At this weekend’s Holiday Bash Smash Invitational, some of the best in Super Smash Bros. Melee came together to play the last bit of competitive Melee before 2018. One player in particular had a moment he’ll want to leave behind come New Year’s.
Weston “Westballz” Dennis is considered among the top players outside of Melee‘s “gods,” having defeated four of them. He’s a talented, technical player who nonetheless made a terrible error in a match against Jack “Crush” Hoyt.
After landing an impressive combo, juggling his opponent multiple times with his down-B reflector move (referred to as a “shine”), Dennis goes for the dash attack and flies right through Hoyt’s recovery frames, off the side of the stage.
Hoyt won the round-robin set 3-1 over Dennis.