Michael "SuperCres" Ashby

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Michael "SuperCres" Ashby
The Smash Stick Kickstarter is Live!
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Over the last few years, the Smash community has seen the rise and fall of both the SmashBox and Boxx controllers, but recently a new type of controller has entered the fray - the Smash Stick.
New Melee Tech: The Bomb Rocket
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Jospeh "Savestate" El-Khouri, renowned Link main and lab monster, recently shared some new Melee tech on twitter. The technique, which he calls "The Bomb Rocket," can be done on command and sends Link skyward extremely quickly, opening the door for some unique punishes.
The Big House 8: Melee Top 8 Results and Recap
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One of the largest, and few remaining, majors of the year is over. The Big House 8 concluded on Sunday with it's fair share of upsets and legendary sets. Let's dive into the results from the tournament and go over some of the "must watch" sets of top 8.
Editorial: Let’s Talk About Nightmare
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Nightmare, a Canadian Super Smash Bros. Melee player and Marth main, recently came under fire after it was revealed he was convicted of "sexual interference" due to a sexual relationship he had with a minor. This information came to be public knowledge after one of his supporters, and friend, finally let slip on stream that previous allegations against Nightmare were indeed true. Let's talk about how this situation reflects on the scene, the task force, and the future of Melee.
Shine 2018: Sunday Recap
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If you didn't watch Shine 2018 when it was streamed live, don't worry! We have you covered with an in-depth, game-by-game recap of the entire top 8, complete with links to spoiler free vods and background on the significance of each win/loss.
Hungrybox Injured Before EVO Weekend
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Hungrybox announced recently that he suffered a wrist and arm injury earlier this week. What effect will this have on Evo and the race for the number #1 spot in 2018?
The MPGR Summer Rankings Come to a Close
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With the Melee Panda Global Rankings coming to a close, the complete list of the top 50 competitors in Super Smash Bros. Melee is here!
The Melee Panda Global Rankings Are Here
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The 50-41 rankings have been released by the new Melee Panda Global Rankings team! Find out if your favorite players made the cut and when the rest of the rankings will be released.
What's Next for Icons' Monetization
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Less than a week after Icons: Combat Arena entered early access on Steam, common criticisms have started to rise to the forefront of the game’s discussion. While the game is currently under development and is still a ways away from being a final product, most of the game’s criticism has centered on something other than game’s current fast but unpolished build — its monetization system. Wavedash Games has responded to this criticism with plans to restructure character unlocks and in-game currency with a stronger focus on what new players will experience picking up the game for the very first time.
The Even Bigger Balc: Long Live the Kong
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This past weekend we saw the return of one of the greatest Project M tournament series since its development shut down, the Bigger Balc series. With 427 attendees, the tournament marked a new high for the ambitious Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod, and the tournament itself was even streamed on Twitch, a task many other PM tournaments have shied away from in recent years. While the organization and attention the tournament received definitely made a statement on their own, the results had a lot to say as well.
PGStats Announces New Melee Ranking System
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Panda Global Stats (PGStats) announced on Twitter that they will be taking charge of the Super Smash Bros. Melee ranking system. Working alongside the Melee It On Me (MIOM) team, they are set to produce the next top 50 ranking through a series of published articles, the first of which is set to be released on July 23rd. Melee rankings will continue to be released twice a year.
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