Lucky has the unluckiest premature celebration to end his Super Smash Bros. Melee set that leaves the players and commentators confused and stunned

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • February 3, 2019 at 6:37 a.m. PST

Premature celebration happens in just about every competition out there, but it certainly stands out in the fighting game community due to its one-on-one nature always leaving the door open to comebacks against all odds though we also run into misplaced pop offs like the infamous "what are you standing up for" EVO 2015 moment.

DIG|Lucky's loss against DarkAtma at Genesis 6 in Super Smash Bros. Melee falls more into the unlucky category and can be a teaching moment as to why you should never look away from the screen until you see the final KO pop.

During their top 128 set at the event, Lucky's Fox and DarkAtma's Peach went back and forth until they both reached their last stock in the third and final match where things would get weird — and maybe even historic.

DarkAtma manages to knock Fox off stage and follows him off in an attempt to finish him for good, but Lucky ended up countering with his fiery up-special that spiked Peach away from the stage. Trying to use Peach's parasol to make it back to the ledge, DarkAtma realized he was facing the wrong way and was blocked from grabbing on, so all he could do was slowly glide to his doom.

As his opponent was floating his way down to the bottom of the screen, Lucky began shaking his fists in excitement after the extremely close set and stood up. What he didn't realize, however, is the fact that he accidentally pressed left on the controller's analog stick during his moment of victory causing Fox to jump off of the stage and SD before Peach was KO'd.

Both players stood up not quite sure of what just occurred until the princess popped up as the winner of the results screen, as the commentators began yelling "oh no." All Lucky could do was shake his head and raise his arms in disbelief about what just happened, but he still went over to fist bump DarkAtma, who was still processing his victory.

You can take a look at the full clip of the wild ending below.


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