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Matthew "MattDotZeb" Zaborowski announced his departure from the Leadership Panel for Melee It On Me's Competition Committee. His departure will not leave a vacancy in the panel, as his seat was shared with fellow Big Blue Esports co-founder and Shine TO Shi Deng.

Pikachu is often underestimated. With enough practice and determination, however, Pika players like Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson and Eric “ESAM” Lew have come to realize his true potential.

Super Smash Bros. Melee at Genesis 5 was a rollercoaster of a ride. Over 1300 players entered this year, and pools saw fierce fights for survival. The level of competition has risen since Genesis 4, and not even those at the top could relax. If Genesis 5 is any indicator of Melee in 2018, then it’s looking like a good year for competitive advancement. Here, we will be looking at those who made it to Top 8, and their journeys through Top 64.

The fifth in a series of premier grassroots Super Smash Bros. tournaments, Genesis 5 will take place this year in Oakland, CA, from Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st. Genesis 5 will not only host Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, but will also host a variety of other games including Rivals of Aether, Street Fighter V, Splatoon 2, and Dance Dance Revolution Extreme.

Balance Gaming has just announced its acquisition of Super Smash Bros. Melee player Kalindi “KJH” Henderson. KJH, a highly technical Fox main, is currently ranked #34 worldwide for Melee and will be representing Balance Gaming at the upcoming Genesis 5.

At 9pm EST on January 11th, 2018, Aziz “Hax$” Al-Yami released the next of his plans to change Super Smash Bros. Melee forever. His stream reads: “the future of gamecube controllers” in lowercase, putting function before form. While Hax intended to present this information with Arian "The Crimson Blur" Fathieh, he decided it would be best for a single person to deliver the information. Blur showed his support for Hax’s announcement in this tweet.

This weekend, it’s all or nothing with AONGaming’s finest winter event: Scorpius! January 6th marks AON’s foray into a 1-day regional series for Super Smash Bros. Melee, and they’ve set their sights high with a prize pool of $500 and top East Coast talent. Here’s everything you need to know about the must-see Long Island event of the weekend.
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With 2017 coming to a close, the Project M community looks towards the new year with We Tech Those 3. Here's why you should check it out!

Twitch’s Holiday Bash Smash Invitational marked the final Super Smash Bros. Melee major tournament of 2017. 14 of the world’s best Melee players were invited to this highly competitive invitational, and spectators were treated to plenty of exciting and explosive matches from Friday to Sunday night.

In honor of the holiday season, Twitch has invited 14 of Melee's best players to The Holiday Bash Smash Invitational. This is the last major Melee event of the year, capping off the 2017 MIOM Rankings season.
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