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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
Kirby: Star Allies' Wave 2 Launches on July 27th
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Nintendo announced that Kirby: Star Allies will get its summer update on July 27th, with Daroach, Dark Meta Knight, and Adeleine & Ribbon as playable dream friends.
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!
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