Mario "Diosdi" Osuna

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Mario "Diosdi" Osuna
Why Syndicate Is so Important for Europe - an Interview with Marc Hagen
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Last year, the Syndicate Tournament series proved itself to be a must-watch event, not only for the European Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Melee scenes, but to the whole world.

Hailing from the Netherlands, prominent Tournament Organizer Marc Hagen has been a part of this initiative since the beginning and has shared with Smashboards his thoughts on the relevance of Syndicate, and the impact it has made in his homeland and Europe.
The Big House 7 Compendium Is Now Open!
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The Big House is one of the cornerstone tournaments within the Super Smash Bros. community. It has been the home to many legendary moments and it has now settled as one of the biggest Super Smash Bros. Melee fall events to watch.
PGRank v2 Begins with #50-41
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Who are the best Smash Wii U players in the world? Check out the second iteration of Panda Global's PGRank to find out!
Miami Heat-backed Misfits Acquires Larry Lurr
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After half a month of free agency, Smash Wii U titan Larry "Larry Lurr" Holland has been announced to be joining eSports organization Misfits.
Smashboards 2016 Smash Wii U Wrap-Up
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2016 was a year full of surprises for Smash Wii U players. That is why we Smashboards are bringing you what we think were the most memorable moments of the year.
Be in the Know: 'What Is Brawl Minus?'
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Learn more about the 'so unbalanced that it's balanced' Brawl mod with this primer from the developers themselves.
Mexican Prodigy MKLeo Joins Echo Fox
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Fresh off a victory at the year-ending 2GGT: ZeRo Saga, Mexico's Leonardo "MKLeo" Lopez Perez is heading into the 2017 season under a new banner.
ESAM Investigates the Truth Behind Dreamland
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As a tournament staple, it shouldn't come as a surprise that players investigate the ins and outs of this nostalgic stage.
Backroom Pass: Now It's Shulk Time
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Erico of the Smash 4 Backroom gives the lowdown on Shulk in this exclusive interview.
Learn Audible Tech Chasing with GimR's Latest Video
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VideoGameBootCamp's founder goes over the intricacies of an audio-based Smash Wii U tech chasing method in his latest video.
Backroom Pass: Sneaky Illusion
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The Super Smash Bros for Wii U Back Room has a wide variety of personalities, including top players from around the globe, community leaders, and even some Staff Writers like myself and our own Editor-in-Chief. With such a big number of players around the globe, it is not difficult to find different kinds of players.
EMG's Melee and Smash 4 Top 50 Plays of 2016
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Even Matchup Gaming's traditional Top 10 Plays for both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has recently received a jolly turn. Marking the end of 2016, EMG has released the first of five part series of the top fifty plays of 2016 for both games.
Selfless Gaming Signs Melee Player HugS!
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Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player and avid Samus main Hugo "HugS" was recently signed by Selfless Gaming. Selfless is the same organization that signed other professional Melee player, Joey "Selfless | Lucky" Aldama.
RisingVexx Reintroduces 'The Stun Jacket' Glitch
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Earlier today, player and YouTuber Vincent "RisingVeXx" Rosciano uploaded a video explaining a glitch that was present in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and it is back in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U called "The Stun Jacket"
Backroom Pass: The Case for Olimar
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Last month, the Wii U Back Room (4BR) released their second official Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tier list; with many changes from the first version, the tier list had various controversial topics. One of them was Olimar’s placing, who had the second highest standard deviation among the votes.
Kamemushi Joins DetonatioN Gaming!
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Player Takuto "Kamemushi" Ono has just been signed by Japanese eSports team DetonatioN. This is followed by some top placings by the Mega Man main extraordinaire, including various 1st places at the Umebura tournament series, and a second place at EVO 2016 after defeating Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios.
New Team BOXR Signs Zhu!
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Earlier today, professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player Julian "Zhu" Zhu was signed by Team BOXR. And what is Team BOXR, you may be asking.
Last Stock Legends: Wombo Combo, the Combo That Revolutionized the Melee Nation
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"Happy feet, Wombo Combo". Maybe one of the most famous sentences in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It belongs to the narration of the match between Julian "Zhu" Zhu teamed with Joey "Lucky" Aldama and Mitchell "Tang" Tang teamed with Jeff "Silent Spectre" Leung.
The Big House 6 Compendium is Open!
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The Big House 6 not only opened up recently its nominations, it also has just opened its compendium. This tournament's compendium includes many goodies you can get, and slo help some nominees make it to The Big House 6!
Weekend Watchlist #51: From Work to Syndicate
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It's Friday, and as with any other Friday, it's Weekend Watchlist time!

This week, our featured tournament is Syndicate, Europe's most awaited tournament this month, so we might as well jump right into it!