Super Smash Bros. Melee

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.
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.
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