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A few months ago, the professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player, William "Leffen" Hjelte, generated a controversy after being deported and later denied a visa to the United States.
Welcome back to another installment of the Character Showcase! After a long break, we are back in action, this time analyzing a long-time veteran of the Smash franchise and a fan-favorite, Power Suit Samus.

For this edition, we received help from Johnny Westside, considered to be the best Samus main in the world, as well as Tonetta, a Samus player from the Michigan area. Also, special thanks to TheFalconer, who helped in contacting these players.

After the break, we made some changes to the series. Rather than splitting general and character-specific techniques, we'll analyze all of the character's options and how to use them effectively. So, with that said, let's dive in!
Over the weekend @Umeki continued his monthly tournament series with Umebura 23, which was previewed on Smashboards last Friday. With GOML happening the very same weekend it is likely many did not follow this tournament closely, but a few noteworthy things occurred that I would like to point out. First of all, @Kameme won his very first Umebura and declared in his post-victory speech, "I won Umebura just like I will win EVO this July." It looks like the dominant force that has been sweeping Japan's tournaments will be opting to use his travel award from KVOxTSB2016 to travel to the biggest tournament of the year. His Mega Man play is completely unrivaled inside and outside of Japan, and I cannot wait to see him competing against the world's finest at EVO. Not convinced? Have a look for yourself.
Get on My Level has finally wrapped up, and after an amazing weekend There was quite a story going in with Melee and Smash 4 alongside Brawl and Smash 64 all having tournaments at the event. For everyone who missed this fantastic Canadian major, here's a recap of the event. ​
In the wake of Patch 1.1.6, on 5/21 (JST), Japan's best will be competing at Umebura 23! The event is currently capped at 224 entrants and Smashboards user @Djent is here once again to let us know who to watch for!
Late Thursday evening, Nintendo released what could possibly be the final patch for Smash 4. The patch notes had been leaked ahead of time by Twitter user @RandomTBush, revealing that only one major change had occurred within the game: Bayonetta had been nerfed as hard as any other character in the history of Smash 4.
#1 Ranked player in México, world renowned child prodigy, and one of the greatest pioneers for Meta Knight in Smash 4; Leo made headlines back in 2015 after beating well-known players Mr. R and Vinnie in Smash Factor 4 and True Combo respectively, and hasn’t stopped since. At only fifteen years of age, his consistency and impeccable play have made him one of the most prominent figures in the scene, and with an entire country already in his pocket, he seems eager to go out into the world and find even stronger contenders to beat.
Whenever there's a winner, there's a loser -- and knowing how to lose properly is one of the hallmarks on a strong competitor. So, how do you lose? Watch and learn as Omni discusses how to properly "hold that L".
The third installment of the annual "Get On My Level" series is going down from May 20-22nd, and it’s already smashed attendance records to become the largest Canadian tournament ever, with 489 entrants for Smash 4 singles. Downtown Toronto will serve as the meeting ground as Canada looks to defend its territory from the top Smash 4 talent coming from all over the world. With GOML 2015 featuring an all-Ontario Winner’s Finals, the local warriors will be looking to make an impression once more as some bigger, badder wolves come to town.
This Saturday and Sunday, May 21st through the 22nd, giants will come to do battle in both Melee and Smash 4 at Get On My Level 2016. However, as they rumble across this Canadian arena, their smaller cousins, Smash 64 and Brawl, will have just as exciting fights. Brawl will have its largest event thus far in 2016 with over 60 registered combatants and rust crumbling off Brawl giants of old who have awoken to take on all challengers. For Smash 64 Canada, a powerhouse in the game, looks to defend its house against visitors not only from the United States but all the way from Europe. The streams and times can be seen below, but be sure to read on to meet the big names competing and the storylines that come with them.
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