November 8, 2019

Smash Ultimate Summit for RFang is just the start

“It felt kinda surreal.” Randy “RFang” Fang expressed in regards to his experience competing in Smash Ultimate Summit 2—an invite-only event with only 16 participants. It’s no wonder it felt surreal to him. Of the 15 other players invited, 11 of them are ranked in the top 16 of the Panda Global Rankings, Smash Ultimate’s […]

November 6, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best selling fighting game ever

It is official, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best selling fighting game of all time. First reported by Digital Trends, there have been 15.7 million copies of Smash Ultimate sold since the game first released on December 7, 2018. It has not been even a full year before Smash Bros. Ultimate became the best […]

November 5, 2019

The local roots of Smash Bros. esports

Strolling through the corner of DreamHack Rotterdam reserved for fighting titles, it’s easy to tell that something different is going on here. Rows of tables filled with bright, old-fashioned screens and a miscellany of electronics fill the space. Where in other hallways gaming competitions are trying to mimic major sports events, the scene here is […]

October 31, 2019

Smash Bros. esports needs more money

Just this past weekend, Smash Ultimate Summit 2 concluded with Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez Perez taking first place. Before the end of the tournament, the total prize pool reached over $50,000 with sixteen different players competing. The #UltimateSummit 2 Prize pot is officially over $50K!!! 😱 pic.twitter.com/3opyIXYgND — Beyond the Smash (@BTSsmash) October 28, 2019 Beyond […]

October 28, 2019

MkLeo clutches Smash Ultimate Summit 2

Smash Ultimate Summit 2 comes to a close. Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez Perez took first place for the second straight Ultimate Summit. Along with a repeat championship, he also takes home the lion’s share of the $44 thousand prize pool. Congratulations to the BACK-TO-BACK #UltimateSummit Champion, @Mkleosb!!! 🎊 pic.twitter.com/vMLed0YNBR — Beyond the Smash (@BTSsmash) October 28, […]

October 23, 2019

Smash Ultimate Summit 2

Smash Ultimate Summit 2 is here. From Oct. 24 to Oct. 27, sixteen top Smash Bros. Ultimate players will gather at the Beyond the Summit house in Los Angeles. They will compete for over $40 thousand in prize money and one of the most prestigious titles in Smash Bros. esports, Summit Champion. Format These sixteen […]

October 15, 2019

Getting into Esports: Super Smash Brothers

The Super Smash Brothers series is one of Nintendo’s most popular games. Dedicated fans of both Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Super Smash Bros Melee compete in tournaments almost every day. With the December 2018 release of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, more tournaments have popped up. By June of 2019, over 14.7 million copies of […]

October 15, 2019

Super Smash Bros’ drama filled summer with Danny Howard – Esportz Network Podcast

Super Smash Bros esports scene saw plenty of drama this Summer. There was bullying, racist discord messages, underage dating, blackmail and fights at events. Just to name a few. FGC writer Danny Howard comes on the pod to talk about everything that went down and why Nintendo might need to step in soon. If you […]

October 14, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will headline EVO Japan 2020

While EVO Japan is still some time away, the premier fighting game tournament has already announced that Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been selected as the headlining event in a report according to IGN. In previous years, EVO Japan has only hosted a few select games for this massive tournament that has usually been […]

October 9, 2019

Behind esports’ newest Hall of Fame inductee: Armada

Adam “Armada” Lindgren just became the first Super Smash Bros. player to win the Esports Hall of Fame Community Awards. Armada earned over $300,000 in prize money during his career and ranked first on the annual SSBMRank in both 2015 and 2016. The Swedish player’s dominant career led to the Super Smash Bros Melee (SSBM) […]

October 7, 2019

Zackray wins Ultimate at The Big House 9

Super Smash Bros. experienced one of its most exciting tournaments to date this weekend. The Big House 9 found great success in both the Ultimate and Melee side. On Smash Ultimate, 17-year-old Sota “Zackray” Okada took down giant after giant on his way to the biggest Smash tournament win by a Japanese player. He did […]

October 7, 2019

Mango wins Melee at The Big House 9

The Big House 9 concluded and with it, a weekend of unforgettable Super Smash Bros. for both Melee and Ultimate. In one of the tensest and exciting events of the year, Joseph “Mango” Marquez clawed back through the bracket to take first place in Melee. What a day. What a run. The kid brought it […]

October 4, 2019

Preview: Super Smash Bros at The Big House 9

The Big House 9 begins today, Oct 4 in Detroit, Michigan. The event has tournaments and prize pools in both Melee and Ultimate, tons of top Smash players are flocking to event in hopes of claiming the top spot. Melee The Big House 9 has been categorized as a Melee Supermajor. The best of the […]

October 4, 2019

Overwatch director wants his heroes in Smash Ultimate

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate has one of the biggest fighting game rosters in the world. With 81 confirmed characters, fans are wondering who is going to be next on the roster. Overwatch’s director, Jeff Kaplon, thinks it should be from their popular team-based multiplayer first-person shooter. Overwatch: Legendary Edition is making its way to the […]

September 30, 2019

Four characters needed in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Populated by 81 characters, fans have been vocal about their desire for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to include more diverse characters in the game. The majority of the arguments fall into the same theme that more diverse characters will make the game more entertaining. Thousands of Super Smash Bro. Fans have suggested many characters who […]

September 24, 2019

Nintendo UK teams up with NSE for Smash Bros. University Championship

LONDON — Nintendo UK has announced a partnership with National Student Esports (NSE). The new partnership will officially launch the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate University Championship. NSE is also partnered with British Universities and Colleges Sport, the governing body for university sports in the UK, and supports the growth of esports throughout higher education. “There […]

September 23, 2019

Mainstage 2019 Smash Bros.: Hungrybox and Nairo reign supreme

Mainstage 2019 has concluded, albeit with the two attending Smash games having very different results. In Melee, long-time world No. 1 Hungrybox adds yet another Major win to his extensive resume. On the other side, Nairo walked away with his first Major win in Ultimate. Hungrybox still at the Top In a Melee tournament full […]

September 17, 2019

What did Zain do at Smash Camp?

Smash Camp: End of Summer may have had some high tier Melee players in attendance, but the tournament itself was a fairly casual affair. With many players either not playing their main characters, throwing back a few beers, or just not trying hard, as HugS would put it, nothing was too out of the ordinary […]

September 16, 2019

ESAM wins his first Smash Ultimate major at Glitch 7

Smash Ultimate had a big weekend at Glitch 7, putting forth one of the most stacked top eights the game has ever seen. In the end, the Pikachu prodigy who placed second at Dreamhack Montreal a week prior took home the gold. Before day two started, ESAM made a tweet comparing his circumstances to those […]

September 10, 2019

Smash Bros DreamHack Montreal: Marss wins Ultimate, Hungrybox wins Melee

DreamHack Montreal’s Smash Bros. tournaments concluded with PG Marss and Liquid Hungrybox taking the trophies in their respective games. Many higher seeded players didn’t end up coming to the event, making the Top 8 brackets very top-heavy. Panda Global Steals the Show Smash Ultimate’s Top 8 consisted of Panda Global’s ESAM and Marss, HNR Xcal […]

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