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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!"

Be sure not to...
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...
New Apex Series Website Launched: Tournament Date Unannounced
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News has been released over the famous yet controversial tournament series: Apex. The tournament has launched its new website which contains general information, the new staff of the event, a history of the tournament series, but no official date for the tournament as of now. With the headlines of a "new team", "new approach", and "new ideas", it will be interesting to see how the series pans out in the coming weeks.


The new website is available for viewing...
VaBengal Signed By Momentum Gaming!
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The list of sponsored players in Smash just keeps growing. Remzi "VaBengal" Zayid has just been signed by Momentum Gaming! Now under the tag mMm | VaBengal, this software engineer and power ranked Zero Suit Samus main will be an excellent addition to the team. "The next step in my Smash journey begins!" he said on Twitter and he will be representing the team for the very first time at Xanadu tonight. Take a look at his skills and be sure to congratulate him on his new signing over on Twitter!

ChuDat Joins ROOT Gaming!
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Ice Climbers extraordinaire ChuDat is a player that has remained a strong force for a very long time. He became one of the best Melee players in the world in the game's early years and nearly singlehandedly developed the Ice Climbers metagame. He still is a force to be reckoned with in 2015, as demonstrated by his incredible run at EVO 2015 that netted him a top 8 placing. ChuDat is also became known for being a top Kirby player in Brawl and Project M.

After departing with Mortality eSports earlier this year, ChuDat was left without a sponsor, preventing him from traveling to tournaments as frequently as before.


Now, ChuDat has joined ROOT Gaming! ROOT Gaming are known for their presence in eSports such as Starcraft 2, Dota 2, and Hearthstone. Both ROOT Gaming and ChuDat are excited for what this sponsorship...
The Big House 5: In A Nutshell
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The Big House 5 is one for the history books. Bolstering record attendance and a slew of events the event had set the stage for an amazing weekend of Super Smash Bros. With multiple top streamers, support from a variety of organizations and a grassroots compendium, and top tournament organizer talent all that was needed to deliver the perfect event was there: And it delivered. In the event preview the scope of the tournament and what to look at going forward was lined out. We've also had a quick glance at the results for Wii U and for Melee. Now it's time to look towards the future as The Big House 5 gets written into the history books as one of the pivotal moments in the Smash community...
Additional Character and Stage Slots Have Been Discovered
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In April 2015, Shiny Quaqsire originally shook the fanbase when discovered, at that time, unused audio files for Ryu, Roy and Lucas as well as stage music for Dreamland 64. Shortly after making the audio discoveries, Shiny Quaqsire found unused database entries for both characters and stages in the 3DS version.

With the 1.1.1 update, the number of unused character and stage “slots” has been increased. As of writing, there are three unused character slots, and three unused stage slots. There is some speculation that one of the stage slots may have been intended for a port of the...
Event Preview: The Big House 5
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On October 3rd Smash Bros. players from across the globe will travel to Dearborn, Michigan for one of the biggest events in the history of the scene. Registration is closed; and all-in-all the numbers don't lie. Over 2,000 attendees have registered for the event. With Melee clocking in at whopping 1,300+ entrants in singles and 500+ for the corresponding Wii U singles. To help put that in perspective: those numbers make this event the second largest Melee tournament of all time (only trailing EVO 2015) and as one of the five largest Wii U turnouts so far in the game's young lifespan. In a scene making a successful transition into the eSports realm, TBH5 took a rigorous grassroots approach to build the event up from the ground up.


The Big House series, organized by UMSmash and longtime tournament organizer Robin Harn (@Juggleguy), has seen growth in...
New Content Approaching (September 30th)
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A new update has launched for both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Smash Bros! Both versions received two additional stages, and the next wave of Mii Fighter costumes. Below is a list that was originally posted by Nantendo on Source Gaming. Check out the full Smashboards patch note thread here!
Final Reminder for Club Nintendo Rewards
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Club Nintendo is essentially ending in less than 24 hours. Players in Europe, Australia or Japan must turn their points or stars by the end of the day or risk losing them forever.

Club Nintendo launched in October 2003, originally Japan only; has rewarded loyal fans of Nintendo with exclusive goods. Stars and points were collected by purchasing games or consoles and registering them with Nintendo. Surveys could also be filled out for some additional points. Merchandise such as posters, calendars, shirts and even games have been released through Club Nintendo over the years.

The rewards program is set to be replaced by a new cross platform system created in partnership with DeNa sometime in the future.

Europe...
KoreanDJ Parts With Team Liquid - Retires From Smash
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Team Liquid has announced that Daniel "KoreanDJ" Jung has decided to leave the team and retire from competitive Smash due to injuries. In the official announcement Victor "Nazgul" Goosens had only positive praise for KDJ and sadness that he would be leaving the team. "I have gotten to know him as a kind and smart guy, and what I have admired most about him is his insatiable drive and dedication to become good at what he loves. We bid farewell to a great friend and one of the most admired stories in Smash history, and he leaves behind a legacy that can be rivaled by so very few."

A Sample Of KDJ's Violin Playing Featured In The Official Announcement

This is what KDJ had to say on the subject. "It is with a heavy heart that I will be...
Introducing: Weekly Top 5 Smash Shorts
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Familiar with Omni's Smash Bros content on youtube? The channel has recently launched a series feature all about user-generated content! Smashboards will now feature the Weekly Top 5 Smash Shorts series into its weekly Smash News rotation. What is a Smash Short? As the name suggests, it's a quick moment or series of events in Smash that is so good that you have to share it with someone. And we're giving you (yes, you) the opportunity to share those moments for a chance to be selected as one of the Top 5.


Check the links below to learn how you can submit your content right here on Smashboards...
The Big House 5 and Gamers Outreach
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The following is a mirror copy of the original article by Juggleguy here, with his permission to re-post.

I’m very excited to announce that The Big House 5 is teaming up with Gamers Outreach, who will be the official charity partner of the event coming up October 2-4, 2015 in Dearborn, MI!

Gamers Outreach Foundation is a Michigan-based 501(c)(3) charity organization that provides therapy and recreation to children in hospitals using video games! One of their specific projects (piloted at Mott Children’s Hospital of Ann Arbor) includes building portable video game kiosks for kids hospitals who are in need of bedside activities. Having personally worked with the Gamers Outreach team before at Gamers for Giving earlier this year, I can say they are not only some of the best TOs...
Rivals of Aether On Steam Early Access - Key Giveaway!
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Wanting to get those hands on the new indie game Rivals of Aether but haven't been able to? Count those lucky stars because Rivals of Aether is now on Steam Early Access! More information can be found on the game's steam store.

Want the game but feeling a bit low on funds? Smashboards will be running a contest to give away two keys to download the game on Steam! The contest will end and winners be chosen after September 30th. Come support the website, the game's developer, and our Smashboards writers by entering.

Click here to get in on our special giveaway!

Rivals of Aether Early Access Trailer
Hopefully this gets fans of indie games and those who love Smash-like games excited...
Genesis 3 - Date and Venue Announced
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Just over a month ago, the return of the legendary Genesis tournament series was announced. Not much was known about the tournament except for that it would be a major international tournament in Northern California during the Winter of 2016, and that it would hold the The Melee Games finals.

Now, some new details have been revealed! Genesis 3 will take place from January 15th-17th, 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center. The San Jose Convention Center is 3.9 miles away from the local airport, and offers over 100,000 square feet of space.

Be sure to stay tuned to the Genesis 3 smash.gg page for future details, and check out the official teaser trailer.

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