The Big House event will, unfortunately, not happen in-person in 2021.

In February, we were forced to either commit to or relinquish our venue, due to the lead time required by large-scale convention centers. With the health and well-being of our community in mind, it was too early to commit to a date with the uncertain trajectory of COVID-19 and vaccinations at that time. Because of this, we’ve canceled tentative plans for 2021.

Thank you for your incredible support during the circumstances of this past year. The Big House staff appreciates the community so much. We hope you continue to follow us and the other amazing events happening in the meantime, and to see you here again in 2022.

What is The Big House?

The Big House is the largest Super Smash Brothers event series in the fall. Since 2011, it has been the go-to annual convention for Smash fans not only in the Midwest, but across the world. Over three days, The Big House runs a singles (1v1) event, doubles (2v2) event, and various exhibitions for Super Smash Bros. 64, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We also have plenty of arcade games and side events to participate in at the venue – open to all Smash players and fans!

Why should you attend?

  • Amazing venue – huge convention center space and 24/7 overnight venue

  • Travel convenience – hotels within walking distance, cheap transportation between venue and DTW airport

  • Great TO staff – an established reputation for delivering high-quality tournament organization

  • Player experience – opportunity to officially compete in multiple games, side events, and demos

  • Spectator experience – friendlies, arcade games, side events, and vendor interaction all weekend

  • GP Big House – our all-new series of Grand Prix style side events featuring swiss rounds

  • Big spotlight – professionally broadcast on Smash’s premiere livestream platforms

  • Storied history – past attendance that includes Mango, Armada, PPMD, Mew2King, Hungrybox, Leffen, ESAM, Zackray, dabuz, SuPeRbOoMfAn, and more

  • Michigan community – one of the biggest and most active Super Smash Bros. scenes in the world