SXC2k15 - An Australian Major Feat. Nikes Earl, Waveguider, Kira, SA Nick, Redact, and More!
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It’s been a big year for Australian smash. BAM 7 in May featured some of the best Melee players in the world and had the first female winner of a major tournament. Perth and Sydney hosted new tournament series that were both won by out of state challengers. With all that having occurred in the last 11 months what better way to round off the year’s proceedings than with what could be one of the biggest and most important tournaments in Australian smash history, Adelaide’s SXC 2K15.
EMG Presents: Super Smash Bros. Play of the Week Episode 46
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Missed the best moments from the past week in the competitive Smash community? EMG has you covered and just posted the 46th installment of their Play of the Week series! Featured in this episode are highlights from n0ne's Falcon at LAN WAR X as well as highlights from the TLOC 1K, Kings of the North, and more!
Umebura Niconico Qualifiers - Largest Smash 4 Event In Japanese History!
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What if we said the largest Smash for Wii U tournament that Japan has ever hosted is this weekend? What if we also said the top 3 players from this event automatically qualify for the Nintendo-sponsored niconico Championship in January of 2016? The stakes are sure to be high at this special Umebura tournament taking place this weekend!
Pound 2016 Announced!
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Another Smash major is incoming! Just announced on the VGBootCamp Stream on April 2nd through 3rd Pound 2016 will take place! The tournament will have events for Smash 64, Melee, Smash 4, and will take place at the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson's Corner. The event will be streamed by VGBootCamp and is set to have some special spectacles including...
Event Preview: Dreamhack Winter 2015 feat. Armada, Mango, Leffen, Hungrybox, and many more
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As 2015 comes to a close, one major international Melee event remains: DreamHack Winter 2015. After a successful first Melee event in London, England in September, DreamHack is back with more talent, commentators, and more hype. For the world's best, this will be the tournament for them to end off 2015 successfully, and show their best before Genesis 3. This article will cover all of the storylines going into DreamHack, as well as where to watch the tournament and the schedule.
Omni: Play Lame; Win Game
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Ever heard the playstyle of a fellow Smash player described as 'lame'? Wonder what it really means or if the term is even being fairly used? Omni is back with another of his signature vlogs to discuss playing 'lame'. In it he talks a bit about the use of this moniker, how some players (including famed Melee God Hungrybox) have been treated for playing 'lame' and more. Give it a watch!
The Genetic Pokemon - Three Expert Opinions On Smash 4 Mewtwo
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When it was announced that Mewtwo would 'strike back in Smash 4, it left many fans excited. Players hoped he would rise beyond his poor standing in Melee where he currently is 21st on the tier list. The dev team dreamed of creating the world's strongest Pokémon, but did they succeed? We brought in three Mewtwo experts to weigh in on the character.
'Wiichuck' Legality - Five Smash 4 Pros Who Use It Weigh In
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While wireless controllers have been legal in the past with Wavebird and Wii Remotes with Nunchuck being use, the six wireless options usable in Smash 4 have brought up issues with controller legality. With Genesis 3 banning the use of the Wii Remote and Nunchuck the discussion has heated up once again. We sat down with five professional Smash 4 players who use the 'Wiichuck' to get their thoughts on the situation. Be sure to come read, vote in our poll, and sounds off in the comments!
Mind Over Meta #43 - Community
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Mind Over Meta is a weekly series of articles on /r/SSBPM, the Project M subreddit. Written by several different authors, this series covers many of the mental aspects of playing smash and other subjects related specifically to Project M. This week user orangegluon wrote about community. The original article can be found here. To read the rest of the series check out the Mind Over Meta Archive. Sit down, read, and enjoy.
DJ Jack: The ESAM Eliminator
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Not many players can say they have double eliminated a national threat in Smash 4 but just that happened this weekend at The Frame Perfect Series. With a $1000 pot bonus and more on the line the competition was intense with Smash 4 talent like Sol, MVD, Fatality, 8Bitman, Nick Riddle, and ESAM in attendance. But as ESAM took the stage for top 16 winners he was defeated. In losers semis he was eliminated from the event by the same player. Who took him down? DJ Jack.
GimR Presents: Cloud Trailer In-Depth Analysis
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Just over a week ago, the announcement of Final Fantasy's Cloud coming to Smash 4 took the world by storm. Most were expecting the winner of the Smash Ballot, and many were not expecting another third party representative to come so soon after Ryu's release. But what really made Cloud's announcement for many was his incredible trailer. From the iconic opening to the FF7 references, the trailer brought the hype for everybody. But for those in the competitive community, Cloud's trailer showed off many of his moves, and gave a very good look as to how he will play.
Weekend Watchlist 28: Rebirth, Rumbles, Madness, and More!
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Welcome to the Weekend Watchlist 28! The Smashboards events system recently got a fantastic upgrade and we've combed through all of the tournaments submitted to find some of the best events being streamed this weekend to feature here. So without further ado get ready to watch and read because here is our Weekend Watchlist!
UFSmash - A Brazilian Tournament Feat. Banze, Kort, Aisengobay, Player 7, and More!
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Terra do Brasil, the "land of brazilwood", or to most of those reading Brazil! Land of capoeira, the brigadeiro, but most importantly for Smash fans, a great place to play some of our favorite games! UFSSmash will set out to host Smash 64, Melee, Project M, Smash 4 and will have many phenomenal Brazillian competitors as well as visiting guests.
Bust III Feat. Swedish Delight, Slox, Gibsonzero, and More!
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Can a regional with over two hundred and eighty entrants host both singles and doubles in a single day? This is the aim of Bust III! Some of the best in New England and more are coming out to play Melee in an event that is sure to be one of the greatest feats in tournament organizing once completed. The organizers have broken down how it will be accomplished and all eyes will be watching not only the tournament but the fantastic talent pool in attendance.
Northwest Majors Dropzone - Feat. ZeRo, Alphicans, Silent Wolf, Druggedfox, Captain L, and More!
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Smash 64, Melee, Brawl, Project M, Smash4, and more all under one roof? It's not a fantasy, it's Northwest Majors Dropzone! Taking place this weekend in Des Moines, Washington it's looking to be swamped with talent from each and every Smash title. Need to know the big threats going in? Wondering where to watch? Read on to find out!
Rivals of Aether – Patch 0.0.8 Overview: The Storm Arrives
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Dan Fornace's upcoming game, Rivals of Aether, has been in Early Access for a few months now. The game, appearing on Xbox One and PC, has drawn quite some attention for it’s Smash Bros styled gameplay, with interesting twists to the formula. So far, the roster has contained six characters; Zetterburn, Orcane, Wrastor, Kragg, Forsburn and Maypul. However, the update today adds many new things and changes to the game, including the 7th fighter and first “secret” character, Absa! This article will feature some of the big changes that landed today. Without further ado, it’s time to look at the major changes to Rivals!

Absa: The Storm Architect

Absa appears as the second character representing the element of air alongside...
[Top 5 Smash Shorts] - Week 9 ft. Luigi, Mr. G&W, Lucario, Mega Man, and Greninja
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Week 9 already!? T
his week's Weekly Top 5 Smash Shorts series features slick plays from a few underrepresented characters (Greninja, anyone?). Week 10 is going to be a blast, so make sure you enter! Who knows? Maybe we'll see you on the front page.

What is a Smash Short? As the name suggests, it's a quick moment or series of events in Smash that is so good, you have to share it with someone. We're giving you (yes, you) the opportunity to share those moments for a chance to be selected as one of the Top 5.
Congratulations to Week 9's winners!
#1 @PHaZeX3R0 (Greninja):
#2 @zhao_guang (Luigi):
Smash Science - The Color Metagame
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Welcome to the first ever edition of Smash Science! This will be a special series of articles delving into the curiosities of Smash through a scientific lens. Imagine if the color of the character a player chose could affect their win rate. Now think if the colors of a stage chosen could change the way two competitors played out a match. Sit down and prepare to learn the science of The Color Metagame!
Princess of Destiny - Three Expert Opinions On Smash 4 Zelda
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Unfortunately for Zelda fans the Princess of Hyrule has not often found herself in a strong place within Smash. Ranked 19th in the most recent Melee tier list here on Smashboards and ranked second to last in the most recent list from Brawl, Zelda has not exactly been overwhelming in previous mainstream Smash titles. So how does she fare in Smash 4? We brought in three Zelda experts to weigh in on the character.
Beefy Smash Doods: Momentum Cancel & Hurtbox Shifting
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Beefy Smash Doods are well known for their in depth study of Smash 4 mechanics and making videos to explain them. They proved it can be impossible to tech, have found the best way to mash buttons, found the strongest hit in Smash 4, and more. This time they sat down to help players survive that much longer in a competitive match. They explain the details of how to cancel momentum and how it has changed since Brawl as well as explain how to shift hurtboxes to extend lifespans. Give the video a watch and increase that Smash 4 knowledge!
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