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Flatiron 3 was the latest installment of the Flatiron series of Melee events, run by the CU Boulder Esports team. 2018 was a huge boost to the series, as Flatiron 3 was the first iteration to be categorized as a major. More impressive, the organizers were able to run Melee singles and doubles and Wii U singles and doubles for over 400 players within a single day. With close, pulse-pounding sets, great management, and a large amount of out of region players, Flatiron 3 was a rousing success. Here, we will look at the Top 8 finishers for Super Smash Bros. Melee, and look over their journeys within Top 48.

Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios released a video on April 14th about his plans for his future within the Smash community, including Smash Bros for the Switch.

Esports Arena has been a new player on the Super Smash Bros. scene in organizing tournaments. Their latest venture, Noods Noods Noods: Oakland Edition, was in their new Oakland location, and pulled Nissan Noodles and Foodbeast on as sponsors. With some of the best players in attendance, Noodsx3 was an all day event of good production and even better Melee. Here, we will take a look at those who made the Top 8, and their journeys through Top 32.

Full Bloom 4 was one of the must see tournaments for competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee. Started in 2015, Full Bloom was a well received Midwest Regional that showcased what the scene had to offer. Since then, the IUB Smash team has been putting continuous effort towards improvement. In 2018, it has become a Major tournament with high level names throughout. Here, we will take a look at the Top 8 finishers, and their journeys through Top 48.

2018’s Full Bloom tournament will be March 24-25 in Bloomington, Indiana. This tournament series focuses on Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and will be an excellent opportunity to showcase some local talent.

March 8, 2018 will go down in history as the day which some of esport’s most eagerly-awaited news was announced. The internet is now buzzing with hype and speculation.

Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX) goes down this weekend, March 9-11, in Mississauga, Ontario. This is the second installment of EGLX, which hosted a tournament in late April of 2016 but did not host one in 2017. This year’s lineup consists of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Halo 5, and a number of fighting games, including Dragon Ball Fighter Z and Street Fighter V Arcade Edition, among others.

After being announced on relatively short notice, the March 8th, 2018 Nintendo Direct ended with an unexpected announcement.

If you think you know all of Mexico's talent because you've seen Leo play, you're sadly mistaken. You'd be pretty short sighted to think he's the only one that has what it takes to make it big in the international scene. If you see a Mexican flag next to someone's tag in bracket, be on the lookout for upsets.

Frostbite tournament organizer Alex "Vayseth" Varga has released an official proposal for the Global Smash Commission, an initiative to facilitate communication between top Smash Wii U TOs.
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