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Welcome to this event preview for Helix! For those who don't know, Helix is a large Melee and Project M tournament that is part of the European Smash Circuit. It's also set to be the first international tournament in Germany since 2010. Not everyone is as familiar with the European scene so we collected some of the biggest names to attend to help fans out. Ready to learn about some European Smash? Let's get started!...
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When looking to catch up a bit on Project M one of the best ways to do so is listening to or watching The Salt Mines. The Salt Mines aims to be "a weekly Podcast that consists of top tier personalities and players that discuss the current outlook of the metagame and recent/upcoming events in the Project M Smash community. This week PlayOnSunday, The NZA, Apollo Ali, and...​
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It's time to level up! It's not as easy as eating a rare candy however. To really improve in Smash there are some thingsto be learned first. Fortunately players like BAM on his channel For Glory Gaming are making videos to help players do just that. In the first video of The Level Up series he sits down to explain how to apply pressure safely while learning the defensive habits of an...
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Tier lists. A subject that causes much debate over where characters should be placed, if one should exist at all, how they should be formed, and much else. Many efforts to devise tier lists have been made from EventHubs to the /r/smashbros monthly voted tier list with each project having various levels of success and...
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Super Smash Flash 2 is sometimes overlooked when it comes to the fanmade Smash games. Many do not realize it has a vibrant competitive scene with its own top players, notable tournament organizers, and intricate development history. Each Wednesday over the month of September will feature an article covering a unique aspect of the game or scene. We've discussed the history of the game,...
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Missed the best moments from the past week in the competitive Smash community? EMG has you covered and just posted the 37th installment of their Play of the Week series! Featured in this episode is an incredible 0-death punish courtesy of DJ Nintendo and highlights from tournaments around the world, including HTC Throwdown and Dreamhack London to name a few.

You can watch EP #37 in the video below:

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Kirby is more than just a copycat: he has his own techniques! HUP Canceling, a technique that has had good applications for Kirby since the days of Brawl, is still possible within Smash 4 and is just as useful. Youtuber Ƥнλπ7σϻ has made a video explaining how it can be applied within the newest Smash title. Give it a watch and try to HUP to victory!...
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Familiar with Omni's Smash Bros content on youtube? The channel has recently launched a series feature all about user-generated content! Smashboards will now feature the Weekly Top 5 Smash Shorts series into its weekly Smash News rotation. What is a Smash Short? As the name suggests, it's a quick moment or series of events in Smash that is so good...
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Welcome to SmashBoards Writer's Interviews! This is a series that will appear at least once every month covering a writer. These are more casual interviews, but depending on the interviewer, we leave it up to you whether they'll answer further questions.

This week we have SmashBoards Second-in-Command writer, SmashCapps! Given that many other head honcho's of the writing staff are busy, he does a lot to make sure things stay active around here, so give it up for SmashCapps.

SmashCapps in his natural...
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The following is a mirror copy of the original article by Juggleguy here, with his permission to re-post.

I’m very excited to announce that The Big House 5 is teaming up with Gamers Outreach, who will be the official charity partner of the event coming up October 2-4, 2015 in Dearborn, MI!

Gamers Outreach Foundation is a Michigan-based 501(c)(3) charity organization that provides therapy...
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