Marc

SmashEurope Writer & Editor
Marc
Official 4BR Smash for Wii U Tier List Followup
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Earlier this month, the 4BR released the first official tier list for Smash Bros. for Wii U. This time, we want to address some frequently asked questions and dive a little deeper into the results.
First Official 4BR Smash for Wii U Tier List
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It is common for fighting game communities to create a tier list for their game as a source of reference and debate regarding the tournament viability of the cast. The Smash scene is no exception to this, and all games in the series have had a tier list posted to SmashBoards. More often than not, the website itself was instrumental to the creation of these lists, mainly through projects organized by the so-called Smash Back Room for each respective game.

Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS finds itself in the unique position of receiving patches, DLC characters and stages for more than a year after release, with two more characters still forthcoming. As a result of this, it made sense to hold off on tier list discussion until a period of relative stability came along. The current patch (1.1.3) left the majority of the cast relatively untouched and had Genesis 3 as a major showcase, so we chose this build as a foundation. With the recent...
Hypespotting V (UK) - Melee/Sm4sh
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The UK has one of the largest Smash scenes in Europe and, though it has seen periods of relative isolation, has always provided the international competition with fierce challengers in various Smash titles. This started back when American Melee player The Doug lived in the UK and was one of the best in Europe, before passing the torch to household names like Fuzzyness and Professor Pro. Over the years, the British scene expanded into Brawl, Project M and Smash 4 and to this day features both mixed and dedicated events that draw in local and foreign attendance. Some of their moments of glory in 2015 were Professor Pro's win over Hungrybox and J.Miller's victory at BEAST V.

Hypespotting V

Although many people immediately think of the strong London scene when it comes to the UK, there are competitive players all over...
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