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After successful outings at DreamHack London and Winter, Melee will be returning to the world famous DreamHack gaming expo this weekend in Austin, Texas. This will be the first time DreamHack will take place in North America, meaning that a plethora of America's best in Melee will be competing for $10,000 in prizes. Here is everything you need to know about DreamHack Austin, including the stream information and major player storylines.R]
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As mentioned in a previous article, the visa application of Melee pro-player, Leffen, was denied recently. He had applied for a P-1 visa, which allows sports players entry into the United States. However, the government did not consider Super Smash Bros. Melee a legitimate sport, much to the dismay of the community.

Fortunately, Team Solo Mid recently announced some good news: Leffen has obtained a short term, P-1 visa, which will allow him entry into the United States until the end of July. This means that Leffen can now enter EVO and other American tournaments.
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About a week ago, Reddit user QuasarQuon posted a thread talking about his newest project.

With Project Phoenix, Quasar brings an alternative to both GameCube and Wii users by providing a platform much, much smaller than the usual.
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Melee is a tough game in many different ways no matter if you are a newcomer, an up-and-comer, or a long-time veteran. 60 Frames highlights this by following the journeys and thoughts of three different players: Kenji (newcomer), Squid (rising star), and HugS (veteran). Sit back and enjoy the fantastic insight from all three players in 60 Frames.
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The opening sequence to Super Smash Bros. Melee is one of the most iconic intros in all of gaming. That's why over 30 animators from The Reanimation Station have teamed up to put their own twist on the intro! Prepare to be amazed and consider subscribing to The Reanimation Station for more animated goodness.
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Smash Shorts is out with an all new look! This episode's Top 5 Smash Shorts introduces a new design along with a very special Pro Play by CLG's NAKAT! We definitely had to do it big for Episode 20.

What is a Smash Short? As the name suggests, it's a quick moment or series of events in Smash that is so good, you have to share it with someone. We're giving you (yes, you) the opportunity to share those moments for a...
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The yearly multi-game tournament KVOxTSB 2016 will be hosted in Osaka from April 29th to May 1st. In addition to a first look at the new King of Fighters and a chance to play the console version of the latest BlazeBlue, KVOxTSB will host Smash 4 and Melee tournaments on Sunday, May 1st.

Currently, the event for Smash 4 is set at 116 entrants. Smashboards user @Djent has kindly given us a preview of the big names to look for in this tournament.
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God-slayer William "Leffen" Hjelte has shaken up the world of competitive Melee in the last few years. Aside from his pristine Fox play, the 21-year-old Swede is well known for his often times villainous persona and for being the first player to take down all five of Melee's "Gods". Leffen was on a tear in 2015, winning many major tournaments such as CEO 2015, HTC Throwdown, BEAST V, and more. As Leffen was hot off his HTC Throwdown win, many were looking to him as one of the favorites to win The Big House 5. However, he was rejected entry into the US when travelling to The Big House 5 -- and it was announced today that his subsequent Visa request has been denied.
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Competitive Melee has often been compared to jazz music, and drummer Andrew Barhite has taken that analogy to an entirely new level. Listen and watch as he brilliantly performs Armada's iconic 4-stock on Leffen at BEAST V on the drums.
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Melee’s elite with face off this weekend at the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX), one of Canada’s biggest gaming conventions. EGLX will feature 8 of the current MIOM top 10 and many more of the world's best, making this tournament a must-watch. Here is everything you need to know about EGLX, including the major storylines and stream/schedule information.
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