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Tempo Storm parts ways with Gonzalo 'ZeRo' Barrios after allegations of misconduct surface and he confesses

Tempo Storm has announced that they are severing ties with Gonzalo 'ZeRo' Barrios due to his recent admissions over Twitter.

"We have been closely monitoring the developments of the various accusations of misconduct directed at our player Gonzalo Barrios, better known as ZeRo," said the issued statement. "After initially reviewing the statements of the brave victims who stepped forward to bring this to our attention, we immediately initiated a comprehensive internal investigation, during which ZeRo confessed to these allegations. While we appreciate ZeRo's transparency, we will be severing ties with him going forward."

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Reddit user reportedly analyzed 1 million Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament matches to calculate character match ups and stage choices from data

Tier lists and character match ups are things that are usually centered around a player's personal experience and feelings, but how do things shape up from a more empirical approach to the idea?

A Reddit user going by the name of Will_occam recently did just that for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by reportedly analyzing the outcomes of 1 million tournament matches to put together character match ups and stage selection effectiveness based on the data.

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Rumor: Sony is considering bid to own SNK's parent company

According to Bloomberg, Sony is currently considering a bid for Leyou Technologies, the parent company for SNK Corporation. Back in August 2015, Leyou Millenium, now known as Leyou Technologies, purchased SNK Playmore, later renamed to SNK Corporation.

The anonymous sources supposedly from within Sony Corporation told Bloomberg that they are working with a financial adviser on a potential offer for Lenyou Technologies. Sources are said to be anonymous since the matter is supposed to be private. Should an offer be accepted, then this would make Sony the new parent company of SNK Corporation.

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Nintendo might someday explore more effective ways of conveying new game content and announcements in the future instead of Nintendo Directs

The announcements for Nintendo Directs are typically a cause for excitement among Nintendo fans. Several times a year, players get the chance to hear about news for upcoming games and content.

During the 80th General Shareholders Meeting Q&A from Nintendo, Nintendo President Furukawa dabbled with the idea that Nintendo might someday explore a more effective way for unveiling these announcements instead of using Nintendo Directs.

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2GGaming bans D1, Keitaro, Nairo, Cinnpie, Xzax, and S2H from all future events

Six members of the Super Smash Bros. community have been banned from all future 2GGaming events following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

2GG posted the following statement on Twitter indicating that D1, Keitaro, Nairo, Cinnpie, Xzax, and S2H will no longer be allowed to attend events put on by the Southern California-based eSports organization.

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Jason 'ANTi' Bates dropped from T1 after allegations surface that he had sex with a minor

Prominent member of the Super Smash Bros. community Jason "ANTi" Bates has been dropped from his sponsor, T1, following accusations that he had sex with a girl under the age of 18.

Both T1 and ANTi have posted statements to Twitter addressing the matter.

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NRG Esports severs ties with Super Smash Bros. player Nairo after allegations of performing sexual acts with a minor

Sponsor NRG Esports announced this morning the organization has severed ties with pro Super Smash Bros. player Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada following allegations of performing sexual acts with a minor.

Both NRG and Nairo have released statements regarding the termination and situation regarding the accusations.

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Just how big were the new Version 8.0.0 balance changes in Super Smash Bros Ultimate? Beefy Smash Doods compares the moves side by side

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's new update from earlier this week is quite well regarded among many in the playerbase for the buffs added to much of the cast, but just how significant are the changes in motion?

Beefy Smash Doods are back once again to compare all of the character changes made to Smash Ultimate Version 8.0.0 side-by-side to the previous update to the title from Byleth's release.

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Min Min's edgeguarding with smash attacks is insane while Wii Fit Trainer can kill at... 35%? Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 8.0.0 day 1 roundup

Min Min and the version 8.0.0 patch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have been in the hands of players for about a full day now. The community has been working hard to figure out what's possible with Min Min and the numerous characters that have received buffs.

Thanks to her spring-like arms, Min Min is capable of edgeguarding opponents from the stage using just smash attacks. As such, Min Min can achieve some ridiculous kills after throws if the opponent isn't watching where Min Min is attacking.

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Min Min's weight is 104? Here's a look at Min Min's attributes and frame data in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Min Min is the latest challenger to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster via the Fighters Pass Vol. 2. As a result, members of the Smash community have been spending time with Min Min in the lab in order to figure her out.

Recently, Meshima — a credible Smash Ultimate data miner — revealed Min Min's attributes. This tells us exactly how much she weighs and how fast she is.

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Does Min Min belong in the bin bin and just how buff is Captain Falcon? - The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community reacts to big Version 8.0 update

Min Min finally released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last night alongside a brand new update, so of course the Smash community is out in full force breaking down the changes and voicing their strong opinions.

Version 8.0 is the largest update Smash Ultimate has received in terms of content and balance adjustments in many, many months, and so far the pro scene for the game is really enjoying the buffs to their mains and Min Min's inclusion — though there are some exceptions.

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Ding dong, Diddy Kong's infinite combo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is gone

Diddy Kong was one of the most feared characters during the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U days of competition, but he's never really found the same stride in Ultimate where his big saving grace came down mostly to an infinite combo.

Getting trapped on a platform against Diddy in Smash Ultimate would spell doom for players as they would get pummeled with banana peels for up to minutes on end, but that danger is apparently no more following the game's newest update.

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Min Min and version 8.0.0 are now available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, here are the patch notes

Min Min and version 8.0.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are now available.

Although Min Min of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 is the main highlight of this update, there are numerous balance adjustments and general changes that have been made to the game.

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Update: Min Min now available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Update: Min Min is now available to download in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Earlier: Although we knew that the Fighters Pass Vol. 2's first new challenger would be from the ARMS series for three months now, we only recently learned that it will be Min Min that will be joining the roster. She'll be made available tomorrow on June 29, 2020.

If you already own the Fighters Pass Vol. 2, then no additional purchase should be necessary to acquire Min Min. The Fighters Pass Vol. 2 is priced at $29.99. Alternatively, you can buy Min Min individually for $5.99.

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How strong will Min Min be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? A look back at previous DLC challengers could offer an answer

Min Min is scheduled to be released as a DLC character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate via the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 later today. While Masahiro Sakurai's breakdown of Min Min provided us a detailed look at what the ARMS rep can do, we won't truly know what her overall role in the meta will be until we try her for ourselves.

Still, we can take a closer look at the tier placings of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's other DLC characters to get an idea on the trends of Smash Ultimate DLC. Most of the characters release post-patch have been very middle of the road in the meta.

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Who are the top 5 zoner characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ahead of Min Min's release?

Min Min is now only a day away from release as the first Fighter Pass Vol. 2 character with her springy ARMS and ability to change out weaponry on the fly.

Many players are already feeling as though the ARMS representative is shaping up to be one of the better mid to long-range zoners in Smash Ultimate, but who all are her competition for that title?

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Kirbcen's fighting game art gallery is made up of stunning reworked 3D renders

I recently came across Kirbcen's gallery of fighting game artwork. Although these are 3D renders that have been painted over, you can tell that a great deal of time has been spent on each piece.

One of the first illustrations that you'll see on his Twitter depicts Spider-Man and Dante shaking hands. This is clearly meant to pay homage to the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

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