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 […]

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 […]

March 26, 2020

Quarantine Series, Smash Ultimate’s online tournament

In a time where in-person Smash Ultimate tournaments cannot continue, YouTubers Jacob “Alpharad” Rabon and Charles “MoistCr1TiKaL” White plan to hold a series of online tournaments known as the Quarantine Series. These online tournaments will take place over the next four months and lead into a grand championship tournament, a dramatic boost to Smash esports. […]

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 […]

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

Smash Bros. DreamHack Montreal’s tournaments ended with Marss and Hungrybox victories It all 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 […]