'Change it from the undefeated show to where Mango goes undefeated...' - Mango on The Reads; catch up on episodes here

The Reads show has been active on the Cross Counter TV YouTube channel. Like the Excellent Adventures, it shows players going up against the world in online matches, only in Super Smash Bros. Melee Netplay.

Our hosts for the show are Scar & Toph. They've had SilentWolf and C9|Mango appear as special guests.

No surprises here, but there have been plenty of hype moments on the show.


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After the jump, you can watch episodes #02 through #05.

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2GGC: Greninja Saga results feat. Zero, Ally, Abadango, ANTi, Larry Lurr, Komorikiri

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results for 2GGC: Greninja Saga.

Continuing the great Smash 4 series of events, 2GGC: Greninja Saga kicks off today from Santa Ana, California. This is a one day event.

Top Smash 4 competitors schedule to attend include TSM|Zero, C9|Ally, LG|Abadango, NRG|Nairo, MSF|Larry Lurr, CLG|VoiD, Mr. R, 2GG|Komorikiri, P1|Tweek, IMT|ANTi, 2GG|Ranai, RvL|Mr. E, CaptainZack, Locus, CLG|NAKAT, Samsora, and many others.

You can find the live streams and schedule below.

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ANTi demonstrates that shimmies aren't just good in Street Fighter, but are good in... Smash 4?

Typically, shimmying in a fighting game refers to the backwards moving motion to position oneself outside the throw range of another character. The idea is that you make the opponent think you are going for a grab, so they try to tech it only for you to punish.

In the Smash Bros. series, something like this doesn't have any purpose. The reasoning behind this is that there currently isn't a way to tech grabs in Smash.

...So why did this work!? IMM|ANTi is certainly very creative to make a setup from the Street Fighter series work in Smash Bros.


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Source: ANTi's Twitter.

Sakurai would've paid for Melee's orchestra soundtrack if he had to... Did You Know Gaming explores the trivia of Super Smash Bros. Melee

Did You Know Gaming? has created another video dedicated to the Smash Bros. series. Whereas last time they had a video dedicated to trivia regarding the 64 title, this time they have trivia for Melee.

Apparently, Masahiro Sakurai was so adamant about having an orchestra for Melee's soundtrack that it was said that he would pay for it himself with his own money if he had to. It sounds like it didn't come to that though since only some songs were played live, but it shows just how dedicated Sakurai is to his craft.

Would you be able to guess which songs were done digitally and which were done live? Apparently the DK Rap was one that was done live.

Hit the jump to check out the video.

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DruggedFox is disappointed as he 3-0s Leffen while Mango takes his first tournament over Armada for the year - Melee Royal Flush Highlights

The Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments (singles and doubles) have now come to an end at the Royal Flush. Highlights are ready to go!

TSM|Leffen found himself in a 2v1 situation after his partner had his last remaining stock eliminated. This didn't seem to bother Leffen, however, since both opponents were over 90%.

After some well-placed up-smashes, Leffen and LG|Ice moved on to grand finals for doubles.


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Royal Flush results feat. Armada, Zero, Hungrybox, Mango, Leffen

Updated with final results for Royal Flush: This story has been updated with final results from Royal Flush.

A terrific Smash 4 and Melee event is going down this weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Royal Flush features $10,000 USD in combined pot bonuses.

Notable players in attendance include Alliance|Armada, TSM|Zero, Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mango, TSM|Leffen, CLG|SFAT, IMT|Shroomed, NRG|Nairo, Tempo|S2J, CLG|VoiD, Mr. R, Self|Lucky, SPY|Nintendude, IMT|ANTi, MSF|The Moon, VGBC|ChuDat, Druggedfox, EG|Zinoto, P1|Tweek, SPY|MacD, SS|Colbol, CaptainZack, Self|HugS, VGBC|Pink Fresh, Slox, Alliance|Android, DJ Nintendo, and many others.

You can find all four live streams and schedule information below.

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Pink Fresh reacts to CaptainZack's theatrics while Gonzales keeps getting kills via PK Fire - Royal Flush Smash 4 highlights

The Smash 4 tournament at Royal Flush has now come to an end. We have highlights from both the singles and doubles matches.

Our first highlight showcases CaptainZack's usual theatrics after winning the last doubles match against TSM|ZeRo and NRG|Nairo. Be sure to pay attention to his VGBC|Pink Fresh's reaction, his doubles partner, to these theatrics.


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Next up is a highlight showcasing BOT|SuperGirlKels's elusiveness in this 2v1 scenario.

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Texas Showdown 2017 results feat. ChrisG, Justin Wong, Smug, Snake Eyez, Marn

Updated with final results: The results for Texas Showdown 2017 have been added into this story. Check them out below.

Texas Showdown 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event taking place this weekend in Houston, Texas.

Notable players in attendance include FOX|Justin Wong, RB|Snake Eyez, Rise|Marn, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, F3|Alucard, Flash, NS|Ludovic, Hsien Chang, LU|Alex Valle, GS|Gllty, DL|Four Wude, Shin, Magneto1080p, Rylander, BT|IFC Yipes and Jan, among others.

This is a three day event, which kicks off today, so there will be a lot of action for fans at home to check out.

You can find the schedule and live streams below.

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Umebura Japan Major results feat. MKLeo, Abadango, Kameme, Komorikiri, Ranai

Updated with results for Umebura Japan Major: We've added results for this tournament into the story below.

A few of the West's top Super Smash Bros. 4 players have made their way over to Japan for Umebura Japan Major tournament. This event has a ton of entrants for Smash 4, over 450, and it should make for an exciting competition throughout the weekend.

Notable Smash 4 players in attendance include: FOX|Mew2King, LG|Abadango, FOX|MKLeo, DNG|Kameme, 2GG|Komorikiri, Ranai, Earth, DNG|Nietono, Kirihara, Shuton, Rain, Edge and many others.

Check out the live streams and schedule below.

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KVO x TSB 2017 results feat. Ogawa, Dogura, Rion, Nakamura, Isamu

KVO x TSB 2017 kicks off this evening from Tokyo Japan. Notable players in attendance include Ogawa, CO|Dogura, Rion, Nakamura, Isamu, CO|Go1, GGP|Kazunoko, YHC-Mochi, Gachikun, Jajamaru, Brice, Sabamiso, Hossa, Rion, FOX|MKLeo, VGBC|aMSa, among many others.

The games being played at this competition are Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee and 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue Central Fiction, Pokken Tournament and more.

You can find the live streams below along with a schedule.

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Why Hungrybox's win at DreamHack Austin this weekend was far from 'pathetic'

One of the five Melee gods, EVO 2016 champion, pizza delivery exhibition master; there are a lot of ways to describe Juan "Liquid|Hungrybox" Debiedma, but "pathetic" certainly isn't one of them.

An article from Bleeding Cool shared some harsh criticism for HBox's recent first place victory at DreamHack Austin 2017. While the writer doesn't seem to have an issue with the fact that Debiedma took home the gold this weekend, the way in which he did so was described as "the most pathetic way possible."

What is being referenced here, specifically, is the final game of the grand finals set with Daniel "VGBC|ChuDat" Rodriguez. With the score sitting at 2-2 and ChuDat on the verge of a bracket reset, Hungrybox ran out the clock to ensure his victory.


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While most experienced fighting gamers understand the decision here, I will explain for the layman. Hungrybox's strategy in grand finals was far from pathetic. In fact, it was incredibly smart.

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DreamHack Austin 2017 results feat. Punk, NuckleDu, Xian, Haitani, Daigo

Updated with finalresults from DreamHack Austin 2017: We've added results for the final day of this tournament, check them out below.

DreamHack Austin 2017 starts today. This is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event with a very strong Street Fighter 5 lineup, and an incredible Smash presence.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players in attendance include PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, RZR|Xian, GRPT|Haitani, CYG|Daigo Umehara, BX3|Phenom, FOX|Momochi, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Zowie|GamerBee, RB|Bonchan, EG|NYChrisG, SPY|Filipino Champ, Zowie|Oil King, PIE|Smug, FOX|Justin Wong, Noble|Vagabond, YouDeal|Yukadon, CO|Dogura, CO|Go1, Circa|LPN, RB|Snake Eyez, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rise|Marn, DNL|Chris Tatarian, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, Stupendous, F3|Alucard, CJ Truth and RN|Alex Myers.

Big named Smash 4 players are TSM|Zero, C9|Ally, FOX|MKLeo, MSF|Larry Lurr, CLG|VoiD, EG|Zinoto, CaptainZack, FOX|Mew2King, PG|ESAM, Locus, PG|MVD, among others.

Smash Melee players feature Alliance|Armada, Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mango, TSM|Leffen, FOX|Mew2King, PG|Plup, CLG|SFAT, G2|Westballz, Tempo|Axe, IMT|Shroomed, Tempo|S2J Wizzrobe, PI|Duck, ALG|N0ne, VGBC|ChuDat, SPY|MacD, 20GX|Gahtzu, Liquid|Chillindude, Self|HugS, Liquid|Ken, and many more.

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Larry Lurr avoids a suicidal spike thanks to his chosen Fire Fox angle while ZeRo pops a shield as Lucina in these DreamHack Smash 4 highlights

The Smash 4 event for DreamHack Austin has now come to an end. We got your batch of highlights right here.

The first set of highlights showcases the set between TSM|ZeRo and C9|Ally when they were both still in the winners side of the bracket.

After taking a hit from Mario's fireball, ZeRo's Lucina wasn't able to grab the ledge for a full 60 frames. Ally was able to take advantage of this with a well placed down smash.


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Smash 4 Cloud is the successor to the Ice Climbers? The animations for most of Cloud's aerials very closely resembles the Ice Climbers' aerials

When Cloud first released in Smash Bros. 4, I remember thinking that a few of his aerials felt familiar somehow, even though he was a completely unique character. I didn't invest too heavily into this thought process.

Now given, this isn't exactly a one-to-one comparison, but FOX|Mew2King pointed out over Twitter that Cloud's aerials look a lot like Ice Climbers from Melee and Brawl.

This is interesting to think about, since the Ice Climbers were cut from Smash 4 due to limitations with the Nintendo 3DS. It's almost like Cloud is the successor to the Ice Climbers.

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CEO Dreamland reports $20,000 loss; Smash Bros. will still maintain heavily featured presence at future CEO events

Alex Jebailey's Smash-centered CEO Dreamland was a success in many ways, just not in the financial sense.

One would think a fighting game event with 1,100 attendees would finish well in the black, but the tournament organizer's expenditures to ensure his event went above and beyond left him about $20,000 in the red.

Despite this financial failure, (the first in CEO event history) Jebailey plans to continue to feature Smash Bros. at future events in no small way, though another CEO Dreamland may not be in the cards for 2018.

"Currently CEO likely shouldn't throw another Dreamland leading into CEO Daytona which I'm planning to feature Smash at with everything else. Daytona is set to be a revolutionary experience for CEO and the need to produce it successfully makes running any at-loss ventures in 2018 a bad idea," Jebailey explained in a public statement.

You can view said statement on the matter in full below.

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