Smash for Wii U at Genesis three has been incredible with upsets reigning supreme and international talent showing amazing prowess on American soil. Now the top 8 has concluded and just over a year into the game's lifespan its most stacked tournament of all time has concluded. Learn about the top 8 matches with this recap!
The top 8 was kicked off as Larry Lurr took on 2GG | VoiD and it was a hype 2 stock match in VoiD's favor. But Larry Lurr learned a lot from game one and answered back with a win of his own. Game three went down to a heart racing under the stage battle, last stock, low percents, with VoiD coming out on top. VoiD kept up the momentum and took the set, and the two hugged on stage before the next match continued.
Next came a ditto players have been waiting for since their last close encounter, Marrs vs Nairo. Nairo didn't hold back quickly taking a convincing two stock in the first match. Marrs then quickly responded with his own two stock on Battlefield making the set 1-1. Then BOOM, another 2 stock by Nairo. Nairo then took down Marrs as he missed a punish moving on in bracket.
Then it was time for the greatest of them all, TSM | ZeRo to take on the free agent in Dabuz with the first match going to Final Destination and while he took the first stock impressively ZeRo quickly brought it back to take the first match. The next match was a nailbiter where despite Dabuz being able to take a strong lead and wrack up damage ZeRo put on an incredible edguarding attempt managed to bring it back. Dabuz finally was able to bring in a win game 3 and then bringing home another incredible win game 4 with the hardest of reads to make the set 2-2. Despite all of his efforts ZeRo was able to take the final game and the set.
It was time for another battle of titans. FOW vs Rainai, Ness vs Villager. FOW held it down for Vegas and the United States taking an dominant game 1 ended with a Ness backthrow. Ranai brought it back game 2 however with a disgusting first stock stolen by a pocket and brought it home hard bringing it 1-1. Ranai then tok the next game putting pressure on FOW to defend the USA. Unfortunately a bad angles on a PK Thunder wrote the end for FOW and Ranai made it to winners finals.
It was time for Nairo vs Dabuz and Dabuz surprised many by taking the first match. Then proceeded to shock and rock the venue again game 2 with another win. Then rocked the venue even HARDER with a 3-0 victory against a player he has few games he's won against knocking Nairo out of Genesis 3.
Next in the losers bracket came VoiD vs FOW and FOW showed how on fire he was taking an aggressive game one but VoiD was able to bring it back bringing the set to a tie and then took game 3 to take the lead. He then took the final match to eliminate FOW and move on within the bracket.
ZeRo vs Ranai. The match many wanted to see especially after their meeting in the crew battle. The first match was ZeRo's in a rather dominate two stock match. The next match was much closer but yet again Ranai could not break past the wall that is ZeRo and lost the next game. Ranai finally brought home a win for Japan against ZeRo in game three after managing an untechable hit offstage against ZeRo. Rainai then brought down a fantastic game three on Final Destination to win AGAIN and bring the set to 2-2. ZeRo however showed his incredible power in the clutch once again and managed to get a place in Grand Finals.
It was time for the runback from earlier in the event: Dabuz vs VoiD. VoiD came back wanting revenge and got some as he took game one in the set. Dabuz wasn't about to go down easy and brought it back in game 2 to tie the set and managed another game to take the lead. A strange misclick on a side-b unfortunately lost VoiD the match giving him 4th place and letting Dabuz take on Ranai in losers finals.
Ranai took the first blood and first stock game one but was unable to keep up the momentum as Dabuz brought it game and won the game. Ranai made an unusual counterpick to Lylat Cruise, a stage not normally legal in Japan, to see if it would be what he needed to win but it was not enough, the set was 2-0 in Dabuz's favor. Still Ranai returned to Lylat Cruise and with both at incredibly high percents Ranai managed to clutch out game 3. The crowd erupted in excitement for game 4 as well as Dabuz managed to take down Ranai and secure his place in grand finals.
ZeRo vs Dabuz, would he bring it back, reset the bracket, and win the tournament? Everyone was riveted to find out. When Dabuz took game one people started to believe it really could happen. He still put on a strong performance in game 2 but ZeRo still won a runback to Final Destination making it 1-1. Dabuz's chances started to look even better as he took game 3 after an impressive read. ZeRo came back again and we saw yet another 2-2 set, with Dabuz's tournament life on the line. In a final fight on Duck Hunt, ZeRo took the last game and was the winner of Genesis 3.
Smash 4 is only JUST over a year old an it already is producing these jaw dropping moments and incredible sets. The joyous noise its crowds create is a cacophony that calls for its glorious future. Let out that hype in the comments below and keep watching: there is more Smash to come!