Super Smash Bros. Melee

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.
The Big House 9: Wobbling Banned & Ledge Grab Limit
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The Big House 9's TO has recently came out with the ruleset for Melee, featuring a wobbling ban, a ledge grab limit of 60, and Smash 64 making a return?! Read more about it here!
2019 PGRU and MPGR Reveals Begin
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After nail-biting seasons for the two most popular titles in Smash history, it’s finally time—PGstats and Red Bull proudly present the first official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate rank and Summer 2019’s Melee Panda Global Rankings! Over the next two weeks, the rankings' team will reveal who they’ve determined are the current top 50 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Melee players in the world.
Wizzrobe Signs with Team Envy
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On Wednesday, June 26th, Justin “Wizzrobe” Hallett announced that he would no longer be Super Smash Bros. Melee’s far-and-away best unsponsored player.
How to Watch Smash Summit 8
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The long-awaited Super Smash Bros. Melee invitational, Smash Summit 8, began on June 13th, 2019 and will continue until June 16th, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The main draw of the event is that it features many famous players in both casual and competitive settings.
Crabbageddon: What did it cost?
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One month ago, at Pound 2019, professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player Juan "Hungrybox" DeBiedma was assaulted by a crab. Here at Smashboards, we consulted some experts and wanted to go one step further: How much did this Crab cost?
The NTSC vs PAL Debate: What You Need To Know
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Super Smash Bros. Melee was released in North America and Japan for the 2001 holiday season, while it didn’t hit European and Australian shelves until May 2002. What was Nintendo doing in this intervening time, and why is this relevant today? Here are some things you might not know about how some of Nintendo’s choices around Melee’s release still affect the game today.
How to Watch Full Bloom 5
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Full Boom 5 is right around the corner, the action starts on March 23rd, 2019 at Indiana University Bloomington and ends the following day on the 24th.
The Wobbling Ban: What You Need To Know
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There’s been a lot of discussion recently about Ice Climbers’ place within Super Smash Bros. Melee. After Daniel “ChuDat” Rodriguez’s meteoric rise to 11th place on the 2017 SSBMRank and a similar climb from Bananas this year to 19th, Ice Climbers have rarely in Melee’s history been more prominent in the metagame. But with this prominence comes community discussion. Here’s what you need to know about the current wobbling ban discussion.
Evolution 2019 Lineup Announced, Smash Ultimate Makes Main Stage
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The Evolution Championship Series, or EVO, announced its main lineup for its 2019 tournament in Las Vegas occuring this August.
Don’t Park on the Grass: Top 8 Recap & Results
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Don't Park On the Grass 2018 was the definition of a must-see tournament. It was one last tournaments to round out the MPGR 2018 ranking period, one of the first Smash Bros. Ultimate majors, and one spectacle of a Rivals of Aether tournament. Join the Smashboards writing team as we recount the action and examine the results of one of the best tournaments of 2018.
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.
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