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Sakurai Comments on Smash's Esport Status
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In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai was asked about his thoughts on Smash’s competitive scene and its status as an esport, as well as how he’s taking this into account while developing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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.
Showdown Battle Royale 3 Preview: One of the Midwest's Fastest-Growing Fighting Game Series
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The Showdown Battle Royale tournament series’ third iteration will run on July 14th and 15th at the Radisson Hotel in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Showdown Battle Royale has been one of the Midwest’s largest fighting game series since 2016, attracting competitors worldwide
An Exhaustive History of Pokémon Representation
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Pokémon has been heavily represented in Super Smash Bros. since the very beginning. In this article, we take a look at the history that these two franchises have shared and discuss briefly what that might mean in terms of a newcomer in Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Gaming's Infinity War
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Nintendo unveiled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at E3 2018 to glowing reception. A revised crosspost from The Odyssey Online, this takes a look at the success of Nintendo's marketing, including how they turned a once-hated concept of clones into the popular "echo fighters" branding.
A Clone by Any Other Name: The History Behind Echo Fighters
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In this article, we take a look at how the clone characters from past Super Smash Bros. games have evolved into Ultimate's Echo Fighters. Also, we discuss why the terms “clone character”and “echo fighter” are not entirely interchangeable.
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.
There's Just One Tiny Thing: Racist Behavior Plagues Area Surrounding CEO 2018's New Venue
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Reception for the tournament’s new venue has generally been overwhelmingly positive. Unfortunately, racist behavior displayed by several Daytona locals managed to ruin the air for many attendees.
Remembering the Sonic & Tails Hoax
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Long before the days of Brawl, Melee leaks existed. Of these Melee "leaks", the first one recorded was the Sonic & Tails hoax.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl: The Two Hidden Delays
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In this brief article, we take a look at an old piece of Smash history: the two delays that Brawl had, and how Nintendo kept fans satisfied despite these delays.
How to Watch CEO 2018
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This year’s CEO Fighting Game Championship is scheduled for June 29th-July 1st at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. Not only will it feature singles and doubles brackets for both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, there will also be a playable Super Smash Bros. Ultimate demo at the venue’s Nintendo booth.
Top Melee Player n0ne's Documentary Goes Live
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No Scope Media’s documentary about the world’s premier Super Smash Bros. Melee Captain Falcon-Ganondorf dual main, Edgard “n0ne” Sheleby, goes live today.
Twitter Conversation Leads to SonicFox Challenging ZeRo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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On June 17th 2018, Echo Fox's Dominique "SonicFox" McLean made a public challenge aimed at Team SoloMid's Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios, to face him in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational Results
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It’s what Super Smash Bros. lovers of all kinds had been waiting for: Nintendo’s now-named Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational, featuring top players from both the Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U scenes from across the globe.
Smash for Switch Most Wanted: Likely Picks
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With speculation abound for the new Smash game, we've taken the chance to ask several of our writers who they want the most out of the characters they think are likely.
Ice Climbers in the Melee Meta: Then and Now
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The Ice Climbers have gone from an unwieldy mid tier to a top tier threat in Melee, only to decline in recent years.
The Climax of Crews: How We Escalated to Civil War
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With the conclusion of 2GGaming’s grandest event to date, 2GGC: Civil War Saga has set the bar for any and all Super Smash Bros. events.
A Challenger Approaches: Episode 5
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In this episode of "A Challenger Approaches", I meet "Sinclair", a student forced to leave university due to the 2019 Hong Kong protests. Read on to learn about Sinclair's experience and about Hong Kong's historic struggle with its government.
Adam Carra Breaks Down Rivals Direct 2
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On April first, 2020, Dan Fornace, George Rogers and the rest of the Rivals of Aether team hosted their second Rivals Direct alongside content creator and former RCS Top 50 player Adam Carra. This presentation was part tongue-in-cheek send-up of Nintendo's own Nintendo Direct announcement streams and part genuine announcement of what's to come for Rivals.
PMRank 2019: The Edge of Glory
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Greetings one and all to the opening of the fourth annual ranking of Project M's top 50 players, PMRank 2019! We are very excited to begin unveiling this year's rankings, but first we want to acknowledge a couple players who very nearly missed out on a top 50 spot. These two players feature uncommon characters along with their uncommon skill, and we hope this taste of what's to come will only build greater expectations of the competitors on the horizon.

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Christopher “~CP9~” Williams grabbed national attention this year piloting the scarcely used and seldom understood Olimar to new heights. Currently residing in the MD/VA region, ~CP9~ has travelled to several marquee East Coast events such as Blacklisted 5, where he netted a win against Aidan of PMRank 2018 fame. Much of the rest of...
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