February 22, 2021

Smash World Tour 2021 back for Melee and Ultimate esports

VGBootCamp, the leading broadcaster in the Super Smash Bros scene, announced the Smash World Tour for 2021. The inaugural Smash World Tour was initially meant for last year March. However, SWT was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic that continues to affect the whole world. This exciting event allows players to compete in both Smash […]

February 10, 2021

Smash Melee pro MikeHaze retires over disinterest

This morning, one of the top players in the Super Smash Bros Melee esports scene, Michael “MikeHaze” Pulido, announced his retirement from the game due to a growing lack of interest. Retiring from Smash Read: https://t.co/DXkopWSdoY — mikehaze (@mikehaze) February 10, 2021 MikeHaze Retires The latest hit to the community comes as one of Smash […]

December 21, 2020

Cloud9’s Mang0 wins LACS 3 in Smash Melee

Cloud9’s Joseph “Mango” Marquez just won the Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 3: Charity Edition. The LACS 3 Smash Melee esports tournament even raised a total of $261,668 for charity. Cloud9 Mang0 in Smash Melee Esports The tournament was announced shortly after the cancelation of The Big House Online in November. Nintendo had sent a cease […]

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 […]