3rd wins $48, 4th wins $32, 5th wins $16, 6th wins $16, 7th wins $8, 8th wins $8. Tournament payouts are via Venmo or PayPal within 24 hours.



  • Pricing: $10 venue + $5 prize pool. Unlimited casuals are included with venue fee. $2 off if you bring a Switch, Dock, GameCube adapter (Official Nintendo or the Mayflash adapter is highly preferred), and SSBU ideally with all DLC.
    • Don’t want to enter the tourney but you want to play friendlies? Just pay the venue fee ($10)
    • Don’t want to enter or play at all, you’re purely spectating? That’s completely free!
  • VIP check-in (recommended): pre-pay here for faster processing when you arrive. It makes it much easier for everyone!
  • If paying in-store, credit/debit only (please, no cash).
  • Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.
  • Our venue offers restroom facilities and plenty of parking on-site.


Starter Stages:

  • Battlefield (any non-2D version)
  • Small Battlefield
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Town and City


  • Final Destination (any non-2D version)
  • Hollow Bastion
  • Kalos Pokémon League


Learn more (including tournament rules):

Be sure to join our Discord server and Facebook group for winners, photos and updates:


GameSync Esports Center

GameSync was founded in 2012, by gamers, for gamers.
7370 Opportunity Road, Suite G, San Diego, CA 92111

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