The Hungryblocks – Smash Bros Steve-Main tournament without Steve

In recent weeks, the Super Smash Bros community has gotten pretty heated about Steve, the guy from Minecraft. The character is widely thought to be unfairly balanced and some players have had some decent luck playing the character in majors. However, can these skilled players play without Steve? That’s what the Hungryblocks is going to figure out.

The Hungryblocks is an upcoming tournament being held by Hungrybox. It’s a novelty tournament for North American Steve players. There’s one big twist. Steve players can’t play Steve here, he’s banned entirely. This is how it’s going to work and which of the Steve-less players are going to be at the event.

The Hungryblocks Event Breakdown

The Hungrybox is going to be an invitational tournament consisting only of Steve players. Some of the top mains for the Minecraft character have been invited. At his event though they’ll have to play as anyone other than Steve. The tournament will be held in one night, and a $1,000 prize pool is going purely to the top Steve main. This is a weird tournament.

Hungrybox often holds community-focused tournaments, but this one takes a hot topic issue and runs with it. The core premise is seeing Steve mains compete with a character that a lot of the community considers a clutch. The tournament will also see two Switch OLEDs given away across the stream.

This are the attendees playing, and who to watch out for:

Who is Playing at Hungryblocks?

  1. Onin is one of the biggest Steve players active, he’s won quite a few recent majors including taking a supermajor against MKLeo. Beating one of the best Smash players is definitely a feather in Onin’s gap. He’s taken Super Smash Con recently and been on a major run. He’s probably the favorite for most fans heading into HungryBlocks.
  2. Jake is another player who has recently risen to prominence and he’s also one of the best Steve players in the world. His biggest achievements early came playing through online games, including eventually hitting the 25thrank on the Wi-Fi Warrior Rank. More recently, he’s placed well at Double Down 2022. Along with Smash Con, and CEO 2022.
  3. Yonni is a Smash Bros player who has competed at most of the major events this year. He took 5th place at the Gimvitational, and has continued to make the top ranks of players across majors.
  4. Desmona is currently the 1 ranked player from Wisconsin and another Steve main hoping to prove he’s more than a one-character pony at the Hungryblocks. He’s taken wins over players like Comet in the past as well as Sonix.
  5. DDee has become known as one of the best Steve players, but he has good performances with Pokémon trainer up his sleeve too. He’s the 1st ranked player in the Georgia power rankings. With some skill at other characters, he might be a surprise player to keep an eye on at the Hungryblocks tournament.
  6. Quandale, or Quandale dingleingleton, is another major Smash Bros player to take Steve up. He doesn’t have the major results that some players here do. However, he’s placed well at quite a few tournaments and has plenty of results with characters other than Steve. No big win though.
  7. RockMan has taken quite a few decent results in Smash Bros. He’s a regular of Coinbox tournaments. However, he’s had solid results online recently. He’s played in GENESIS 8 and Panda Cup Online Qualifier.
  8. WhyDo is a New York smash player who previously ran Mii Brawler before Steve became such a big thing. In WiiU, he played a fair bit of Cloud too. He’s had solid placements across both Ultimate and WiiU. He took 7thplace at Let’s Make Move back in 2020, and 33rd at Smash Con.