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Battle of BC 3 results

The University of British Columbia is hosting their own Super Smash Bros. event this weekend in Vancouver for the third installment of Battle of BC as part of Get on My Level Canada.

There are over 600 players registered to be in attendance including top level Smash Ultimate and Melee talent like PG|ESAM, PG|Zain, Tempo|Axe, CLG|SFAT, TUX|DoubleDime, DIG|HugS, HLCG|S2J, PA|CaptainZack, Ally, TGS|Captain L, WKDA|Shroomed TGS|Locus, MIOM|Toph and many others.

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Joker's official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character render may have been revealed by Best Buy ad

Persona 5's Joker made a surprise appearance at The Game Awards last year the day before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released to reveal that he had stolen an invitation to become the game's first DLC character.

While we still don't know what his exact release date will be or what he will play like, Best Buy may have just inadvertently given us our first look at what Joker's character model will look like in the massive crossover fighter.

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Armada releases his first tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Though he's recently retired from the game's competitive scene, Adam "Alliance|Armada" Lindgren will go down as one of, if not the best Super Smash Bros. Melee player of all time, and he's still dipping his toes into the series' newest title.

During his recent birthday stream, Armada decided to put together his first tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now that it's been out for almost four months and he's gone to a number of events like Ultimate Summit while also creating his final character rankings for Melee.

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Armada has released his final Super Smash Bros. Melee tier list

Super Smash Bros. Melee continues to stand as an oddity of competitive fighting games after it went through something of a rebirth following the tournament scene failure of its immediate successor.

Even now in its 18th year we're still seeing Melee played regularly on the biggest of stages with a plethora of excited fans behind it. Though he's moved on to playing the latest franchise title, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Alliance|Armada (one of the five gods of Melee) has built one final tier list for the game that we've been playing for nearly two decades.

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Cosmos releases Inkling match up chart for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It's hard to believe, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been out and in the hands of players for almost four months now meaning that the higher level meta has already evolved a fair bit from where we were at in 2018.

PG|Cosmos is regarded by many to be the best Inkling player in the wider Smash scene right now, and he's recently released his own match up chart for the newcomer squid boys and girls feeling that they maybe only have four unfavorable opponents.

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Want a million-hit combo in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? It'll take you 13 hours but it's extremely simple to pull off

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's training mode features a broken combo counter. It's always fun to see how high you can get that counter for each character.

What if I said that it's possible to score a combo containing 1,000,000 hits and then go even beyond that? Setting up the scenario is also extremely easy, but we'll probably never see it in a tournament match.

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Ice Climbers jab infinite discovered for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It seems that GimR has discovered an infinite with Ice Climbers' jab for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Funnily enough, the Ice Climbers always seem to have access to an infinite or two in every Smash iteration that they're present in.

Should the inputs be mastered, it could mean that Ice Climbers might escape the perception of being a low tier this time around. To perform this, you'll need to dash, jab within four frames of the initial dash animation, press forward to get Nana moving towards the opponent, press jump twice, initiate a directional air dodge down and forward, release shield as quickly as possible, and finally perform another jab within a three frame window.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has 16 dummy character slots set aside for World of Light according to data miner

Although Piranha Plant is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's first post-launch character, it is actually not part of the Fighters Pass. Along with Joker from Persona 5, we'll be getting access to four additional newcomers to the Super Smash Bros. series.

Before the game was released, 30 character placeholder slots were discovered through data mining. However, it seems that there are a total of 16 character slots reserved specifically for World of Light.

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Full Bloom 5 results

Updated: This story has been updated with the final results for the tournament. 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, PG|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 results

Update: This story has been updated with final 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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Sakurai's roster choices, Duck Hunt avoids target practice, Ryu imitates Karate Joe, and more — Rhythm Heaven style Smash Bros. Ultimate animation

Despite rumors and "leaks" during the era of Super Smash Bros. 4, we never did get a Rhythm Heaven representative in the Super Smash Bros. roster. Notably though, the Chorus Kids, the front runner for the Rhythm Heaven representation rumors, has already been located as a Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Still, fans can dream about the possibility of some crossover that goes beyond this Spirit data in the game. For example, 64 Bits has created an animation that depicts Super Smash Bros. characters performing Rhythm Heaven themed mini games.

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'I hate the online mode in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' — ZeRo discusses the game's online shortcomings

We've definitely come a long way since the days of playing the slideshow that was Super Smash Bros. Brawl's online mode. That doesn't necessarily mean that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's online systems are perfect. Far from it, in fact.

Recently, Tempo|ZeRo released a video that had him talking about many of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's problems when it comes to the online mode. Considering that Nintendo is a billion dollar video game company, one can't help but visualize the missed opportunities here.

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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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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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