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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.

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.

Last night Frostbite tournament organizers Alex “Vayseth” Varga and Kalle “Ori” Wanagat made an announcement: after the resounding success of Frostbite 2018, they will be continuing the tournament series into 2019.

Last night, the EVO lineup reveal was broadcast live on Twitch, hosted by Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar and Mark "MarkMan" Julio. The reveal show not only featured the main stage lineup announcement but also a Q&A session at the end.

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.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U returned to Genesis 5 for its third run at the prestigious tournament series. With the recent news about Zero’s retirement, this tournament was the perfect opportunity for the community to see just where the game’s future resided. The sets that played out there could set the tone for the future year in Smash 4, and possibly for far longer. Here, we look over the Top 8 finalists and the journeys they took through Top 32.

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.

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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