Super Smash Bros. Melee EVO 2018 champion slams controller after big loss at major event

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • October 8, 2018 at 12:57 p.m. PDT

There's no doubt that TSM|Leffen is one of the best Super Smash Bros. Melee players that the community has ever seen before. You don't just earn the title of "god slayer" and win a major EVO championship through a complete fluke.

It's also extremely clear that Leffen has a passion for the game that very few are able to mirror. Competitors like Leffen have continued to take the meta to new plains despite the fact that Super Smash Bros. Melee was released nearly 17 years ago.

Although EVO 2018 was a few months ago, one can imagine that anything other than first place might be considered to be an underperformance by Leffen. After this amazing victory, Leffen opted to take an extended break.

At The Big House 8 this past weekend, Leffen displayed an emotional performance in the tournament's losers quarterfinals.

After being sent to the losers bracket by C9|Mango, he then had to face off against PG|Plup and his Sheik. While this was going to take some work, this was definitely doable as Leffen was able to defeat Liquid|Hungrybox and Alliance|Armada at EVO 2018 — two of the best players in the world.

Unfortunately, Leffen ran into some execution errors in the fourth game. This resulted in a self-destruct of Leffen's stock at 19% damage. Leffen was visibly and understandably annoyed by this turn of events.

Still, he could potentially defeat Plup and take it to game five. He started mounting an impressive comeback despite the self-inflicted deficit. But then... he self-destructed his final stock in a very similar manner.

Leffen was eliminated. All that passion for the game sometimes has a price. The controller in his hand was then angrily slammed into the floor — in which it was apparently unscathed — and was captured on stream.

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Luckily it seems that Leffen was able to exude all his salt in that one throw. Afterwards, he extended compliments to the two players — Mango and Plup — who defeated him over Twitter.

Want to see the match where all this transpired? Check out the footage below.

Source: VGBootCamp.

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