William 'Leffen' Hjelte is first Super Smash Bros. player to become a Red Bull athlete

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 16, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. PST

It was just announced that William "Leffen" Hjelte is the first Super Smash Bros. player to become a Red Bull athlete.


Since Leffen is currently sponsored by Team SoloMid, he will operate under both organizations with dual-sponsorship.

“Being a Red Bull athlete means a lot to me," Leffen said. "It’s a form of individual support. It means that I will still be playing under Team SoloMid, but I also receive increased financial and practical support."

Leffen is known for being one of the strongest Super Smash Bros. Melee players in the world -- a Fox main -- with multiple titles and top 3 placings to his name.

It will be very interesting to see what this new sponsorship means for his tournament career going forward.

Source: Red Bull. Photo via Leffen on Twitter.
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