Super Smash Bros News

Super Smash Bros Ultimate has proven to be a shot in the arm for the series’ competitive scene, but the older titles are still a major part of esports. Ultimate’s ever-increasing roster has made one of the best fighting games, but the charms of Melee continue to pull in some of the top players. ThisMore
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February 18, 2021
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Smash Bros Pyra and Mythra DLC & Grand Slam Event

Super Smash Bros is one of the most unique and fun fighting games. It has had a bit of a rough patch with the absence of real-life tournaments, but thisMore
December 8, 2020
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5 Days of Melee Launches

A Melee event taking place all throughout this week is set to kick-off Smash’s biggest weeks in some time. 5 Days of Melee is a lengthy event comprising of liveMore
November 23, 2020
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Will shutting down Online Melee backfire on Nintendo?

The last few months have seen Super Smash Bros Melee thrive in the online world. The Slippi Champions League was a great tournament that managed to bring stable online playMore
November 2, 2020
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Slippi Champions League Finals reinvigorates Smash Bros Melee

The Slippi Champions League was a lively Smash Bros Melee event over the week few weeks, giving us a great showcase of the Slippi netplay at work in a tournamentMore
October 9, 2020
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Can Smash Ultimate Recover from 2020?

Smash Bros Ultimate has now been out for nearly two years. It has definitely lived up to its name as the ultimate form of Smash Bros. The roster is huge,More
September 29, 2020
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Slippi Champions League to give SSBM a needed boost

The Super Smash Bros Melee Slippi Champions League is about to kick-off soon after having cemented its roundup following the CLG Mixup. The Slippi League is an online tournament forMore
May 13, 2020
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Smash Bros Online Tier Lists – Lag Reinvents Game’s Balance

Smash Bros Online is notorious for its terrible gameplay. There is considerably lag and the game stutters to such a point that it renders the normal high-tier gameplay styles ineffective.More
April 3, 2020
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Arms Smash Rep – Ranking the Contenders

An Arms Smash Bros rep has been unveiled, in the vaguest and most non-committal way. The controversial Byleth is being followed up with a rep from Nintendo’s Switch-native IP; Arms.More
March 18, 2020
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Sakurai Doesn’t Have Coronavirus but Fighters Pass 2 is Delayed

The last week or so has seen some pretty crazy news with the outbreak of coronavirus infecting the majority of competitive games. Smash Bros is no exception. For many, aMore
August 7, 2019
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Despite all odds, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sets viewership record at EVO 2019

If you watched the EVO 2019 tournament over the weekend, then be assured there were thousands more watching the event that time. In fact, the number of viewership at theMore
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Super Smash Bros News – Everything That’s Going on with Smash Bros Ultimate

Super Smash Bros is one of the biggest fighting games out there, both for casual and competitive play. The latest Super Smash Bros news isn’t just about the updates to Ultimate though. Smash Bros has a big and active scene, both for Ultimate and past incarnations of the game. The Super Smash Bros Esports scene has become one of the biggest for competitive fighting games.

Smash Bros is fairly unique in the fighting game community, though it can follow the news just like any other esports news for different esports games. The game itself is something of an oddity, with fighters hailing from just about every major gaming franchise out there. Multiple versions of the game are played competitively. Although, it is Super Smash Bros Ultimate that set viewership record at EVO 2019.

We have all of the Super Smash Bros news that you need to stay up to date on the title. We cover Ultimate’s latest developments and the newest happenings for the 19-year-old Melee.

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What Do You Need to Know About Super Smash Bros?

Super Smash Bros is a series of fighting games that pit up to 8 players against each other, choosing from a wide roster of gaming characters each with their own movesets.

One of the most appealing things about Smash Bros is its character roster. The initial game for the Nintendo 64 featured 12 core Nintendo mascots. From there, the Smash bros roster has ballooned. Across Melee, Brawl, Wii and Smash for WiiU and 3Ds and Ultimate the game has continued to grow and bring the biggest characters in gaming together, which will amount to 86 by the end of this batch of DLC.

Competitively, both Smash Bros Melee for the GameCube and Ultimate for the Switch is very popular. The latest Smash Bros news covers all of these games and their competitive scene and even what you need to know about Esports betting for Super Smash Bros betting.


Crossover Platform Fighter

Gameplay in Smash Bros has a few unique aspects compared with other fighters. Super Smash Bros is a platform fighter; you aim to knock your opponent off the stage.

Or course, this is primarily done through fighting. Players deal damage to each other, the more damage you take the greater the chance of a smash attack sending you flying off-screen. The gameplay varies on your choice of character, with each having a unique moveset designed to incorporate how they move in their own games.


A Lot of Options but Just One That Counts

Smash Bros offers different modes in different games. The standard smash Smash where opponents try to get each other off of platforms is the main event. The game has offered story modes in the past though that combines platforming and exploration with Smash style fights. The Subspace Emissary was probably the biggest example of this.

As far as the competitive side of the game is concerned though, one on one with no items is all that matters. That’s all you’ll see talked about in Super Smash Bros Ultimate news.


109 Different Choices

Super Smash Bros Ultimate has 109 maps is the current iteration. This is a lot, and most are pretty different from one another. You won’t see all of this represented in Smash Bros Esports though. The hellscape of Pac-Land is unlikely to be making an appearance in any tournament At any time, only a few stages are actually tournament legal.

At the moment, Ultimate has 4 universally tournament legal stages. Melee only has 29 stages and only 6 are tournament legal.

Competitive Scene

The Cutting Edge and a Broken Old Copy of Melee

The competitive scene of Smash Bros is pretty different from that of other fighting games. The latest Super Smash Bros news shows what is happening at the moment, but the scene is partially a relic of before Ultimate release. Only in recent years has the game’s competitive scene actually been developer supported. In the past, mechanics like tripping were put in specifically to prevent people from taking the game too seriously.

That’s why Melee endured as a competitive game, despite that competitive depth coming from broken elements and glitches rather than design. Ultimate, however, is a polished game that was made to suit both the casual player and the competitive community.

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Our Experience

Smash Ultimate is the Ultimate Smash Bros Experience

Smash Bros Ultimate is by far the biggest and most enjoyable version of the game so far. The sheer variety of characters on offer make it a fun game to play, and the competitive community is healthy given how well balance the massive roster is.

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