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Smash at EVO 2019 Recap
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Missed Melee's Top 3 and Ultimate's Top 8 at EVO? We've got you covered for a recap.
Smashboards Update - Policy Revisions & Forum Restructuring
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Several staff members have been hard at work refining our policies. Some of these changes include: properly updating to accommodate various rising laws about privacy rights, better establish Smashboards as a welcoming and inclusive space, and reforming our forum rules. We now have several updated and brand new Help Pages.
EVO Announcements Round-Up
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A lot of games and DLC had announcements at EVO - One could even say that EVO is the E3 for fighting games. What all was announced? What if we told you there's a new Guilty Gear? Look no further to find out.
The Hero Discussion – To Ban or Not to Ban?
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Should Hero be banned from competitive tournaments for too much RNG?
EVO Pools Analysis - Smash Ultimate's Biggest Event (Part 2)
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After an in depth look at Day 1, I'm here to present Day 2 of EVO Pools Analysis! As with the last article, this will be covering projected Round 3 Pools of EVO 2019. EVO 2019 is Smash Ultimate's biggest event - and plenty of players stand to make big plays that could define their careers.
How To Watch EVO 2019
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The biggest fighting game tournament of the year AND the biggest Smash tournament of all time this year is happening at EVO 2019! If you're unsure about times and where to watch it this year, here's our guide to help!
EVO Pools Analysis - Smash Ultimate's Biggest Event (Part 1)
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EVO has historically been the largest tournament series for Smash Brothers. This year, it's larger than ever - at over 3,500 attendees. With the sheer number of people going, I thought it'd be a good idea to take a deep look at projected pools and see how well players fare. With eight Round 3 Pools, I'll be covering the first four today!
5 Takeaways From EVO 2019 Entrant Numbers
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EVO is finally upon us once more, and it's looking like this one is gonna be the biggest and craziest by far. Get in the EVO spirit, as we decipher what EVO 2019's entrant numbers say about the state of the FGC.
Dragon Quest's Hero Released!
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During his video presentation on Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that Hero will be available for those who purchased the Fighter Pass on July 30th in North and South America and July 31st in Europe and Japan!
Hero Video Presentation Announced
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Last night on the @NintendoVS Twitter, it was announced that the Hero's time is drawing near! On July 30th at 6AM PT/ 9AM ET, Masahiro Sakurai himself will deliver the 22-minute presentation on the upcoming DLC Fighter.
Smash Ultimate Newcomers: Capcom
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With two Downloadable Challenger Packs remaining after Joker, Hero, and Banjo-Kazooie, Smash fans are left with seemingly endless possibilities in determining who will make the cut. With that in mind, let's jump into potential options from Capcom!
Dragon Quest Spirits Leaked
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Spoilers ahead, because the Heroes draw near.
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.
Hero's Future Release and EVO: Scripted!?
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EVO 2019 is just two weeks away but unfortunately we’ve already past the patch cut-off point, that’s right, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate won’t have Hero at EVO this year...

Or will it?
A Challenger Approaches: Episode 1
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What happens when one man takes a road trip around the world to play against various other Smashers? Find out what happens in this first installment of "A Challenger Approaches"!
Delzethin Breaks Down Hero's Moveset
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Since Hero's announcement at E3 2019, there's been quite a bit of discussion as to how he would even play. In preparation for the character's release, Delzethin has taken the time to break down the trailer and try to piece together Hero's moveset from what we've seen.
Inka Fest 2019 Recap
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Tacna is known for three things: the independence movement, la Semana de Tacna, and of course, Smash 64.
Pokémon Sword and Shield Showcases New Features and Pokémon
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Pokémon Sword and Shield shows new gameplay features, characters, and, of course, Pokémon
Portable-only Nintendo Switch Lite Console Announced
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Today, on July 10th, Nintendo announced the Switch Lite, a smaller and cheaper alternative to the mainline Switch.
Content Creators You Don't Know: JoeK
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Today I'm joined by JoeK, an excellent Smash YouTuber that posts tons of videos. Whether it's tutorials, analysis, or gameplay you crave, he's got you covered.
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