October 1, 2020

Minecraft Steve is the new Smash Ultimate DLC Fighter

It is always a highlight of the year when Nintendo reveals new Smash characters. More so, the Japanese company shocked the Smash Ultimate community by announcing that Minecraft Steve would be the next playable fighter. Players were disappointed by the previous announcement. Min Min from ARMS was not at the top of everyone’s wish list […]

July 21, 2020

Get On My Line Online 2020 Smash Melee Singles crowns n0ne

On June 19, Edgard “n0ne” Sheleby triumphed at Get On My Line Online 2020 Smash Melee Singles. This tournament gathered more than 1300 participants, making it the largest online Smash Melee tournament ever created. It was also a part of a fundraiser for live tournaments in 2021. Captain n0ne Falcon Reaching the top 32 was […]

June 24, 2020

How Arms Character Min Min changes how Smash Ultimate is Played

Min Min from Nintendo’s ARMS is now the latest addition to the Smash Ultimate roster. This addition came after a series of video teasers showing a new character from ARMS making the crossover. Director Masahiro Sakurai revealed Min Min while live streaming on June 22. Although Min Min is still not playable until June 29, […]

June 1, 2020

Nairo is the official King of Wifi Random Characters

Quarantine Series is here so the Smash Ultimate competitive scene finally got some tournament action. Although no live tournaments can currently take place, this tournament is here to keep fans entertained. It continues forward for Smash online, but this time with a twist. The latest version of the Quarantine Series only allowed players to pick […]

April 28, 2020

Cosmos smashes Pound Online 2020 tournament

Although in-person Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournaments are no longer happening due to the ongoing COVID-19, many esports tournaments have gone into the online and remote play space. Pound Online, a major Smash Bros. tournament that happens every year, followed the same trend. Recently, Pound became part of the Quarantine Series, a series of online […]

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 15, 2019

Blizzard cancels Overwatch launch event at Nintendo World Store NYC

NEW YORK–Blizzard has canceled its Overwatch launch event that was set to take place on Wednesday at the Nintendo World Store in New York City. Today should have been a good press day for Blizzard. Amidst all the controversy they are currently facing, Overwatch Legendary Edition launched today on the Nintendo Switch and is now […]

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 […]

September 18, 2019

Momochi tweet highlights Japan’s unfriendly esports laws

Recent controversy is stirring following a tweet from Yusuke “momochi” Momochi divulging his recent winnings from the Super Premier TGS. The details of this tweet have highlighted Japan’s “Pro Licensing” laws for professional gamers that appear to have the potential to hamstring esports athletes from growing an esports career in Japan. Momochi just announced on […]