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Ultimate Summit 3: Schedule, format, prize pool, and more

Take a look at everything you need to know about Ultimate's biggest tournament since the return of offlines.
The return of offline Smash is something the community was long waiting for, with Summit 11 breaking all kinds of records and Ultimate Summit 3 poised to do the same.

The invitational organised by BeyondTheSummit pits some of the best Ultimate players from around the world in four days of exciting competition and fun side events with over $150k (and counting) in the prize pool.

There's a lot to keep track of, including the schedule, who's playing, the tournament's format, and the ever-increasing prize pool so let's get right down to it.

Ultimate Summit 3 - Schedule

The invitational will take place starting on 26th August, ending on the 29th with the final bracket being played out on Sunday.

Take a look at the full schedule down below:

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Full schedule broken by days. (Picture: BTS)

Ultimate Summit 3 - Format

The format is similar to the one used in Summit 11, with two seeding rounds.

In short, the first group stage is to determine their place in the Gauntlet Stage, this is where final bracket placings for the last part of the event are confirmed. 

In classic Summit fashion, the final bracket will be a double elimination one, however, half the competitors will start from losers, so having a good showing early in the tournament is crucial.

The only difference is that the winner of each group will bypass the Gauntlet format and directly make it to the final bracket.

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The format is simular to Summit 11. (Picture: BTS)

Ultimate Summit 3 - Competitors 

Ultimate Summit 3 will pit 16 of the world's best Ultimate players against each other, with Mexican superstar Leonardo "MkLeo" López looking for the threepeat in the process. 

Check out who's competing broken down by groups down below:

smash summit 3 groups
16 of the world's best will face each other. (Picture: BTS)

Ultimate Summit 3 - Prize pool

As mentioned, the prize pool is at $156k and climbing, with fans able to contribute to the pot via the BTS store, the final breakdown will be available once the tournament finishes.

Ultimate Summit 3 - How to watch

You can catch all the action on the BTS Smash Twitch channel, which we have embedded below for your convenience.