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Samox's Metagame to Premiere on Twitch December 11 - 13
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After more than 5 years of production and a successful Kickstarter, Travis 'Samox' Beauchamp and Metagame Documentary LLC have revealed the premiere details of the eight-part series followup.
The Big House Online Canceled After Cease & Desist from Nintendo
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After moving online due to safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's iteration of The Big House has been canceled entirely due to a cease & desist order from Nintendo.
The Party Ball: What Is It and Why Is It Here?
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Let’s explore the origins of item commonly known as the Party Ball! Bring your party hat and let’s dive in!
Do We Still Need IRL Melee Tournaments?
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New technology has opened the door for Melee tournaments to occur entirely online. Join the discussion - should we adopt online tournaments? Do we still need IRL Melee tournaments?
Smash Stick Kickstarter
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Ever wanted an arcade stick to use on any Smash game? How about other games on your GameCube Wii, Switch, and N64? Alt Lab Controllers presents their newest arcade stick.
Tips to Make the Switch from Ultimate to Melee
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Has 4 months of quarantine and laggy online got you looking for something new? Are you interested in trying out the older brother in the Smash franchise now that it's gotten a Netplay upgrade? Well, here's a few tips and tricks that'll help you make the switch!
Project Slippi Update Could Usher in a New Era of Melee
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The update boasts integrated matchmaking, automatic updates, replays, and the pièce de résistance—rollback netcode
Smash Stands in Solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement
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Smash figureheads across the board have been declaring that Black lives matter, organizing charity tournaments, and holding fundraisers.
The Beauty of Hyrule Temple
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Smash has tons of great stages but none are more iconic than the stage, Temple. This The Legend of Zelda stage has stood the test of time and has remained a very popular and loved stage by Smash fans.
Alt Lab Controllers Releases Melee Tech Skill Tutorial for Smash Stick
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With their upcoming launch in June 2020, Alt Lab Controllers has released the first in their series of tutorial videos for the Smash Stick, this one focusing on advanced techniques in Melee.
Flight Patterns: A Small Corner in the Smash Universe
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An emo band? That wrote a song referencing to a Melee event in the title? It's more likely than you'd think. This small story has a few twists and turns.
The Panda Global Rankings have been Frozen
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Recently, the official PGStats twitter account announced that the Tournament Tiering System and Panda Global Rankings will be frozen. This decision applies to both the PGRU (Smash Ultimate) and MPGR (Melee) due to how unsafe travel currently is.
Apex Revival Announced for November 2020
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On March 1st, 2020, it was announced that the Apex tournament series will be revived with Apex 2020. Per the announcement, the event is under new management
VGBootcamp Announces the Smash World Tour
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VGBootcamp just made quite possibly the biggest move the Smash community has ever seen.
Are small tournaments financially viable? - Interviewing Zagnes
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Can small local Smash tournaments stay afloat? How do they do it? Would we be better off with Nintendo sponsoring the scene? I sat down with Zagnes, a small Melee TO, to ask him these questions and many more!
Is 1-stock Smash the Future?
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Death, taxes, Super Smash Bros. ruleset overhauls: the constants of life. While there is often talk of making sweeping changes to the rules of a Smash game, relatively few see use in tournament play, much less widespread adoption. Examples of “successful” ruleset changes in Melee recently include wobbling bans and ledgegrab limits. Both have seen regional adoption, which is better than a 6 minute timer or frozen Pokémon Stadium, for example, have ever done.
2019 Fall PGRU and MPGR Announced
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The Panda Global Rankings for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate and Melee will begin their reveals starting on January 13th.
UnclePunch Releases MultiMod Launcher for Melee
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With every new decade comes a new way to play Melee. This time, it’s “UnclePunch”’s MultiMod Launcher!
The History of Captain Falcon in Competitive Super Smash Bros
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Ever wonder what a character was like in competitive Smash Bros? How about Captain Falcon? Join Vish and False Swipe Gaming as they answer everything about him in competitive Smash - from the yearly years on 64 and Melee up until the present day.
The Big House 9: Melee and Ultimate Top 8 Recap
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The Big House 9 boasted a massive 1,017 entrants in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate singles and 909 in Super Smash Bros. Melee singles. With so many players at the famous event, it showed us some of the best gameplay Ultimate and Melee have to offer.
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