Although most players are eagerly anticipating the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate later this week, tournaments are still being run for the previous instalment during what many consider to be its twilight hour. And lucky us, because, otherwise, we wouldn’t have seen this cool moment from an event last weekend where low tier hero Yatiyaña “Yeti” Schaper managed to perform a slick Mega Man infinite combo.
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While Leffen was busy spiking his controller in the Super Smash Bros. Melee finals, last weekend’s The Big House 8 tournament also hosted a high-level Super Smash Bros. for Wii U competition.
A former Evo champion competed alongside 280 other players in Detroit, but even with the supposed strongest character, he found himself on the losing end of a 3-0 sweep against an unexpected challenger.
Bayonetta might be too strong to live forever as a Super Smash Bros. character, but she's been a fantastic addition to the cast for at least one reason: Players have a ton of fun with her, sometimes even at their own expense.
The Super Smash Bros. For Wii U scene is dominated by a few familiar names such as ZeRo, MkLeo and Salem. Not on that list: Matt "Elegant" Fitzpatrick. But after last weekend's 2GG Championship, where he made a run from the last chance qualifiers to the very top, Elegant might be one to keep an eye on.
After skipping 2016, long-running Super Smash Bros. tournament series Tipped Off is set to return to the state of Georgia this weekend for its twelfth instalment. But while the weeks leading up an event of this calibre are typically a time to promote the upcoming competition, the festivities have taken on a dour tone after the head organiser announced he was forced to sell off his house in order to fund the tournament.
What makes a Super Smash Bros. character annoying? It's a very specific cocktail of repetitive, invulnerable, low-effort or spammy moves that, together, make you want to throw your controller at the television.
Last weekend's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U competition at DreamHack Montreal came down to a nail-biting grand finals match between Larry "Larry Lurr" Holland and Eric "ESAM" Lew. With his tournament hopes on the line, Holland scored a clutch counter against Lew to reset the bracket, which was made only more impressive by the fact his character wasn't visible at the moment his fortunes were reversed.
Zack "CaptainZack" Lauth is usually known for his dancing outside of Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U, but in the doubles finals at Low Tier City 5, he ended a match with a little in-game flair too.
When Jason "ANTi" Bates won the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament at Smash community major Get On My Level this past weekend, he exercised his rights as champion to celebrate his accomplishment. That said, he may have gotten a little too hype (if such a thing is even possible) when his victory lap spread to a different broadcast.
Although Super Smash Bros Melee closed out this weekend's Genesis 4 with a bang, a cloud of controversy hangs over the tournament due to rule complications during the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U finals. The competitors most affected are looking for answers and, perhaps most surprisingly, compensation for the match errors they encountered.
According to the numbers, the champ boxer may not be as good as some believe. Smash Bros will be getting a patch sometime this month to fix the game balance. While the exact details of what will be tweaked have not yet been revealed, a lot of players are probably hoping that one of the game's more controversial characters, Little Mac, will be getting some of his Mike Tyson slamming muscle toned down a bit.
Ridley to the rescue! In this Super Smash Bros for Wii U clip, one of us uses the famous Metroid villain to our advantage. Ridley only shows up on the Pyrosphere level and attacks everyone until one player smashes him enough to make him an ally. As Nintendo showed, you don't actually control Ridley.