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Doubts about Sora's viability in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have vanished overnight due to Kameme's recent tourney performance

Everyone should know by this point that Kingdom Hearts' Sora was the last DLC fighter to be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Sora's inclusion was a pretty big deal considering how Masahiro Sakurai later confirmed that Sora was the true winner of the Smash Ballot that was hosted during the era of Super Smash Bros. 4. Up until this happened, Sora's inclusion was believed to be impossible.

Ironically, however, Sora has not exactly been the most popular of the DLC characters after he was released. Compared to other DLC characters like Joker, Terry Bogard, Byleth, Steve, Kazuya, and so on, Sora was believed to be a fighter that wasn't quite viable in the current tournament environment. Going against this perception, R2G|Kameme's performance at Glitch Regen might be enough to change everyone's perspective about the Kingdom Hearts rep.

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CEOtaku 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend sees the return of one of the grandest events under the CEO banner, namely CEOtaku and it will be happening in Orlando, Florida.

Notable players set to compete include PG|Punk, SonicFox, RZR|Umisho, Moist|Hotashi, TSM|Leffen, M&I|TempestNYC, EMGG|Masoma, Rise|Nitro, ZomBmu, VG|MysticSmash, Excedrin|Solstice, Jona, Elyon, Diaphone, ScrawtVermillion, EG|Dekillsage, PAR|FlashMetroid, WPG|Clearlamp_o, Lucar, Buscar Luz, Intel|Razzo, CATPION|Daymendou, Foo, G.U.|Monarch, TectalEastside, FF|ElvenShadow, RW|Cloud, Shuaboo, BrkrDave, Hiari, Uri, Zando, Grover, Neokarsh, BeautifulDude, WPC|Mahouko, Kuro, MadBestKiller, October, Woocash, Bean, Seth, Nezu, TAYSTON|Silent, Clim, Rikir, Skeletal Minion, OmegaTomHanksFL and many more.

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Glitch Regen results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend sees another event in the Glitch series taking place with the newest installment Glitch Regen, which is happening in Laurel, Maryland.

Competitors participating in this event include Moist|Light, BAN|Sonix, SBI|KEN, SSG|Zomba, R2G|Kameme, APLE|Jake, Jakal, Syrup, Ned, Yonni, YOC, Ling, DDog and more.

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Zenkoku Taikai results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's a Super Smash Bros.-focused event taking place this weekend in Santiago, Chile.

Notable players competing include CM|Wise, TCV|Poyo, Frido, Paco, CM|Toon, CM|Castle, TEW|Lörd, TSB|Blas and more.

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Celtic Throwdown 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Celtic Throwdown 2022 is back in action this year and will as always be taking place in Dublin, Ireland.

Notable players set to compete include Solary|Yasha, Kaneandtrench, RooKang, Fergus, NSxC|PataChu, NSxC|WhiteBl4ck, HG|Danielmado, KPB|JDR, Cobelcog, VDV|KingRasta, Layo, SnakeBelmont, Ed|Dudeakoff, Ducky, Chickenmaru, Virum, C4IQ|Suiryuudan and many more.

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These 40 seconds are among the silliest that we've seen in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament match

Jumping into a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate clip posted on Twitter by Pink, one might think that there was at least a few minutes of the match remaining considering how both players still had three stocks remaining. However, shenanigans ensured that the match would last no longer than 40 seconds.

It all started with Chrom's counter getting baited by the Lucas player. Despite having plenty of time to react to the PK Freeze special, the Chrom player ended up getting completely blown up. Following this, Chrom would respawn and hit Lucas with one of Chrom's (and Roy's) classic kill confirms.

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This is the least efficient trade we've ever seen in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate match...

So the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community has been having Steve problems for quite some time now, and we've got yet another clip that's sure to make the blood of those who wish bans or nerfs on the atypical Smash character boil.

Said clip was posted by the Steve user, King Failbot, and sees him clash with perhaps the most determined Kazuya player we've ever seen.

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Sephiroth hatches a sinister plot that awards him an unexpected victory during Super Smash Bros. Ultimate match

An interesting clip featuring the ending to a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate match between Isabelle and Sephiroth recently surfaced on TrinSSBU's Twitter page. By this point in the match, Sephiroth had a healthy lead over Isabelle being that he only had accrued 62.3% damage. Isabelle, on the other hand, was in a precarious situation with 153.2% damage.

However, Isabelle managed to secure an advantage by using Sephiroth's own Shadow Flare against him thanks to the Animal Crossing Pocket special. As a result, Sephiroth had five shadow orbs orbiting around him. Although Sephiroth's moveset is without a reflector in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the player had a unique plan to utilize these orbs to achieve victory.

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Masahiro Sakurai reveals how he used a figurine to convey how he wanted animations in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in latest video

Masahiro Sakurai, on his Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games YouTube channel, has been revealing interesting details about his career in game development. In the video titled "Assigning Animations," Sakurai discussed how he was able to convey how he wanted characters to animate in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

With the very first step, Sakurai demonstrates what he's visualized using a figurine. It is ensured that ALL of Sakurai's animators are present for this step as he believes that "by sharing practical knowledge and pointers, [they] can avoid making the same missteps and improve everyone's skills together."

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Smash Ultimate Summit 5 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another Summit event is upon us this week and it's the fifth one focusing on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As usual, it will be taking place in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

The players invited to participate in the event are T1|MkLeo, FaZe|Sparg0, ZETA|Acola, Moist|Light, Solary|Glutonny, CR|ProtoBanham, Liquid|Dabuz, Moist|Kola, Liquid|Riddles, TSM|Tweek, BC|Cosmos, CM|Anathema, Ouch!?, Paragon|Myran, InC|Jahzz0 and CG|T3 DOM.

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From a black swimsuit to the memed bunny costume, here's Abbey_Titania pulling off the female Byleth cosplay in unique outfits

Although there were six characters (via the Fighters Pass Vol. 2) that were released after Byleth as DLC in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Byleth is technically the youngest character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in terms of the dates of each character's first video game appearance. Fire Emblem: Three Houses was originally released on July 26, 2019, which actually came after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's release on on December 7, 2018.

Of the characters released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC, Byleth is actually a fairly unique candidate. One of their unique traits is that there are actually male and female variants of the character that can be selected at the character select screen before starting a match. Since there is a female form, Abbey_Titania took this as an opportunity to cosplay as the stoic professor of the Garreg Mach Monastery.

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The DLC characters really came out to play at Smash Ultimate Summit 5, here are the character usage stats for the tournament

Not just any player can compete at the Smash Ultimate Summit series. A player either has to be invited or get voted in after qualifying to participate. As such, some of the best players in the world are currently competing at Smash Ultimate Summit 5 this weekend.

This provides us with yet another opportunity to feel out how the meta is shaping up by looking at which characters are popping up the most often. There are only 16 players in attendance at the event, but players like T1|MkLeo, FaZe|Sparg0, Acola, Moist|Light, Solary|Glutonny, CR|ProtoBanham, Liquid|Dabuz and many others are part of the competition for the $15,495 prize pool.

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REV Major 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

REV Major 2022 is back in action this weekend and will be happening in Manila, Philippines.

Notable players set to compete include DRX|Knee, RB|Anakin, JDCR, Infiltration, CO|Go1, CO|Fenrich, Saint, DH|Jeondding, DUSG|Gen, Talon|Book, AMTRS|Score, DUSG|Rangchu, DRX|Chanel, PBE|Doujin, PBE|AK, Talon|Kkokkoma, DUSG|Pinya, DoToRing, VB|Vermilion, Elite|Jules, DRX|Infested, PBE|Don and many more.

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Vishera Games' Super Smash Bros. Ultimate mod causes Isabelle to fly and bounce seemingly endlessly in recent video

Call me crazy, but I get the sense that Vishera Games doesn't like Isabelle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (or maybe even in general?). That's the only explanation I could come up with after seeing one his recent videos that showcases yet another one of his mods.

In this mod, Ganondorf has been provided with a significant boost to his already massive attack power. Additionally, Kazuya Mishima's stage, the Mishima Dojo, appears to have unbreakable walls. Vishera Games' recent video incorporates these changes to create what is effectively an endless screensaver.

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Nintendo Direct livestream

Updated: The Nintendo Direct stream is now live.

The world has been left waiting over 7 months for this day, and now the dawn of a full Nintendo Direct showcase is finally here.

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Mr. R releases Sheik matchup chart for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after 3 years of Sheik experience

Though Sheik is generally regarded as a high tier in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (after a number of buffs throughout the era of patches), she's rarely used due to her high learning curve. Even though Sheik has amazing frame data and combos that carry opponents from one side of the stage to the other, she heavily relies on difficult hit confirms for kills.

One of the best players in the European scene, BKROG|Mr. R, recently released a match up chart for Sheik in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, noting how it's essentially been three years in the making.

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New Nintendo Direct to air tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET

It's been announced that a new Nintendo Direct will be airing tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET. According to Nintendo of America, this presentation will feature nearly 40 minutes of information focused on Nintendo Switch games that are releasing this winter.

Needless to say, it's been a long time since we last saw an official Nintendo Direct presentation. Though Nintendo has traditionally streamed Nintendo Direct presentations over the summer, they decided to skip that timeslot this year. However, the September Nintendo Direct streak remains alive with this announcement.

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