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Smash World Tour's Fifth Stop: A Look at Europe
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After one month, the Smash World Tour has reached one of the biggest regions in the world. After a nearly 2000 player bracket cut to just 32, the upcoming sets on Sunday morning promise to be some of the most unexpected yet. Tonight, we'll analyze those upcoming sets, as well as some interesting stats on Europe at this event!
Smash World Tour's Fourth Stop: A Look at South America
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Things heat up in the Smash World Tour. At over 500 attendees, the South American Qualifier is the biggest stop yet, and it features some of the best hidden talent Smash has to offer. Today, we'll take a look at South America.
Smash World Tour's Third Stop: A Look at Central America
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Two weeks after the Mexican Qualifier, the Smash World Tour is now holding the other half of its Central American Qualifier event. With eight spots on the line, who will make it? Today, we take a look at one of Smash's most significant pools of hidden bosses.
Smash World Tour's Next Stop: A Look at Oceania
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With the Smash World Tour's qualifiers in full swing, we come to Oceania - one of the fastest growing talent pools in the world. The event has already cut down to its Top 32, so today, we'll look at who made it, the regions at play, and what's at stake.
Evo Championship Series Acquired by Sony
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Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that they, alongside esports venture RTS, have acquired Evolution Championship Series, alongside its parent company Shoryuken. Evo co-founders Tom and Tony Cannon will still be involved in an advisory capacity.
The Smash World Tour's first stop: An Analysis of Mexico
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After one year, the Smash World Tour has returned - this time, starting online in Mexico. With Mexico as one of the most competitive regions in the world, we'll take a look at some of their regions and analyze how the event might go down!
The Smash World Tour is Back for 2021!
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The Smash World Tour Twitter account recently announced there will be a 2021 iteration of the international tournament series for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Melee!
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.
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