Kagaribi 12: Smash Ultimate streams, schedule, players, more

Virginia Glaze

The biggest Smash Ultimate tournament of the year, Kagaribi 12, kicks off in Japan on May 5 with some of the best players in the world traveling to the stacked event.

The Kagaribi tournament series is one of the biggest on the Smash calendar, but this twelfth installment could be the most exciting yet, with over 2,000 players set to collide.

2024 has already been one of the wildest rides for the Smash Ultimate community, as several players have won majors so far, and no single competitor is currently dominating the scene – but Kagaribi 12 could end up being the event that makes or breaks the season. 

The biggest winners so far, Acola, Miya, Sparg0, Zomba and Hurt will all be in attendance, and each has something to prove.

Players to watch at Kagaribi 12

Acola will be trying to show the world that he’s still the world’s best player, despite not attending that many events so far in 2024. But to do so, he may have to overcome his greatest obstacle and rival in Sparg0.

FaZe Sparg0 will be looking to pick up his second Kagaribi title and shake off a shaky 13th place finish at Delta earlier in the week. The Cloud main has otherwise been extremely consistent in his placements this year as he aims to finally overtake Acola for the world’s top spot.

Zomba, meanwhile, is still a force of nature. The ROB main notably won Genesis X earlier in the year, and despite promising to end 2024 as the year’s best player, he hasn’t quite done enough to fulfill that promise just yet – but this could be the turning point.

French Wario Glutonny and the GOAT MkLeo round out the impressive invader list for the Japanese super-major, as both competitors look to capture their biggest wins of the season so far.

Other notable attendees include Yoshidora, Tea, Shuton, Zackray, Asimo, Ken and Doramigi, making this one of the most stacked events in Smash history. Every single one of these players could absolutely capture glory and we could see multiple upsets as the tournament unfolds.

Kagaribi 12 schedule

Because this is a Japanese event, viewers in North America and Europe may want to get a pot of coffee brewing, because this one is going to start late and go long.

The action kicks off at 11:00am local time or 7pm PST/10pm EST on May 5 and will run until only 192 players remain.

The second day of matches starts at 10 am on May 6 or 6pm PST/9pm EST. Players will battle until only 8 remain with the final matches commencing at 2:30PM local or 10:30pm PST/1:30am EST.

How to watch Kagaribi 12

You can watch the action unfold VGBC Twitch and YouTube channels, which we’ve embedded below for your convenience.

Side-stream matches will also be broadcast on Eastgeeksmash.

Kagaribi 12 is shaping up to be one of the most legendary tournaments in Smash history. With so many top players in attendance and a gauntlet of over 2,000 attendees, it’s going to take an insane run to emerge victorious.

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