FAQ

The Big House is the largest open Super Smash Brothers fan convention in the fall. Since 2011, it has been a premier annual convention for Smash fans not only in the Midwest, but across the world. Open to all attendees, whether you’re a competitor or a spectator!

The Big House staff is headed by:

Robin Harn (CEO)
Eddie Chang (Venue Ambassador)
Amine Boudalia (CTO)
Jon Im (COO)
Nate Cordonnier (Chief of Staff)
Arjuna Capulong (Technical Director)
Walter Brandsema (CMO)

This year The Big House is on October 7-9, 2022.

This year we’re hosting The Big House at Huntington Place (formerly known as Cobo Center) in downtown Detroit, Michigan!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. 64
Rivals of Aether
Splatoon 3

and more games as side events TBA!

The Big House will follow this loose schedule:

First round competitor pools on Friday
Later round brackets and side events mostly on Saturday
Final brackets and Top 8 finals on Sunday

All competitors must be ready to play their first pools matches as early as 11am ET Friday.

Check the Schedule page for a more detailed update in the coming weeks.

There is no age restriction; we’re all-inclusive!

If you want to spectate in-person, just purchase a spectator pass at registration! It’s open through event weekend.

If you want to spectate at home, you can do so for free throughout the weekend at:

www.twitch.tv/btssmash
www.twitch.tv/btssmash2
www.twitch.tv/btssmash3

At the beginning of the tournament, players are divided into bracket pools of several players each. The size of the pool depends on the overall number of entries. Each pool progresses until there are only a few players remaining, who advance to the next phase of the tournament. Repeat until there’s finally just one champion remaining.

Competitor registration ends September 25, 2022 at 11:59pm PT.

Spectating registration remains open through event weekend.

If you registered successfully, you should receive a confirmation email titled: “Registration for The Big House 10”

Furthermore, your event dashboard should show the events for which you’ve registered successfully.

No, sorry. Entries cannot be refunded or transferred.

In the week before the event, check your event dashboard on smashgg.

Please make sure to allow plenty of buffer time to check-in with your pool captain and find your first opponent.

Pools are labeled as a letter and a number, which tells you time and location. For example, Pool B24 means you’re playing in Wave B on the schedule at Station 24 in the venue.

If you’re at the event, the easiest way to contribute is to volunteer (more info TBA) to help us run things smoothly!

If you’re at home, the best way to contribute is follow our social media, watch the stream broadcast throughout event weekend, and share the link with friends!