A. "Xiivi" Brando Corsaro

Smashboards Director Of Staffing
A. "Xiivi" Brando Corsaro
Melee: The New England Invitational Finals
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Today is the final day for The New England Invitational streaming on Twitch at BigBlueES and featuring top players from the region in a Smash Summit style event. The bracket can be found here and features top players such as Slox, Mafia, Zoso, and Crush.

Catch the full schedule for today below:

Stateside Smash Wii U: TGC 8, 2GGT: Mexico Saga, Midwest Mayhem 3, and Sante Fe Smash Fiesta 2
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Looking for where the top players are Smashing this weekend? Check out some of the biggest events for Wii U in the United States happening today!


Texas Gaming Championship 8
- Houston, TX: Featuring Vinnie, Megafox, Trela and more on FireNationSmash
Midwest Mayhem 3 - Chicago, IL: Featuring ESAM, MVD, False and more...
Tournament Preview: Avalon U-IV ft. iStudying, S1-14 and more
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Catch one of Europe's premiere Wii U events with Avalon U-IV happening now in the Netherlands. The tournament is a precursor for Syndicate 2016 this fall. Being streamed on BYOC the tournament features top talent from the Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom including iStudying, S1-14, Badr, Eddy, Longouw, and Ho.



Follow the brackets as they are updated here for teams and here for singles!
SmashEurope Melee Top 20 Ranking for Spring 2016 Concludes
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The Spring 2016 Top 20 Melee Ranking done by Smash Europe has concluded. While some of the top placements might not come as a surprise to many overseas, the ranking does provide valuable insight on those players who are bubbling under. Sweden keeps a firm hold on the top ranks with @Armada and @leffen ranking at number one and two respectively. Below them are frequent travelers to the US: @-Ice- and @Professor Pro. The remainder of the Top 10 includes strong shows from Amsah, Zgetto, Android and more.



The rankings go into detail on notable tournament finishes as well as pivotal sets between the European powerhouses. Catch a full listing of the articles on SmashEurope to find out how Europe stacks up...
SmashEurope Launches Melee Top 20 Ranking for Spring 2016
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As more major events pop up in Europe such as Dreamhack Winter and with more European talent traveling to majors both within and outside of Europe, SmashEurope has been able to create a Top 20 ranking of this talent based on these results. The ranking takes players from a shortlist of those who placed either Top 24 at Heir II the Throne, Top 16 at Helix, or Top 32 at either Dreamhack or B.E.A.S.T. 6. With a panel of over twenty representatives from throughout Europe the ranking was able to become a reality.


The ranking has begun with the bottom quarter of the list including talent such as Mahie from France and Geeky Goon Squad's Beat from Sweden. To see the list so far, make sure to check out the full article on SmashEurope!
SmashBoards Applications & Moving Forward in 2016
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2015 has been a great year for the Smash community and Smashboards with progress being made on multiple fronts. If you haven't read it yet, please check out the SmashBoards Year End Update for the full scoop. As the site moves forward in 2016 a hard look has been taken into reshaping the structure of staffing on the website. With new features comes new responsibilities which requires time and effort from the community. The site will now offer applications for volunteers to help the site and the community.
SmashBoards Team Positions
One of the biggest changes in site structure is the expansion of various project teams on the site. In the past responsibilities were mostly left to...
Official 2015 Melee Tier List & Community Lists Released
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Over the past few years top players have pushed the metagame for Melee to new heights. As new techniques have been discovered and old techniques have been perfected and applied more consistently; match-ups have been taken into new directions and the dominant characters have changed. Smashboards polled played ranked in the Top 40 of either the Smashboards or MeleeItOnMe rankings during 2015 and complied the data to create the next official update to the tier list for Super Smash Bros Melee. The previous release can be found here for reference.


Official 2015 Melee Tier List

Top
SS
:foxmelee:
S :falcomelee: :marthmelee: :sheikmelee:

High
A :jigglypuffmelee::peachmelee:

B...
Smash Back Room Launched for Wii U Version
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Smashboards is proud to announce that the Smash Back Room has officially been launched for Smash Wii U. In the past Smash Back Rooms have existed for Smash 64, Melee, and Brawl. These rooms have served the purpose of centralizing and organizing leadership within the community in order to come together for projects such as tier lists and match-up charts. Players, organizers, content creators and theorists have all come together in the past to push the scene forward through a collaborate outlet. In addition to providing the medium, Smashboards will also be providing the group with a monetary budget to allow the group to have more ability to see projects through.
Smash Connect Launched on Smashboards
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Today Smashboards is launching a new medium for interacting with your fellow smashers: Smash Connect. In addition to talented players the Smash community is filled with talented artists and technically proficient individuals. Until this point there has not been an easily accessible method for these creative people to promote their work. Smash Connect now offers various sections that allow this.
The Big House 5: In A Nutshell
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The Big House 5 is one for the history books. Bolstering record attendance and a slew of events the event had set the stage for an amazing weekend of Super Smash Bros. With multiple top streamers, support from a variety of organizations and a grassroots compendium, and top tournament organizer talent all that was needed to deliver the perfect event was there: And it delivered. In the event preview the scope of the tournament and what to look at going forward was lined out. We've also had a quick glance at the results for Wii U and for Melee. Now it's time to look towards the future as The Big House 5 gets written into the history books as one of the pivotal moments in the Smash community...
Event Preview: The Big House 5
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On October 3rd Smash Bros. players from across the globe will travel to Dearborn, Michigan for one of the biggest events in the history of the scene. Registration is closed; and all-in-all the numbers don't lie. Over 2,000 attendees have registered for the event. With Melee clocking in at whopping 1,300+ entrants in singles and 500+ for the corresponding Wii U singles. To help put that in perspective: those numbers make this event the second largest Melee tournament of all time (only trailing EVO 2015) and as one of the five largest Wii U turnouts so far in the game's young lifespan. In a scene making a successful transition into the eSports realm, TBH5 took a rigorous grassroots approach to build the event up from the ground up.


The Big House series, organized by UMSmash and longtime tournament organizer Robin Harn (@Juggleguy), has seen growth in...
Introducing: Weekly Top 5 Smash Shorts
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Familiar with Omni's Smash Bros content on youtube? The channel has recently launched a series feature all about user-generated content! Smashboards will now feature the Weekly Top 5 Smash Shorts series into its weekly Smash News rotation. What is a Smash Short? As the name suggests, it's a quick moment or series of events in Smash that is so good that you have to share it with someone. And we're giving you (yes, you) the opportunity to share those moments for a chance to be selected as one of the Top 5.


Check the links below to learn how you can submit your content right here on Smashboards...
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