How to be a part of the community

Dec 6, 2017
Hey guys, and gals!

I'm Toast, and I'm still somewhat new to the smash community.

What are the best ways to meet new people in the competitive smash community and to make friends and training partners as well? Also, knowing which resources to turn to, like Facebook vs Smashboards would be helpful, as well.

Jan 29, 2016
North Carolina
Switch FC
SW 0903-5888-6097
Facebook to find your local scene, since some share their tournaments, carpools, Wis-Fi matches and more there. Also, there is Discord, where you can join character servers and servers based on your region, since Smash 4 players tend talk there moreso than there ever since Discord came to be. The character servers here are rarely active due to that.


In the character servers you will find resources for your main, players posting tourney VODS while getting feedback, general competitive talk where players can ask questions and get advice or talk about their character's options, the general chat, memes, and more things that change depending on the character server you are in. The servers also have JMU's (joint match-up discussions). There, 2 character servers discuss a match-up for a week, and then players are selected at the end of the week for an online crew battle that is usually streamed and sometimes archived on youtube. They also watch tournaments and cheer on players who play their character.

As for meeting new people, going to your local tournaments, regionals, smashfests (evening or night of casual/competiive smash, a.k.a training), and arcadians (tournies where the PR players are not allowed to give other players a chance) are where you want to be if possible. If you cannot attend those, then online matches on Discord or (slightly better For Glory in my experience) are options you have for improving.