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Nintendo didn't invite the top player of its longest-running esports title, Super Smash Bros. Melee, to its biggest (and likely only) tournament of the year. Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma isn't exactly salty that he won't be playing at the E3 Invitational next month; he's more disbelieving.

"It's not as outlandish as flat earth," said Debiedma over the phone yesterday. "But I was surprised, to say the least."

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Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma had just come off a long tournament run of beating some of the best in Super Smash Bros. Melee when he took to the stage for a winner's interview. Debiedma used the opportunity to hold an impassioned rally for the grassroots that makes Smash happen, with choice words for a "certain company".

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The final day of DreamHack Austin was filled to the brim with explosive Melee plays, from Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman's incredible run through the loser's side of the bracket to Daniel "ChuDat" Rodriguez taking down some of the game's finest on his road to the top. Comparatively, the grand finals of Melee were a little disappointing.