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Nintendo Shuts Down Collegiate Smash Ultimate League
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Right as it seemed that the Sephiroth reveal might have the side effect of offsetting the outrage caused by Nintendo's stifling of the Smash community, they went ahead and did it again. It was recently announced that Nintendo has shut down a collegiate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate league that was set to run during the upcoming Spring semester.
Melee It On Me and Beyond the Summit Announce 5 Days of Melee
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On December 6th, Melee it On Me and Beyond the Summit announced 5 Days of Melee, a five-day stream event celebrating the Melee community and raising money for Direct Relief.
Nintendo Cancels Livestreams for Splatoon 2 North American Open
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Nintendo apparently cancels livestreams for the upcoming Splatoon 2 North American Open. This comes on the heels of the cancellation of the Big House and the #SaveSmash and #FreeMelee movements. According to sources, over 30% of the participants had handles supporting these movements.
#SaveSmash, The Smash Community and Nintendo
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Shortly after The Big House’s cancellation, the hashtag #FreeMelee caught on. A few days later, an anonymous twitlonger was published and spawned massive outrage. As a result, #SaveSmash joined #FreeMelee as a popular hashtag. Why did this twitlonger spark such emotion? It alleges that Nintendo has been harming the Smash community.
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.
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 Ultimate to Receive Tournament Event Featuring Smash 4 Newcomers
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Although you probably won't be getting instantly killed by Diddy Kong or Bayonetta in the latest Smash Ultimate online tournament event, you WILL be seeing all of the characters that made their debut in Smash 4. Learn more about the new online tournament event here!
EVO Online Has Been Cancelled Following Sexual Abuse Allegations
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A multitude of very serious allegations in the FGC has led to the cancellation of EVO Online. Learn more about everything that has unfolded here.
Captain Kidd Hosts Largest Amiibo Tournament in History
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The largest amiibo tournament in history goes down on Saturday, courtesy of Captain Kidd!
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 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North American Online Open May 2020 is Coming Soon!
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Nintendo recently announced and opened up registration for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North American Online Open May 2020!
EVO Online Revealed
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EVO 2020 is officially gone and from its ashes comes EVO Online. Learn more about the first online hosted EVO tournament here!
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!
EVO 2020 Lineup Announced
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Joey Cuellar and Mike Ross announced this year's EVO lineup, featuring some shocking omissions and an astounding throwback.
Smash Ultimate Has A New Tournament Qualifier Mode
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On January 30th, 2020, the official Japanese Super Smash Bros. Twitter account announced a new online tournament qualifier mode for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Registration for Evo Japan 2020 Skyrockets As Ultimate Is Announced As Main Title
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Attendance numbers ballooned dramatically for Evo Japan 2020 following the announcement that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would not only join the event lineup, but would be the event’s headlining title.
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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