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The challenge originated from a joke made on June 16th by Brian "Cosmos" Kalu, which was later replied to by SonicFox with a confident joke in return. From there, the conversation quickly led to multiple players commenting about the viability of SonicFox performing well within the Smash meta.
I need SonicFox to play this game and play snake and I can see all the brawl vets toy with him pic.twitter.com/MRjqdKZiKn— Cosmos #2B4Smash (@CosmosZR) June 16, 2018
then after 3 months outplace them all for sure— SonicFox (@SonicFox5000) June 17, 2018
Need some lessons bro? 👀— ESAM (Panda Global) (@PG_ESAM) June 17, 2018
Pause, we think our natural ability is that good, hmm?— Salem @ Home (Preparing) (@9lives_Salem) June 17, 2018
Minimum time to begin outplacing top players is a year, I'll challenge those 3 months and see how far you get. ESPECIALLY SINCE you aren't training with top smash players from the start. So let's see how strong you are.
In the middle of all of that, ZeRo said, in a now deleted tweet, about how he felt personally slighted by SonicFox in 2015. This inspired SonicFox to go straight for the man considered to be the top of Super Smash Bros. Wii U. In the span of two minutes, ZeRo accepted and added some weight to the challenge. SonicFox agreed to the terms.
Ill come for the throne right away idc about the consequences @zerowondering let me mix your shit in smash ultimate RIGHT AWAY— SonicFox (@SonicFox5000) June 17, 2018
I accept your challenge. You said to give you 3 months. I'm down to play you at 3 months. I really wanna see your talents in Smash Bros, but if you lose to me, you will have to keep playing Smash, if you win, you may quit with the W. https://t.co/CYKC3mugWs— Tempo ZeRo (@zerowondering) June 17, 2018
At this time, no official time or place has been announced for the match. However, Chris Ceg, the Executive Producer for ten/o LLC, has offered to assist in working out the logistics of making the match "more interesting."
IF we're talking 3 months out after the game is out (Late Feb) I may have something entirely more interesting— Chris Ceg (@chrisceg) June 17, 2018
While there has been some crossover between the Fighting Game Community and the Smash Community, this may be the biggest event conjoining the two. At the time of this article’s publication, no further official details have been announced. We at Smashboards will continue to watch as the story progresses and will continue to update readers as needed.