Super Smash Bros. Melee

The Smash Stick Kickstarter is Live!
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Over the last few years, the Smash community has seen the rise and fall of both the SmashBox and Boxx controllers, but recently a new type of controller has entered the fray - the Smash Stick.
How to Watch Smash Summit 7
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Smash Summit 7 is quickly approaching, it will occur from November 14th to the 18th taking place at the Summit Gaming House in Los Angeles, California and will feature not only the quality Super Smash Bros. Melee Singles we all love but also a variety of other events.
New Melee Tech: The Bomb Rocket
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Jospeh "Savestate" El-Khouri, renowned Link main and lab monster, recently shared some new Melee tech on twitter. The technique, which he calls "The Bomb Rocket," can be done on command and sends Link skyward extremely quickly, opening the door for some unique punishes.
The Big House 8: Melee Top 8 Results and Recap
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One of the largest, and few remaining, majors of the year is over. The Big House 8 concluded on Sunday with it's fair share of upsets and legendary sets. Let's dive into the results from the tournament and go over some of the "must watch" sets of top 8.
Frostbite 2019 and Full Bloom 5 Trailers Released
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Two trailers for the highly anticipated tournaments, Frostbite 2019 and Full Bloom 5, dropped on October 7th during The Big House 8. These trailers also brought about the news that registration for both events is now open!
How to Watch The Big House 8
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The Big House 8 is coming this October 5th-7th at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan and will feature both singles and doubles for Super Smash Bros. 64, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii-U, in addition to those games it’ll also have a playable Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Demo in the venue.
Editorial: Let’s Talk About Nightmare
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Nightmare, a Canadian Super Smash Bros. Melee player and Marth main, recently came under fire after it was revealed he was convicted of "sexual interference" due to a sexual relationship he had with a minor. This information came to be public knowledge after one of his supporters, and friend, finally let slip on stream that previous allegations against Nightmare were indeed true. Let's talk about how this situation reflects on the scene, the task force, and the future of Melee.
False Swipe Gaming Releases Video on Fox's Competitive History
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Fox McCloud from the Star Fox franchise made his Super Smash Bros. series début in the original Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64 and has had perfect attendance ever since, so it shouldn’t come as a shock that Fox has a rich competitive Smash history.
The Big House 8: Registration Closes Tonight
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The Big House 8, located in Detroit, MI will be closing its singles registration after today and doubles tomorrow. If you’re planning on taking part this is your last chance!
Smash Legend Armada Announces Retirement from Melee Singles
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Adam “Armada” Lindgren, one of Super Smash Bros. Melee’s reigning Five Gods and former #1 in the world, has just announced his official retirement from competitive Melee singles.
Local Player Profile: North Carolina's Savestate
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When someone told Savestate that he’d probably want to switch mains due to Link’s ranking, he became determined to prove them wrong. Seeing all of his character’s abilities ignited the self-proclaimed Link fanboy’s desire to become “the coolest Link main of all time.”
Shine 2018: Sunday Recap
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If you didn't watch Shine 2018 when it was streamed live, don't worry! We have you covered with an in-depth, game-by-game recap of the entire top 8, complete with links to spoiler free vods and background on the significance of each win/loss.
An Exhaustive History of Legend of Zelda Representation
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Back in March of 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took the gaming world by storm, heralding the era of Nintendo Switch. Now, the Switch is set to get its biggest game yet in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The Legend of Zelda is one of the few enduring franchises that’s been on every Nintendo platform short of the Virtual Boy, and as you might expect, it’s been an important part of the Super Smash Bros. series since the beginning. Let’s take a look at how the Zelda series has been represented in Smash, from the N64 era to the modern day.
eSports Ecosystem Sponsors Duck
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On August 23rd, 2018, eSports Ecosystem announced that they are sponsoring top Super Smash Bros. Melee player and prolific Samus main, James “Duck” Ma.
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.
Appreciate Non-Playable Characters Roles in Smash
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While playable characters are considered the hallmark of the Super Smash Bros. series, non-playable roles can be just as exciting.
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.
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