January 11, 2020

Let’s Make Big Moves sets the Ultimate tone In 2020

This past weekend, the first major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament took place. Let’s Make Big Moves (LMBM) took place in New York City as the first S-tier tournament for 2020. What’s more, LMBM sets the tone for what Smash Ultimate tournaments will look like for the rest of the year. Many of the top-ranked […]

December 9, 2019

Rivalry Features: MKLeo vs. Samsora

In the competitive world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, very few are as established as Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez Perez and Ezra “Samsora” Morris. Often regarded as the best players in the world, the two clashed many times last year. Tensions always seem to run higher than normal when these titans square off. And while there […]

December 4, 2019

Smash Melee, now 18 years old and strong

On Nov. 21 of 2001, Super Smash Bros. Melee first released in Japan, recently passing its 18th birthday. The game later released to North American audiences on December 3 in the same year. Now, 18 years since the release of Smash Melee, the Melee community is without a doubt one of the most dedicated esports […]

November 27, 2019

Smash Ultimate’s Competitive Tier List

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there are 75 players to choose from in the largest roster ever assembled in a fighting game. While casual players stick to recognizable figures from other games, the competitive scene is an entirely different monster and playing to win thins out the roster to a select, structured few. The hierarchy […]

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 18, 2019

Riot’s Project L and the FGC’s evolution

Riot Games revealed their intentions announcing their creation of a fighting game at EVO 2019. Alongside League of Legends, the biggest competitive scene in esports, the currently named “Project L” is set to be the new baton carrier in a genre predominantly represented by Capcom’s Street Fighter. Once Project L drops, the fighting game genre […]

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 9, 2019

5 Overwatch characters that Smash needs

Not long after Overwatch was officially announced for the Nintendo Switch, fans began speculating whether any Overwatch heroes will find their way to Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Recently the director of Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan announced that he would give permission for Smash to use his beloved characters. Here are five Overwatch heroes fans would love […]

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 […]

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