August 6, 2019

Reliving our Favorite EVO moments: MKLeo Does the Impossible Run at Smash EVO 2019

Despite losing early in the Top 32 brackets, Echo Fox’s Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez kept his composure and tenacity to make the run-back all the way through the loser’s bracket and cementing himself as the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player in the world. Initially dominating in the initial pools, MKLeo took a stumble against Takuto […]

August 5, 2019

Smash Ultimate Main Event Breaks EVO Viewership Record

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reigned supreme at EVO setting a new record for the highest peak viewership in fighting game history. Nintendo’s latest release of Super Smash Bros. franchise, Ultimate, was released December 2018, making its debut EVO 2019. It also made its EVO debut as the main game of the entire event, closing out […]

August 1, 2019

Hero overwhelms players with 20+ moves

Opinion Personally, I wasn’t too excited for the Hero, not being too familiar with the Dragon Quest series, but Masahiro Sakurai’s preview video enticed me, especially the number of spells he has at his disposal. After he was released last night, I took the time and sat down to play as the Dragon Quest representative. […]

July 30, 2019

New Super Smash Bros character Dragon Quest’s Hero released

On July 30, Nintendo releases their second character in their DLC season pack, the Hero, from beloved Japanese RPG series, Dragon Quest. The impact of the Dragon Quest series cannot be understated as many of the RPG tropes that are prevalent in modern RPGs being made today. Debuting on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Dragon […]

July 25, 2019

Fighting Games are Easier to Watch than You Think

With EVO just around the corner, we at the Esportz Network want to let everyone know you don’t have to play the game to enjoy the spectacle. There are a couple of common denominators in each game that every spectator should be able to understand. For each game, there is a roster of characters with […]

July 24, 2019

Nostalgic mod injects a Nintendo 64 look into Melee

For those Melee players looking for a retro look in their fast-paced gameplay, this new mod may be the thing you’ve been looking for. Indie filmmaker and video producer Connor Rentz has just released the first official version of his Super Smash Bros. Melee 64 mod. I made a complete mod of Super Smash Bros. […]

July 23, 2019

Does the Super Smash community have a T-bagging problem?

Here’s the tea: an unignorable amount of Super Smash Bros fans are obsessed with the timeless insult. Nintendo scrapped taunting for online gameplay in Ultimate, creating a vacuum for resourceful SSB troublemakers. Back in January, an official list was released ranking the Super Smash Brothers Ultimate characters — by their “T-Bagging” abilities. Topping the list at […]

Ultimate champions at Defend the North 2019

Out of 437 contestants, Ezra Morris AKA Samsora of eUnited placed first in Defend the North 2019. Samsora only lost three games the entire singles tournament: two to Eric Weber AKA Mr E and one to David Leon AKA SpS LeoN. With nine wins and zero losses along with a ninth-place finish in doubles, he […]

July 22, 2019

Street Fighter 5 smashed from the Main Event at EVO 2019

President of EVO, Joey Cuellar, has just revealed the viewing finals order of the EVO Championship Series, leaving Street Fighter 5 out of the main event for the first time in the tournament’s history. EVO management has decided to retire their old king off his throne and let Super Smash Bros. Ultimate take the crown. […]

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