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Smash 64 at Genesis 3 has been amazing. It was the largest smash 64 tournament of all time and talent came from all over the world to compete, some touching American soil for the very first time. The tournament has concluded and it's time to see who brought home the gold and the big matches in the top 8.
The games went close to time but a heartbreaking SD stopped Wizrobe's chance at the comeback and KeroKeroppi advanced on in the tournament. This is where things got intense. Isai was not using Donkey Kong, we saw Isai with Fox. Isai was TRYING. He wanted the win. Game 1 went down to the last stock against tacos but Isai brought it back and ended up winning game 3 with a solid three stock.
Wario then sat down to take on to fight Mariguas and the first match his Pikachu took an explosive five stock match. Wario would continue to be dominate and took all three games for the win sending Mariguas to losers bracket.
Then the best Jigglypuff in Japan, Wangera, took on the one and only SuPeRbOoMfAn who used Pikachu instead of his famous Captain Falcon. The first game went to tie as SuPeRbOoMfAn desperately tried to hit off stage as both players were right next to the blast zone and was the first timeout in a Smash 64 major. Despite Wangera taking first game, SuPeRbOoMfAn brought it back winning the next three games and taking the set.
Isai looked like he would take another solid match 3-0 but Mariguas refused to let it happen taking match three and started to mount a comeback also taking game four. But it wouldn't happen as Isai managed to start a strong comeback with a crazy down air that shook the crowd.
The match was a quick 3-0 as Wangera sent KeroKeroppi to the losers bracket. After an odd issue over if the match was a warmup or not, Wario vs
SuPeRbOoMfAn finally began with Wario taking the first match 3-0. Wario would take the second match but with incredible gusto SuPeRbOoMfAn managed to make a comeback game three and end it with a spike. He wasn't able to secure the final match and Wario, the wonder from Japan, went on to winner's finals.
It was time for the rematch with Isa coming up against Wangera, the player who sent him to losers bracket. Wangera ended game one with a rest but Isai brought back game two and the crowd went wild chanting for Isai. With Wangera taking game three Isai brought on the hype using Pikachu for the first time in 64 singles in several years. The match went down to the final stock but Isai lost with a heartbreaking SD leaving Wangera the first player to beat Isai's Pikachu in bracket.
SuPeRbOoMfAn was the last hope to not see only Japan in grand finals coming up against Wangera. Game three was the big moment. SuPeRbOoMfAn did what Isai could not and then some, 5 stocking Wangera with his Pikachu. In the end SuPeRbOoMfAn took the match and found his way to grand finals.
The crowd was chanting RESET. SuPeRbOoMfAn does what none other could and 3-0s Wario to reset the bracket in a phenomenal grand finals set. But it was quickly reversed, Wairo was able to show why he was funded to come all this way from Japan and won Smash 64 singles at Genesis 3
With the largest Smash 64 tournament of all time concluded it is amazing to see how far the community has came in these years. The man once considered an unbeatable God, Isai, was defeated and SuPeRbOoMfAn, the player everyone had always said was right behind him took matches he could not. Jigglypuff was shown at some of her highest levels . All of the top threats that at one point could not closely compete with Isai brought matches to last stock.
Smash 64's meta has reached its highest height to date and only has room to grow taller. The next times these giants clash it will be an incredible experience. Let out that hype in the comments below and keep watching: there is more Smash to come!