This 77-second Diddy Kong infinite was pulled off in spectacular fashion during pool play of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament at EVO Japan

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 24, 2020 at 4:59 p.m. PST

The action at EVO Japan 2020 has already taken us to the edge of our seats and we're only one day in. During the first day of play, we got a particularly impressive sequence from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player Rikuya and his fearsome Diddy Kong.

The Japanese competitor was able to trap his foe, Takoman, in a fairly situational and difficult to pull off infinite combo. There Rikuya kept his opponent for about 77 seconds until finally finishing him off.

This particular infinite was discovered shortly after Smash Ultimate was released, but clearly never patched out of the game. The reason for this is probably because it requires that Diddy be directly under his foe while they're on a platform and, as mentioned, is fairly hard to pull off.

We're kind of glad that developers left it in, however, as it made for an incredibly entertaining moment during a particularly hype match. In listening to the commentators during the combo we hear that Takoman actually set his controller down and took off his headset during the 77 seconds.

This all happened during day one pools of Ultimate, and it turned out that Rikuya would not even go on to win the set. If we're seeing this level of competition this early in the tournament, who knows what we'll be treated to in later brackets.

The sequence ended up being so long that it didn't fit into a single Twitch clip. We've nabbed the original post from EVO Japan's Twitter, which shows the first portion, and then clipped the ending and included that as well:


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