The UK’s most well-known Super Smash Bros Melee esports tournament – Heir 5 – has sold out in 12 hours.
It sold all 512 tickets for the singles event and reached the tournament cap in a day, making it the quickest-selling Melee event in Europe.
THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOLS!
The team are now hoping to increase the venue capacity in order to allow more people to attend:
Morning all – update re: Heir 5. We are going to talk to the venue about cap and accommodation increase on Tuesday. It is bank holiday in the UK on Monday so businesses are closed. Therefore, accommodation won’t go live till Wednesday 4th. We want to try add more rooms as well!
— Team Heir (@TeamHeir) April 1, 2018
Heir 5 was announced on Christmas Day 2017, when it received a lot of love on social media.
It will take place on August 17th to 19th in Leicester
Team Heir previously said that Heir 4, which took place in Nottingham last August, was likely going be the last event in the series.
Heir 4’s winner was Leffen from Sweden, with the UK’s top performers including Professor Pro (who finished fifth) and Vanity Angel (seventh).
This is just nothing short of incredible.
So glad I registered
holy moly. https://t.co/1Pqh2N11vY
— SchlimmShady (@BadShadyMario) April 2, 2018
You were so busy putting on quality events back to back, year after year that you overlooked how much we all love and appreciate you guys
Most of us wouldn’t miss this for the world so in hindsight it’s not all that surprising
Hope you get the increase! https://t.co/1l3ZQoSaSl
— Amsah Augustuszoon (@TheRealAmsah) April 2, 2018
We’ll update this article with further developments.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.