September 2, 2021

Team Liquid Signs Smash Ultimate Player Atelier

Team Liquid just announced the signing of Towa “Atelier” Kuriyama, one of the best Japanese Smash Ultimate esports players. The community knows him most for his exceptional use of Pokemon Trainer. After playing competitive Smash for around eight years, 2021 was the breakthrough year for Atelier. His clever use of Pokemon Trainer put some of […]

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 […]

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 […]

November 19, 2019

A Look at Smash Ultimate’s Newest Fighter: Terry Bogard

Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard joined the Smash Ultimate roster on Nov 6. As an import from another fighting game, many were skeptical of how well the character would flow within Super Smash Bros. However, in the weeks since his release players have already recognized Terry as something promising. Terry Bogard feels very different from the […]

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

Super Smash Bros’ drama filled summer with Danny Howard – Esportz Network Podcast

Super Smash Bros esports scene saw plenty of drama this Summer. There was bullying, racist discord messages, underage dating, blackmail and fights at events. Just to name a few. FGC writer Danny Howard comes on the pod to talk about everything that went down and why Nintendo might need to step in soon. If you […]

October 14, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will headline EVO Japan 2020

While EVO Japan is still some time away, the premier fighting game tournament has already announced that Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been selected as the headlining event in a report according to IGN. In previous years, EVO Japan has only hosted a few select games for this massive tournament that has usually been […]

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 […]