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'Tech chase trapping' in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate creates true 50/50 mix ups after knock downs

"That would be too cheap. That would be too easy," exclaimed GimR in his latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video, titled "Tech Chase Trapping."

"People would know by now. People would've said something. It's too brain dead..."

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Full Bloom 5 live stream feat. Cosmos, ESAM, MVD, Zain, SFAT, PewPewU, Lucky, S2J, Duck, Swedish Delight, Marss

Full Bloom 5 is taking place this weekend at Bloomington, Indiana. Some very solid competitors will be on hand to test their skills in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Melee, with both singles and doubles competitions.

Some of the notable players in attendance include PG|Cosmos, PG|ESAM, WBG|MVD, Marss, OG|Swedish Delight, PG|Zain, CLG|SFAT, ESE|Duck, CLG|PewPewU, Dignitas|Lucky, GHQ|Kels, DIGNITAS|HugS, HLCG|KJH, HLCG|S2J and many other competitors.

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FV Cup x SEA Major 2019 early results, streams ft. Momochi, Fujimura, Tokido, OilKing, Xian, Sako, Bonchan, Johnny, John Takeuchi, Itazan and more

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

This weekend, we can enjoy some proper Asian tournament action with FV Cup x SEA Major 2019 taking place in Kualua Lumpur, Malaysia.

Some of the notable players attending this event include Victrix|Momochi, FD|Fujimura, Rohto|Tokido, UYU|OilKing, RZR|Xian, FAV|Sako, RB|Bonchan, FD|Johnny, Liquid|John Takeuchi, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FD|Haitani, CYG|GamerBee, FAV|Ryuusei, Talon|HotDog29, Talon|Denesis, FD|Otani and of course many more as well.

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Super Smash Bros. Melee and Mortal Kombat have been nominated to be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, but will have to beat Candy Crush

It very well may come as a surprise to some that Super Smash Bros. Melee and Mortal Kombat aren't already in the World Video Game Hall of Fame, but the fact that they aren't may only ring true for a short while longer.

Mortal Kombat turns 27 this year while Melee will be celebrating its 18th birthday this November. Both have been nominated along with ten other titles as potential new inductees. The competition, however, is quite fierce.

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Cuphead's creator says the character belongs in Super Smash Bros.

Hot off the heels of the big Cuphead on Nintendo Switch announcement earlier this week, a new interview with the game's co-creator discusses a potential Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crossover.

Apparently, Studio MDHR's Jared Moldenhauer really wants to see Cuphead and Mugman as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and he says he'd be more than happy to make it happen.

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Cuphead should be one of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC characters and here's why

During Nintendo's "Nindies" Direct presentation yesterday, the company announced that beloved indie title, Cuphead, will be joining the Nintendo Switch library in April. Obviously, the first place our minds jump to is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

There are several reasons why the beverage-filled hero (and potentially his blue counterpart Mug Man) should be added to the Smash Bros. Ultimate roster — other than the fact that he's totally awesome. Allow me to make you a believer.

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Here's why Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime is a bigger badass than you know, and why we're going to be extra sad to see him go

Reggie Fils-Aime will be retiring in just under a month's time, but Nintendo of America's President and Chief Operating Officer is leaving behind a legacy that few in the gaming world can even begin to compare with, and there's a good chance that you don't even know half the story.

Did You Know Gaming? has devoted an entire episode to the charismatic face of Nintendo for the better part of the last two decades, and it's absolutely eye opening to discover all the incredible successes under Fils-Aime's belt.

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Masahiro Sakurai and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate art team had to consult all IP publishers for the Classic Mode mural

During one of Masahiro Sakurai's published Famitsu columns (via Nintendo Everything), Sakurai took the time to speak about the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Classic Mode mural and how it was developed.

"A few members of the staff worked on [the mural], offering up a stylistic caricature while maintaining the integrity of the design, all the while fine-tuning their work," stated Sakurai. "In addition to getting an OK from me, though, we had to go through and get the OK from each IP’s original publisher, so it took a lot more time and effort than just having to draw it."

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Seagull Joe shares his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list

During perhaps the peak of Tempo|ZeRo's unbelievable domination of the Super Smash Bros. for Wii-U competitive scene, Sonic player Demise|Seagull Joe would be one of the very first to take a tournament set off the champ.

The high level player isn't using Sonic these days, however, as he's had the opportunity to return to his favorite character from Brawl: Wolf. Wolf turns out to be one of the stronger of Ultimate's 70+ characters, but to what degree? Joe has a full character tier list for Ultimate, and has shared it with the rest of the world.

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Final Round 2019 highlights for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soul Calibur 6, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Tekken 7

The third and last day for Final Round 2019 has already concluded. A variety of games were played at this tournament.

Although Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition was the main attraction with over 300 entrants, there was some hype competition when it came to Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Soul Calibur 6, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We've got a selection of highlights to talk about for each game.

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Differences between Peach and Daisy's turnips have been discovered for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released, the community was unsure of the differences between Peach and her Echo Fighter, Daisy. Meaningful unique properties were known for Pit, Marth, Simon, Roy, Samus, and Ryu when compared to their respective Echo Fighters — Dark Pit, Lucina, Richter, Chrom, Dark Samus, and Ken.

For the most part, it just looked like Peach and Daisy had different idle animations and taunts. Finally, something more meaningful has been discovered that can potentially separate their tier positions.

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Final Round 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Final Round 2019 is taking place this weekend in Hapeville, Georgia, and it's a massive event for several different games. This is the kickoff for the Capcom Pro Tour season, but don't let that fool you into thinking Street Fighter is the only thing happening. There are a wealth of high-profile figbhting games featured at this event, which are all listed further down.

First off, let's list some of the notable players showing up for this prestigious event — RB|Gachikun, Rohto|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, Momochi, Mouz|Problem X, FOX|NuckleDu, CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, CYG|Fuudo, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, REC|Punk, FAV|Sako, GO|Luffy, Justin Wong, RZR|Xian, NVD|Phenom, RB|Bonchan, NRG|HookGangGod, EQNX|Joey Fury, UYU|NL, Disrupt|Shadow20z, Verloren, Liquid|John Takeuchi, UYU|OilKing, MrKwiggle, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FD|Haitani, GRPT|MOV, BC|Tachikawa, CYG|GamerBee, Rise|Smug, Mago, W2W|KnowKami, UGS|XCaliburBladez, Co-D|Hoodless, SB|DoomSnake, ElectrifiedMann, RRQ|Moke, NRG|Supernoon, UGS|BBoyDragon, Disrupt|Joonya20z, KoDee and of course many, many more.

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The world's best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player claims Lucina is overrated

It can be argued that FOX|MKLeo is the current world's best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitor and Lucina user. His first place finishes at Genesis 6 and Smash Ultimate Summit are certainly supportive of these ideas.

At this point, the thought process that Lucina is better than Marth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is well established within the community. Overall, Lucina is looked at as one of the best characters in the game. Recently, however, MKLeo has shared his opinion that Lucina is being overrated.

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DLC fighters are everywhere: Final Round character usage stats for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tekken 7 and Dragon Ball FighterZ

Final Round 2019 is running through its final day of competition with tournaments big and small bringing together players from every corner of the globe to compete in their favorite titles.

We've already covered the character usage statistics for the headlining Street Fighter 5 tournament, but now we're back to look at the other Sunday games with Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Dragon Ball FighterZ where new DLC characters have come out to play with the top players.

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Leffen reveals his Pokémon Trainer and Roy match up charts for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

TSM|Leffen is widely known for his prowess in Super Smash Bros. Melee as the most recent EVO champion in the title, but he has also been hard at work building himself up in Smash Ultimate since it launched trying to learn and improve people's knowledge of characters and mechanics.

The Fox Melee main began his time in Ultimate playing Pokémon Trainer before finding himself in a character crisis until he finally settled on Roy. After reaching a sub goal on Twitch, Leffen released his personal match up charts for both of his characters where he obviously feels that one is better than the other.

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Here is the get up attack range tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster currently sits at 75 characters thanks to the addition of the Piranha Plant as the game's first post-launch fighter. Notably, Joker from Persona 5 and four other DLC combatants will be joining the fight at some point as well.

As a result of this, the game's roster of fighters are made up of different shapes and sizes. The attributes of someone like King K. Rool are unique when compared to Jigglypuff's attributes. Essentially, different characters are different.

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Rapid jabs locking you down in shield stun until you get hit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? GimR has a tip on how to escape this scenario

Rapid jabs are a great option in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These often lock opponents down in shield stun until the attacker is pushed away or the defender is shield poked.

Normally this scenario is difficult to escape since rolling invincibility doesn't actually kick in until about the fourth frame. Unfortunately, the rapid jabs will keep you in shield stun between hits so you can't even roll to safety.

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