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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.
Making Your Mark with Rivals of Aether
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The new Make Your Mark series will award winners with the ability to create a unique character skin with the Rivals of Aether game developers.
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.
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.
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.
Genesis 3 Partners With Nintendo!
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In an exciting announcement, Genesis 3 has partnered with Nintendo for this historic tournament! Announced earlier today on Twitter, this brings a new level of prestige to an already incredible tournament.
Super Smash Bros. Wins "Favorite Video Game" Award at the People's Choice Awards 2015!
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Last night, the 42nd People's Choice Awards took place in Los Angeles, California at the Microsoft Theatre on CBS. Although most of the awards were about television and movies, there was an award for the people's "Favorite Video Game". In the end, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U won the award over Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto V, Batman: Arkham Knight, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Congratulations to Nintendo and the Smash Bros. team, and thank you to all Smashers who voted for Smash Bros.!
SmashBoards Year End Update - 2015 had over $980,000 in Tournament Prizes
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With 2015 behind us and Genesis 3 right around the corner, let's take this time to recap all things Smash and Smashboards in 2015. Check here to see the recap from 2014. This offers a glimpse of the size of the Smash community with some data that has never before been publicly released. If you enjoy the site, there is no better time than now to check out our Premium membership benefits.
Void Signed By 2GG!
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Another player has been sponsored as VoiD is signed by 2GG! Originally from Hawaii, VoiD is currently ranked 2nd on the SoCal Power Rankings and has placed well at many large events including 2nd place finished at iBUYPOWER and TGC 5.
WiiBrawlin Sponsors Joaco!
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WiiBrawlin is a new community hub "preservation and revival of competitive Super Smash Brothers Brawl." Today they have announced in their efforts to do so that they will be sponsoring Joaquín 'Joaco' Muñoz!

This player from Buenos Ares, Arengtina has taken sets off of players like NickRiddle, Seibrik, ANTi, and even TSM ZeRo (who was his old training partner) in Brawl and have over 20 top 5 Brawl placements to his name. On top of this he's also the second best Smash 4 player in Brazil.
Sol Signs with Noble eSports!
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Sol, the fan favorite Little Mac main, now has a new sponsor! On December 31st, 2015, Noble eSports, a high professional eSports organization, announced that Sol would be their first Smash Bros. pro.
Maverick Signed By True Ambition!
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Another Smash 4 player has been signed in eSports today with @M@v now being a part of True Ambition! Mav is currently power ranked as number one in the Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) power rankings and is a member of the Smash 4 Backroom here on Smashboards and regularly places high in events locally as well as in Ohio.
SFAT Signed By Counter Logic Gaming!
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After a small tease by SFAT and PewPewU, Counter Logic Game officially announced that SFAT would be joining there team on twitter. SFAT is currently ranked number two in NorCal's power rankings and has impressive placements such as CEO 2015 (9th), Evo 2015 (17th), HTC Throwdown (7th), and The Big House 5 (7th). This also means that one of the most famous teams of Melee, 'PewFat', will now be under the banner of CLG!
Smash 4 Final Video Presentation Recap
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As Sakurai set to close the curtains on Smash 4, our excitements could not be contained. Whistles blew on hype trains across the world as Smash fans settled in for what was to be the final video presentation for Smash 4. We got many amazing announcement that are sure to entice. For those who have yet to watch the direct this is the final warning before we get to spoilers, so turn around now or learn what Smash 4 still has in store!
[Source Gaming] Join us for the Final Smash Broadcast!
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In collaboration with Smash Weekly, Source Gaming will be hosting SourceCast #6, LIVE! The show will begin an hour before the Final Smash Broadcast. The pre-show will be spoiler free (please be careful of the chat), so for people avoiding the recent data mining leaks will not have to worry about that.
[Source Gaming] Sakurai Talks Fire Emblem in Smash, End of DLC
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Source Gaming has translated a new interview with Smash series creator, Masahiro Sakurai. The translation was led by soma. This interview comes from the Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Book which was released in Japan a couple of weeks ago.

In it, Sakurai discusses Marth's potential inclusion in Smash 64 and how he's approached Fire Emblem in Smash. There's a lot of interesting tidbits in this interview!

For example, Sakurai discusses his approach to Roy's design in Melee.

Interviewer: The direction the character was going in changed two or three times, and his outfit was also changed three times—or so I’ve heard.

Sakurai: When I first heard a description of Roy’s character, I felt he was a bit more energetic, had a bit more strength inside of him. So, in comparison to Marth, whose sword is stronger at the...
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

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:foxmelee:
S :falcomelee: :marthmelee: :sheikmelee:

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A :jigglypuffmelee::peachmelee:

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