November 24, 2020

Nintendo’s Controversial Relationship with Smash and #FreeMelee

Nintendo recently sent a cease and desist order to The Big House, one of the longest-running esports tournaments. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancelation of several fighting game community tournaments, including Big House’s original plans for a July event. The delayed Big House event was to take place online in December using Slippi, a […]

November 19, 2020

Nintendo cancels The Big House Online Smash 2020

The Big House, one of Smash Melee’s longest-running and most notable esports tournaments, received a request from Nintendo requesting that both the Ultimate and Melee event be canceled. pic.twitter.com/Pt90BNW0Jf — The Big House (@TheBigHouseSSB) November 19, 2020 The Big House Online Smash 2020 Usually held as an in-person event, this event needed to move online […]

November 13, 2020

Smash Ultimate Patch 9.0.2 updates Steve bugs

After the arrival of Steve into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a new update, Patch 9.0.2 is now live on servers, principally fixing bugs and weird behaviors about the new character. When introducing Steve, the developers also stated that they had to rethink and redesign all their current maps in order to fit the character. This […]

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 […]