SXC2k15 - An Australian Major Feat. Nikes Earl, Waveguider, Kira, SA Nick, Redact, and More!
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It’s been a big year for Australian smash. BAM 7 in May featured some of the best Melee players in the world and had the first female winner of a major tournament. Perth and Sydney hosted new tournament series that were both won by out of state challengers. With all that having occurred in the last 11 months what better way to round off the year’s proceedings than with what could be one of the biggest and most important tournaments in Australian smash history, Adelaide’s SXC 2K15.
Pound 2016 Announced!
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Another Smash major is incoming! Just announced on the VGBootCamp Stream on April 2nd through 3rd Pound 2016 will take place! The tournament will have events for Smash 64, Melee, Smash 4, and will take place at the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson's Corner. The event will be streamed by VGBootCamp and is set to have some special spectacles including...
Rivals of Aether – Patch 0.0.8 Overview: The Storm Arrives
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Dan Fornace's upcoming game, Rivals of Aether, has been in Early Access for a few months now. The game, appearing on Xbox One and PC, has drawn quite some attention for it’s Smash Bros styled gameplay, with interesting twists to the formula. So far, the roster has contained six characters; Zetterburn, Orcane, Wrastor, Kragg, Forsburn and Maypul. However, the update today adds many new things and changes to the game, including the 7th fighter and first “secret” character, Absa! This article will feature some of the big changes that landed today. Without further ado, it’s time to look at the major changes to Rivals!

Absa: The Storm Architect

Absa appears as the second character representing the element of air alongside...
My Smash Corner: Lagless Ledge Get-Up in Smash 4
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MySmashCorner's latest youtube video covers a technique he discovered early in the 3DS version of Smash 4, but could not reliably recreate until just recently--the ability to get up from the ledge without lag, letting the player act as soon as they are back on stage. In the video, he gives instructions on how to execute this new tech, and lists what known characters can take advantage of it, and on what stages.
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.
RF7 SK92 Signed By Royal Flush!
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People headed to Las Vegas would love to see a royal flush at the the poker tables. Well this Vegas Smash 4 player got a royal flush but in a very different way. Kyle "RF7 SK92" King has been signed by eSports team Royal Flush! For those who do not know, RF& SK92 is the number one power ranked Melee player in Las Vegas playing as Falco and previously placed 8th place at the original GENESIS, 7th at EVO 2009, and 2nd at DVDA 8.
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.
Cloud Strife Announced For Smash 4!
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When the first Nintendo Direct was announced since the passing of Satoru Iwata Nintendo fans were excited. Then Sakurai himself retweeted the direct and the website movie list for Smash broke (something that has happened before other DLC videos released). Well Smash fans the hype was very real as we got a brand new character coming to Smash: Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy 7!
SmashG0D Signed By Haven eSports!
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Haven eSports has been busy signing players! They recently added Mister Eric and DC as well as AceStarThe3rd to their roster but now a new player has joined their ranks. SmashG0D has been a solid competitior in all games having mained Fox in Smash 64, Marth in Melee, Samus in Brawl, and uses Rosalina and Luma alongside Kirby in Smash for Wii U. While he is very strong in the other series, he has been signed onto Have eSports specifically for his Melee talents!
Nintendo Direct Announced!
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We may finally have some incoming Smash news as a new Nintendo direct has been announced! This will be the first Nintendo Direct since its hiatus with the passing of Satoru Iwata so it will be interesting to see how the presentation differs from before. The main subject of the direct is vague simply stating "updates on upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS releases"...
Smash 64 Needs Readers' Help To Make History
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With Genesis a little over two months away, time is ticking to put together funds for travel and accommodations. The Smash 64 community may be feeling this pressure the most out of the entire Smash umbrella, as it hopes to make history with unprecedented international attendance.

After Apex 2015 and Super Smash Con achieved record registration numbers, Genesis 3 is hopeful to raise the bar even higher. With the return of Isai after a two year hiatus, as well as dominant players like SuPeRbOoMfAn, KeroKeroppi, Jaime, Fireblaster, and Wizzrobe confirmed attending, Genesis 3 is looking to be the most stacked tournament in recent memory.

Speaking of which, attendees should definitely join Smash 64 singles!

Not known to many Smashers outside of the close-knit 64 community, the game has its own legendary folklore of "Gods", whom are scattered around the globe: Japan, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Australia...
Super Smash Bros. Nominated For People's Choice Awards - Go Vote!
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The People's Choice Awards has been broadcast on CBS since its first show in 1975. The concept of the show is to allow the American people to vote on things like favorite television shows, movies, musics, and more in general categories. This year for the 42nd edition of the show a new category has been added for favorite video game. Super Smash Bros has been nominated along with several other titles to win a People's Choice Award for 2016!
Myran, Feel Tension, Lyric, And Seagull Joe Signed By Arcane eSports!
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In announcements spanning the last few days, eSports organization Arcane eSports has signed four Smash players onto their team: Myran, Lyric, Feel Tension, and Seagull Joe. "The Smash scene as a whole is an amazing community full of passionate and willing players and it is my honor to represent them as the Super Smash Bros. Melee player of Arcane eSports." said Lyric. "I'm looking forward to this extraordinary journey with you all."
Angel Cortes Signed By Astral Authority
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It's time to get exposed as Angel Cortes has been signed by Astral Authority! Angel Cortes, formerly known as iKon, was an Ice Climbers main in Brawl but is better known as a Diddy Kong player in Smash 4. Gaining notoriety after a now famous Twitlonger Post calling out many players he has gone on to take top placements at many tournaments including Super Smash Con and Nebulous Prime 1 at 5th and 9th at SKATAR 4. He is also currently ranked 5th on the New Jersey Smash 4 Power Rankings.
Smash Bros. Featured in the Guinness World Records!
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The Guinness World Records has been the world's largest collection of world records for over 50 years. In this year's Guinness World Records Gamer Edition, not one, but two Smash Bros. players have been featured for their achievements!
SuperGirlKels Signed By Team Detonate
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Another Smash player has been signed! Team Detonate announced yesterday night that SuperGirlKels would be joining their Smash team. She is a tournament organizer for the Uproar Tournament series in Canada and recently joined the ranks of Villyness for women to take a top five placement at a major tournament having gotten 4th at Canada Cup. She expressed excitement at joining the team.
Panda Global Signes Wobbles!
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Panda Global has been growing strong in Smash even though the team is so relatively new. Having only been around since June of 2015 they have already signed on names like Eric "ESAM" Kew, Jestise "MVD" Negron, Justin "Plup" McGrath, and Shane "SS" Bruce. Today they add a Smash player and commentator with an entire technique named after him. Panda Global has signed Robert "Wobbles" Wright!
Our Bud Spud Is Signed By Sin Gaming!
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Sin Gaming, which currently sponsors an Australian pro League of Legends team, will be extending its reach into the world of Smash for the first time to sign Spud! Spud became famous after being the highest placing Oceania Melee player at BAM7 as well as being the only Oceania player to take down an international guest. Does this mean we'll see more of Spud possibly at events in the United States? "We're currently negotiating with sponsors." Sin Gaming said on Twitter. "Very keen to make it possible."
NAKAT Joins Counter Logic Gaming
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Smash 4 has been seeing lots of major sponsorships recently. With ZeRo joining Team SoloMid and Nairo joining Team Liquid, it would only make sense for fan favorite NAKAT to join the ranks of Counter Logic Gaming. This is CLG's first venture in Smash 4 after welcoming PewPewU to the team earlier this year for Melee. Here is what CLG has to say from the official press release:

"CLG is proud to announce that Tyrell "NAKAT" Coleman is joining the team as it's first Smash 4 player! NAKAT has been an avid Smash player since Melee, and really stepped into the competitive scene with Brawl. He has won multiple tournaments in Brawl and Smash 4, and has consistently made top place finishes. He is widely considered one of the best Tristate players and can be seen playing his favorite characters such as Ness, Fox, and Pikachu. Don't get him started on the matchup between Ness and Rosalina!"

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Mister Eric and DC Signed By Haven eSports!
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Any readers that frequently watch the Xanadu streams each week will probably be familiar with Mister Eric. His strong R.O.B. play has caught the attention of Haven eSports and will now be playing for the organization! He joins DC who was also recently signed on for his commentary skills as Smash representatives on the team. They created a small highlight video to go along with Mister Eric's announcement, check it out!

To give them congratulations or keep up on their newly sponsored work be sure to follow Mister Eric and DC on Twitter. For future updates on Haven eSports be sure to...
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