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Evolution 2018 Championship Sunday Recap
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The Evolution Championship Series, or Evo, has come and gone once again, delivering another great iteration of one of the world’s biggest and best fighting game tournaments with Evo 2018. This year, Super Smash Bros. Melee earned a spot on Championship Sunday and the main stage at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. While the whole of the weekend delivered on tough matches and surprising upsets, Championship Sunday was where most of the excitement came to a head. Here, we will go over the journeys taken throughout Top 8 and where each player ended up in the end.
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!
How to Watch EVO 2018
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The latest iteration of the Evolution Championship Series, or EVO for short, will be happening August 3rd-5th 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This gargantuan tournament features singles events for Smash staples Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U but will also host events for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Blazblue Cross Tag Battle.
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.
Golden Sun Illustrator Passes Away
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Hiroshi Kajiyama, the illustrator behind the Golden Sun and Shining Force franchise, has passed away.
Yooka-Laylee joins Brawlout Roster
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Yooka-Laylee join the Brawlout roster, making the cast of Brawlout 20 characters.
Viceroy Kicks Offers Challenge to Keitaro and Nakat to Win Acheivement-Style Shoes
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Viceroy Kicks, a brand running a Kickstarter for gaming-centric shoes, brought on two prominent names within the Smash community, Richard “Keitaro” King, Jr. and Tyrell “Nakat” Coleman, to help promote their brand by completing a challenge to win a pair of Viceroy Kicks for themselves.
Super Smash Blog Weekly Roundup: Small But Mighty Edition (7/15 - 7/19)
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Small Fighters, Yellow Devils, Eaten Snakes and more in this week's Super Smash Blog Roundup!
Ryu Becomes Morphenomenal
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After fighting Cloud, Sonic, and the ranks of Nintendo in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Smash Ultimate, Ryu once again shows that nothing is impossible by joining the Power Rangers in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update Adds ‘Breath of the Wild’ Link
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch receives its first ever DLC ('Breath of the Wild' Link) in patch 1.6.0.
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.
Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution Will be debuting in theaters in 2019
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According to Nintendo Everything, Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution will be debuting in theaters in 2019. This information comes from a brief teaser in the Japanese release of Pokemon The Movie: Everyone’s Story.
Super Smash Blog Weekly Roundup: Worlds Collide Edition (7/8 - 7/12)
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Legendary Lords, tail-surfing rodents and the union of the Blue Bomber and Blur. All this and more in this week's Super Smash Blog Roundup!
Roboticphish Releases Second Update on Harassment Task Force
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Back in April, prominent Smash community member Josh “Roboticphish” Kassel announced the creation of a Harassment Task Force. On the morning of July 12th, however, Roboticphish gave us a discouraging update.
Icons: Combat Arena Enters Early Access
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Roughly six months after entering closed beta, Icons is taking its next step towards release.
Release Date and Price announced for Inkling, Wolf, and Ridley amiibo
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The Nintendo Versus twitter has announced the first three amiibo in the Smash Ultimate lineup: Inkling, Wolf, and Ridley, along with a new price point and reprints of the original amiibo line.
Super Smash Bros. Blog Weekly Roundup: Catch Up Edition (6/12 - 7/5)
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In this article, we quickly go through the information posted on the Smash Bros. blog so far. This is the first edition of what will become a regular weekly series of articles recapping blog posts until the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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.
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