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Reflect 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Reflect 2019 will be hosted in London, United Kingdom.

It's a new tournament series which will have a bunch of hype events, with some of the notable players attending being Mouz|Problem X, NVD|Phenom, RB|Luffy, NVD|SaltyKid, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, Infexious, Takamura, VGIA|Shanks, FNATIC|Shakz, Vitality|Hurricane, FNATIC|Akainu, VGIA|VegaPatch, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, NVD|Veggey, Packz, Reason|BoltStrike, EnVyUS|Layo, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, THUGS|NastyNas, EnVyUS|NassimClaw, HappyPow, Oplon|Noka and Akainu|Kilzyou.

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Here's a better look at Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate thanks to some official screenshots plus official render and an alternate color

It had been a long time coming, but Banjo-Kazooie finally made the jump into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate via DLC though we'll need to wait until this fall to play as them on a Nintendo console for the first time in almost two decades.

We already received a reveal trailer at E3 2019 that showed off a bit of the duo in action, but now we can take a better look at how they'll appear in the game via some new screenshots including Banjo and Kazooie's character renders plus a pink alternate color scheme.

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ESAM releases his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.1.0 tier list

After the last patch made the tier list video he was editing null and void, PG|ESAM has finally managed to research the updated roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for an all new character strength ordering.

The Smash community figure goes through all of the game's 70+ characters across six different tier sections. He starts with the weakest and works his way all the way up to who he feels is number one.

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Getting Banjo-Kazooie into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was easier than you might think

Seeing Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. is something that fans have wanted for a very long time, but due to Nintendo and Microsoft being rival companies, it was a prospect that realistically seemed impossible. Despite that, Nintendo achieved the impossible and added the bear and bird into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as we saw them revealed earlier this week at E3 2019.

While the thought of such an addition being a difficult one remains, it turns out that it wasn't actually that tough to make the deal happen. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer spoke to Kotaku about the process of getting Banjo-Kazooie into Smash Bros. Ultimate, and according to him it was pretty simple.

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Here are all of the alternate costumes and colors for Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

During their Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2019 earlier this week, Nintendo unveiled two of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's upcoming DLC characters. Beloved bear and bird Banjo-Kazooie are finally joining the fight, and Hero from Dragon Quest 11 is also getting in on the action.

At this point in time, the official Smash Bros. Ultimate website only has a clickable info page for Hero, but with that we're given a closer look at the new fighter. Today we're checking out the Dragon Quest Hero's various colors in Smash Ultimate.

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I'm calling it now, I think we're going to see Master Chief in Super Smash Bros.

If your brain is wired anywhere closely to the way mine is, you probably read that title and immediately defaulted to "those two things just don't go together." My heart is still inclined to feel that way, but after thinking on it a good bit, my head is articulating an entirely different story.

A lot of us grew up enjoying both Smash and Halo, but certainly in a "never the twain shall meet" sort of way. Halo was an Xbox console-exclusive first person shooter involving a super soldier blasting aliens while Smash was a Nintendo-exclusive deviation on fighting games with a party atmosphere. If you were in the mood to play one, that meant you were probably very much not in the mood to play the other.

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Banjo-Kazooie's back air, down tilt, and forward smash ranges have impressed ZeRo — here's his breakdown of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character

We all saw Tempo|ZeRo's reaction to the inclusion of Banjo-Kazooie. Now we get to see his breakdown of the character’s moves based off his trailer.

ZeRo has been thought of as the best Smash 4 player all time. He was regarded as one the best in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as well.

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Here are the official screenshots of Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Tuesday's E3 Nintendo Direct gave us the biggest fighting game-related reveals of the entire week with the announcements that Dragon Quest's Hero characters and Banjo-Kazooie would be making their way to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC roster.

The Hero fighters are set to come at some point this Summer, and Nintendo has now updated their Smash Bros. website to include the upcoming character, his trailer and some official screenshots — Banjo's spot is visible, but isn't accessible yet.

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Infinite Rosalina and Luma tech discovered in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

As a relatively new game, and one that is still being balanced and receiving downloadable content, tech discoveries sometimes happen. Falln has located another one.

The question that normally comes with this type of tech, is ‘is it applicable in a match / set?’ or is it something just fun to see and do?

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When we think Street Fighter 6 may drop, why laggy online players should automatically lose rounds, an argument for Master Chief in Smash, and more

It's E3 2019 week and Microsoft has announced its upcoming next generation console for the holiday season of 2020, which means we have a fairly educated guess as to when Capcom may be aiming to release their next big Street Fighter title.

Nintendo announced both Banjo-Kazooie and The Hero from Dragon Quest as the next DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and both Steven "Dreamking" Chavez and Nick "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor join us to talk about these new fighters.

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Nintendo reunites Rare family in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and drops nostalgic bomb with awesome parody of King K. Rool’s trailer

Finally after leaks, speculation, and lots of hopeful fans, Nintendo rewarded its fans with the inclusion of Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

After what seemed to be the end of the E3 Nintendo Direct, there was a surprise. Nintendo had already shown a trailer for Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Banjo-Kazooie's original composer doesn't think 'Rare has the appetite' for a brand new game in the series

Nintendo sent a shock wave through the gaming community yesterday by concluding their E3 2019 Nintendo Direct presentation with the reveal of Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As the third DLC character in Smash Bros. Ultimate's character pass, we can expect to see the bear and bird sometime this Fall.

Fans everywhere have been actively talking about the big announcement, and even some of the people involved in Banjo and Kazooie's creation have commented on the reveal. A handful of the original developers spoke to Video Games Chronicle about the duo in Smash and the prospect of a brand new game in the series.

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Banjo-Kazooie and the Dragon Quest Hero have been added to the ever growing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate banner

No, yesterday was not a dream for Super Smash Bros. fans. Banjo-Kazooie and the Dragon Quest Hero were actually announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as DLC characters of the Fighters Pass.

These two combatants make up characters number 77 and number 78. The Dragon Quest Hero will be releasing this Summer while Banjo-Kazooie will be in the hands of players once more this Fall.

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'They actually put Banjo in Smmmmmaaaaaasssssshhhh' — reactions to Dragon Quest Hero and Banjo-Kazooie announcements for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo fans were in for quite a treat earlier today. Two newcomers were announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighter Pass.

Before the year is over, we'll be able to play as the Dragon Quest Hero (with skins from Dragon Quest 3, 6, 8, and 11) and Banjo-Kazooie. As you can imagine, the internet had quite the reaction to this news.

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A MP gauge in Smash? Let's have a look at the secrets Dragon Quest's Hero is hiding in our trailer breakdown

At the Nintendo Direct for E3 2019 today, Super Smash Bros. got a whopping two reveals for the downloadable content, with two heavily anticipated characters showing up. The Direct closed out with Banjo-Kazooie, a Rare-developed Nintendo classic currently owned by Microsoft, but the beginning of the Direct showed something much more aimed at Japanese audiences, namely the addition of the grandfather of all JRPGs as the Hero from the Dragon Quest series entered the fray.

That said, Dragon Quest isn't quite as big of a deal overseas. If you're curious about what exactly to expect from this JRPG originator, or if you're a Dragon Quest fan looking to see if there was anything in the trailer you might've missed, this is the piece for you. We'll take a look at all of the shots from the trailer, and see what kind of Dragon Quest content the Super Smash Bros. team has cooked up for us to enjoy later this summer.

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A variety of different egg shots, invincible golden feathers, spring jump and much more — Banjo-Kazooie Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trailer analysis

Nintendo, Rare, and Microsoft actually did it... they gave us Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros.

Earlier today, Nintendo closed out their Direct presentation at E3 2019 with the big reveal of the bear and bird in Smash Bros. Ultimate complete with gameplay trailer. Now that we've managed to come down from the initial blowing of our minds, we're going to take a closer look at what the popular duo can do in-game.

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Pro Smash Bros. Ultimate player was so sure Banjo-Kazooie wouldn't be in the game that he offered free training for all retweeters, and well...

What a day. Banjo-Kazooie has been revealed as the latest newcomer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I never thought I'd be writing out that sentence, even if the signs did point to the possibility.

One person that might be even more surprised was none other than professional Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player, TGS|Locus. He was so sure that Banjo would not be announced today that he made an insane promise to those that retweeted him.

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