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Here's how Captain Falcon fares after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's latest patch according to Fatality

While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has seen quite a bit of balance change in the last few months thanks to a pair of patches, Captain Falcon hasn't received any tweaks at all.

Though he's stayed the same, the majority of the roster has evolved around him, thus making it apt for a pro player like Griffin "RCS|Fatality" Miller to update us all with a new Captain Falcon match up chart.

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Update: Top 10 most requested DLC fighters ranked for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in US, Europe and Japan

Update:You can check out our final Super Smash Bros. poll results after the jump where four potential fighters in particular far outpaced the rest of the choices.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate added in some of the most highly requested fighters ever that had never appeared in the series before like Banjo-Kazooie, Simon Belmont, King K. Rool and Ridley, but fans' lists for new character ideas remain almost never ending.

Reddit user Zelcf recently released a ranking chart breaking down which characters are still most highly sought after to come to the crossover fighter and split it up into three regions: the United States, Europe and Japan.

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Mew2King will officially return for The Big House 9 for Super Smash Bros. Melee

It seemed that more and more of the famed Melee Gods were leaving the competition via retirement or moving on to new ventures. First EG|PPMD, then Alliance|Armada, and finally FOX|Mew2King stepped away from competing in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Mew2King confirmed what The Big House announced on Twitter — he will be competing in Super Smash Bros. Melee at the tournament. It’s a return after a long hiatus.

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Joker, Peach, and Snake are three of the five characters Armada would nerf in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will continue to see patches come as more characters are added to the game. The five characters Armada talks about in his recently released video can be found within the top 20 of our community voted tiers section. Take a look and vote on the fighters you think should be higher or lower.

Alliance|Armada is one of the Melee Gods. His opinion is one that is widely respected, so when he gives five fighters he'd nerf, people, tend to listen.

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PDP's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Wired Fight Pad Pro is a solid controller option for under $30 with only minor drawbacks

During the months before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate saw its official release back in December 2018, I went on a search for a solid controller at a decent price. Though using a Gamecube controller was an obvious option, I didn't want to have to deal with grabbing one and the adapter needed to use it, so I ended up forking over the money for Nintendo's $70 Pro Controller for the Switch — luckily I got it on sale at the time.

While doing my research, I came across the first wave of PDP's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Wired Fight Pad Pro controllers, and while they were the main candidate I was considering after Nintendo's official pad, I chose to go in a different direction as third=party peripherals usually give me pause due to a lack of quality. Little did I know that if I had actually purchased PDP's Fight Pad Pro back then, I would have been pleasantly surprised.

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Dabuz rates Banjo-Kazooie and the rest of the cast in his version 5.0 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list

Liquid|Dabuz is known as being one of the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitors in the world. He's particularly renowned for his Olimar and Rosalina & Luma play. At the latest tournament he attended, Glitch 7 Minus World, he came in 3rd place.

Although version 5.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate didn't bring about many changes to the balance of the game, Banjo-Kazooie was added as a fighter. Dabuz has recently unveiled a new tier list that showcases his opinions. Always feel free to compare top player opinions to our community voted tier section.

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Banjo-Kazooie's potential in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was demonstrated to us by Tweek with his run at Glitch 7 Minus World

Banjo-Kazooie was recently released as the latest playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Initial impressions from a variety of players seem to indicate Banjo-Kazooie as a fighter that's mid or high tier. Notably, the bear-and-bird duo currently sits at number 24 on our community voted tier list.

At Glitch 7 Minus World, we had the opportunity to witness high level gameplay with Banjo-Kazooie at an S tier event, courtesy of TSM|Tweek. With Pokémon Trainer and Wario as backups, he ended up placing at 7th place in an event with over 550 entrants.

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Masahiro Sakurai had a big focus on character graphics in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Masahiro Sakurai had three concepts he wanted to stick to for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He wanted as many fighters to exist in the same game without it looking like they don't belong, he wanted to create distinct stages that display the unusual appeal of them, and lastly wanted the game to have constant complete HD and 60fps graphics.

With that in mind, undertaking the huge project of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took much maneuvering and work. Keeping the graphics at a high level is remarkable with such a diverse cast of combatants.

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Explaining Joker's jagged hitboxes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Rekzis

It's widely accepted at this point that Joker is top tier. He may very well be the best character in the ever-growing Ultimate cast.

We've seen some crazy hitboxes out of Joker since he was released. That back air for instance, or the Arsene-assisted counter all have raised an eyebrow at some point. In this video, Rekzius breaks down the fighter to give us a better idea of how his attacks work.

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Smash Camp: End of Summer results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Smash Camp: End of Summer is a tournament that's happening this weekend in Prescott, Arizona.

Some of the notable players attending are Tempo|Axe, C9|Mango, PG|Zain, HLC|S2J, VGBC|aMSa, Ginger, Captain Faceroll, n0ne, TG|Westballz, ESE|Duck, Medz, ARMY and Spark, though there are of course many more as well.

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Glitch 7 Minus World results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Glitch 7 - Minus World is happening this weekend in Laurel, Maryland.

Notable players attenting include eU|Samsora, TSM|Tweek, NRG|Nairo, Liquid|Dabuz, Rogue|Light, PG|Esam, MVG|Dark Wizzy, AG|WaDi, Puppeh, PG|Cosmos, SpS|LeoN, Rivers, Stroder, dB|Yeti, Salem, NVR|Elegant, TG|MVD, CLG|VoiD, APE|Goblin, Jakal, Lui$, Armada|BestNess, NPT|BlazingPasta, Wishes, TG|MuteAce, Mr. E, Suarez, Juice, Fatality, DA|Sinji, Ho3K|Gen, LingLing and many more.

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Wolf, Fox, Pokémon Trainer, and R.O.B. were the most frequent character choices in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's top 64 of Glitch 7 Minus World

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event at Glitch 7 Minus World had over 550 entrants that were competing this weekend. eU|Samsora, TSM|Tweek, NRG|Nairo, Liquid|Dabuz, Rogue|Light, PG|Esam, MVG|Dark Wizzy, AG|WaDi, and many others were among the notable names that were present at this event.

Taking a look at the fighters that made it into the upper end of brackets for tournaments like these can be very telling about which fighters are the most successful right now. As a result, we've gathered stats on the top 64 portion of the bracket for Glitch 7 Minus World.

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Kumite in Texas 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Kumite in Texas 2019 is happening this weekend in Arlington, Texas.

Players attending this event include Disrupt|Shadow20z, Jimmy J Tran, AXL|XCaliburBladez, MrKwiggle, BDG|NG-Obscure, PG|Speedkicks, FSD|Rikuto, Killy Delorean, Co-D|H0oDLeSs, UYU|Deoxys, Coosco, KoDee, Trungy, ElectrifiedMann, Shinblade, Lil Majin, CrazySteady, UGS|BlackMoonRisingX, DS|Shirdel, Disrupt|Joonya20z and many more.

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Thunderstruck 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Thunderstruck 2019 is happening this weekend in Monterrey, Mexico.

Players attending this event include Rise|Smug, SB|801 Strider, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, FOX|Dekillsage, BC|ApologyMan, TGS|CeroBlast, Kusanagi, AZE|Maximof, SB|DoomSnake, Supernoon, BC|LordKnight, PG|Nakkiel, ElTigre, GetGosu|Darlan, Radiance|Commander Jesse, Gama, RH|Zeromex7, SubatomicSabers and many more.

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Banjo Kazooie's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appearance was groundbreaking in more ways than you'd think; Did You Know Gaming covers the charismatic duo

It's been nothing but fun since Banjo and Kazooie made their way in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and while we don't expect you to take too long a break from the egg-shooting, paw-punching action, we do have a little BK trivia we think you'll enjoy.

Did You Know Gaming's latest project focuses on none other than the lovable bear and bird duo as the well-researched YouTubers take an insightful look over the history of Banjo Kazooie.

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Five bad habits you must fix to be good at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — Jtails gives his keys to improving

Trying to go professional or take that next step on the path to greatness at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be difficult. Many mid-to-low level players make a handful of mistakes that prevent that progression.

In this video, you can see how to break those habits that are preventing your ascension. These are five mistakes most of us make daily within the game.

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How many more DLC characters can we expect beyond Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass throughout the game's lifespan?

Following the reveal that Terry Bogard would be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster as the fourth DLC character of the Fighters Pass, we learned that even more gaming icons would be joining the fight.

Having said that, no details about these additional challengers have been provided. Still, we might be able to infer a few clues about the game's final roster count after Nintendo is finished supporting the game with post-launch content.

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