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East Coast Throwdown 2019 early results, streams ft. SonicFox, Punk, NuckleDu, Dragon, A Foxy Grampa, iDom, ChrisG, DizzyTT, MenaRD, Hayatei and more

Update: This story has been updated with day 1 results.

East Coast Throwdown 2019 is one of the bigger events happening this weekend, and it's taking place Stamford, Connecticut.

Notable players are many, given the wealth of games being played, but here's a list of just some of the big names attending this event: FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, NuckleDu, BC|Dragon, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, iDom, EG|NYChrisG, AF|DizzyTT, Bandits|MenaRD, PG|Hayatei, PG|MarlinPie, JWong|LostSoul, UYU|Deoxys, UYU|Rewind, AXL|XCaliburBladez, CGL|VideoGamezYo, Mixbox|Qudans, DualKevin, COMP|Siologica, CGL|Tweedy, END|Shine, UGS|Blackmoonrisingx, END|Scar, FightingGM, Noble|Semiij, COMP|TeruRock, ElChakotay, BDG|DidimoKOF, CGL|NinjaKilla212, Terrence, EQNX|Brian_F, LordJimmyBones, Flux, RG|Kevoxreborn, Tempo|Alex Myers, Coach Steve, BC|LordKnight, NerdJosh, RBL|SperoGin, RenoFace, TCOL|Komanda, Noble|Kombat, EXL|Blackberry, FSD|Rikuto, BloodHawk, Radiance|Commander Jesse, LOK|Nivek, UGS|BBoyDragon, GOD|KillerXinok, Crescent|RobTV, BDG|Romance, DF|Grr, RG|DJT, BC|HoneyBee, CrazySteady, TxC|ElRosa and TxC|MarcoPolo.

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Where do Banjo-Kazooie's moves originate? RelaxAlax takes a deep dive into their moveset and their origins in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Banjo-Kazooie felt like a roster addition that was entirely natural. He was so beloved, that he could've, and probably should've been in a prior game in the Smash Bros. series.

With his inclusion, one must wonder just what exactly from his moveset is straight from his game? RelaxAlax breaks it down in his video.

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Rising Stars at EGLX 2019 early results, streams ft. Hungrybox, Mango, Wizzrobe, Axe, Mew2King, Esam, Jw, Mr. E, Blacktwins13, Moky, n0ne and more

Update: This story has been updated with day 2 results.

Rising Stars at EGLX 2019 is happening this weekend, and it's taking place Toronto, Canada.

Some of the players set to attend are Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mango, EnVyUS|Wizzrobe, Tempo|Axe, FOX|Mew2King, PG|Esam, Jw, Demise|Mr. E, EMG|Blacktwins13, EMG|Moky, n0ne, Ryan Ford, HNR|Xcal, Riddles, Venom and of course many more as well.

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Myran showcases tech that spotlights the Pikmin desync — you aren't safe under the stage from Olimar in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Olimar has been a mainstay amongst top eights at s-tier tournaments. He remains a strong fighter to use in Ultimate, with the regular use of his Pikmin.

One of the pioneers of the Olimar tech in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been Armada|Myran. He has been finding new tech such as this insane desync to take stocks.

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Why every banned stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is banned from competitive play

Stages have always been a point of debate within the competitive Smash community — especially within the newer titles. As a result, we have seen many stages come and go as tournament legal.

If you're wondering what it is that makes each stage not playable, you're in luck. Rekzius details why each stage is legal or not in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in this new video.

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Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada gets into it with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans after being tagged in character request meme Twitter thread

Fans have been making requests to game developers as far back as we can remember. With the hyper-connected world we live in now, thanks to social media, the cries for "put my favorite character in" are far more frequent and far louder than ever, and not a day goes by where companies aren't hit with at least one.

In a thread on Twitter where fans were discussing an Avengers: Endgame meme centered around Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — a DLC character request meme, essentially — one user tagged the accounts of Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada and Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai. After a massive amount of activity in the thread and numerous notifications undoubtedly being sent the developers' way, Harada responded with several tweets and apparently blocked several Smash Ultimate accounts.

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ESAM releases his full tier list for the current meta in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The more that unknown or previously unable to travel players have gotten to compete at larger events, the more obscure fighters have been brought to the forefront. We are seeing characters previously thought to be low tier, or not super viable place incredibly high.

As a result, many people are changing how their tier list looks. PG|ESAM is the latest to release a new tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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These Halloween-themed custom stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are spooky additions that can be added to your 'for fun' match lineup

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Stage Builder mode is one that really allows users to flex their creativity muscles. With Halloween on the horizon, we thought it'd be fun to see if there were any interesting stages that fit with the theme.

Notably, we were able to locate a couple of stages that were clearly references to the Halloween movies that featured a serial killer known as Michael Myers. More specifically, the masked murderer is present as either a background or stage element.

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10 baits you can use immediately to improve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

So much goes into playing a strong neutral in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There are so many nuances that come into play.

One of your stronger tools at your disposal stems from baiting. In this video, there are 10 baits that you can use anytime in Ultimate.

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These Super Smash Bros. Wii U Halloween mods would be excellent spooky additions to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

With Halloween comes some of the best moments of the year when it comes to gaming. We see lots of skins made available across different games; it's a great chance to witness the best ones that strike fear in your heart.

Smash 4 was well known for its mods. The skins were a huge hit amongst casual and competitive players alike. In lieu of Halloween approaching, we compiled some of the best Halloween-themed skins we'd like to see come to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Bayonetta, Ice Climbers, Diddy Kong, and other characters that are secretly good in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Every game always has certain characters that the general public is sleeping on. Those might be due to lack of representation, cosmetic looks, or the level of difficulty it takes to play them.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has so many viable fighters to use that some get forgotten about in the discussion of great characters. T1|Larry Lurr gives us five that are secretly good in his video.

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Professional Pac-Man user takes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament over major competitors in spectacular fashion

There are currently 78 different characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and there are still more on the way. Despite how expansive the roster is, the game feels fairly well-balanced. There actually aren't too many characters that a competitor can simply "sleep on" this time around.

While characters like Pac-Man were often regarded as low tier in Super Smash Bros. 4, many of that game's weaker fighters received a plentiful number of buffs during the transition to the newest entry. As a result, we're still finding some characters are secretly quite strong.

Recently, a Japanese Pac-Man competitor — Tea — managed to take an Ultimate tournament at Thunder Smash 3: Clash of the Pandas. Although there were less than 100 entrants competing, there were some major names present like PG|Marss, PG|Cosmos, MVG|Salem, MVG|DarkWizzy, R2G|Kameme, Tsu, T1|Larry Lurr, PG|ESAM, TG|MuteAce, TG|Raito, TG|MVD, and more.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announced as EVO Japan 2020's headliner game

EVO Japan is taking place in January next year, and the folks behind it have revealed another mainstage game for the event. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has officially joined the EVO Japan 2020 line up.

During the Nintendo Live Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenge Cup grand finals, it was announced that the game would not only be a part of the competition, but Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to be the headlining game at EVO Japan next year, IGN reports.

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50 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate secrets hidden off-screen that you've likely never seen

The amount of content created and packed into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is nothing short of staggering. With over 70 playable characters, more than 100 stages, a myriad of items, music tracks, different game modes, and much more, it is no secret that the development team has put a ton of work into the game and continues to do so.

Despite a lot of the content being on the surface and known about by fans, there actually exist many secrets hidden off-screen that players never get to see. Shesez has constructed an excellent video that sheds light on 50 hidden secrets in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Thunder Smash 3's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event featured 18 different characters in the top 16 portion of its bracket

Thunder Smash 3: Clash of the Pandas came to its conclusion yesterday. While the number of entrants was actually less than 100, there were some very notable names present.

Players like Tea, PG|Marss, SST|Shuton, PG|ESAM, R2G|Kameme, CLG|VoiD, MVG|Salem, MVG|DarkWizzy, PG|Cosmos, TG|MVD, Raito, TG|MuteAce, Larry Lurr, Tsu, and Lea were competing for over $10,000 in cash prizes. As a result, we've got some character usage stats to review for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event.

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Where are pros placing fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? This new tier list combines them all together to get a bigger consensus of who's on top

Tier lists in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate certainly vary from player to player due to their match up experience and beliefs which is why ideas like community tier list can help get a better idea of how the audience as a whole is feeling.

So with all these professional players dropping their opinions and tier lists, which do you trust? Inktivate has helped clear that up a bit by creating a composite tier list based off of the rankings being dropped in the last few months from people like NRG|Nairo, GW|Zackray, TG|Raito, CLG|Void, Alliance|Armada, eU|Samsora, Liquid|Dabuz, TSM|Leffen and many more.

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Thunder Smash 3: Clash of the Pandas results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This Saturday, Thunder Smash 3: Clash of the Pandas will be happening in Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

Some of the notable players attending are PG|Marss, SST|Shuton, PG|Esam, R2G|Kameme, Tea, CLG|VoiD, MVG|Salem, MVG|DarkWizzy, PG|Cosmos, TG|MVD, Raito, TG|MuteAce, Larry Lurr, Tsu, Lea and many more.

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