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Rumor: Longtime Super Smash Bros. Ultimate leaker Vergeben claims to know who WON'T be the character next after Terry Bogard in the Fighters Pass

November is just around the corner at this point. Considering how big of a deal Black Friday can be for businesses, Nintendo has a tendency to release their Nintendo Direct program around this time every year.

Needless to say, rumors tend to start running rampant. Having said that, it's best to take these so called "leaks" with a grain of salt as we won't know the validity of such claims until Nintendo starts revealing stuff.

Since the game's initial reveal, Vergeben has been providing a steady stream of information regarding unannounced content for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. After being prompted by users on GameFaqs, Vergeben recently had a statement regarding another rumor on who the fifth fighter after Terry Bogard of the Fighters Pass will be.

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'I don't think Mr. Sakurai likes Blanka very much' - Yoshinori Ono comments on the world warrior's potential to show up in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Capcom has some of the biggest representation in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for a third party company with Mega Man, Ryu and Ken all part of the playable roster alongside a number of additional Assist Trophies and stage bosses as part of the biggest crossover ever.

Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono always carries around a small toy of Blanka wherever he goes, so one fan took the opportunity during a recent Q&A session to ask if the electric fighter ever had a chance of making it into Smash.

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Sliding across the stage, Pichu's Thunder combo breaker, and more — Beefy Smash Doods review awesome interactions in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Beefy Smash Doods are currently on episode 37 of their Super Smash Bros. Ultimate interaction review series. During these videos, they dissect replays and clips that are sent their way.

In this particular episode, they witness a unique scenario that has a character careening off the stage despite being hit by Ken's Focus Attack — which is supposed to crumple the opponent.

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A rumor about Minecraft 2 and Doomslayer being in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is trending on Twitter – you shouldn't believe it

Leaks from 4chan are a dime a dozen and will usually dissipate about as quickly as they're conjured up, but sometimes the power of good timing and wishful thinking will grant credence to statements that certainly don't deserve it; that's probably what's going on today.

Twitter users in the United States might have noticed that "Minecraft 2" has been trending as of late, and the reason for this is an alleged leak about an upcoming Nintendo Direct. Said leak claims to know all that the next Direct will be discussing, including Minecraft 2, the release date for Terry Bogard in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and the identity for the fifth DLC character in Ultimate: Doomslayer.

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Armada releases his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Inkling match up chart

Alliance|Armada and PG|Cosmos have been making the rise of Inkling in tier lists a real thing again. For awhile, Inking had fallen off, and results were down.

Prior to participating at Smash Ultimate Summit 2, Armada dropped a matchup chart. Take a look below to see who he thinks matches up well and who doesn’t with Inkling.

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Palutena can neutral air Ridley into oblivion on Battlefield in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Palutena has been long viewed as a top tier fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Most notably, NRG|Nairo has been achieving the best results with her.

We have heard from other pro players about how strong Palutena is. This combo may just reinforce it.

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Smash Ultimate Summit 2 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

A new Summit is upon us, and this time it's the second Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Summit, which is as usual happening in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

The 16 players participating in this installment of the Summit series are FOX|MkLeo, TSM|Tweek, NRG|Nairo, GW|Zackray, Liquid|Dabuz, PG|Marss, eU|Samsora, Rogue|Light, CLG|VoiD, PG|Esam, Tea, TG|MuteAce, Anahuac|Maister, TSM|Leffen, OEG|RFang and Alliance|Armada.

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First Attack 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

First Attack 2019 is happening this weekend, and it's taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Some of the notable players set to compete are REC|Punk, CYG|Fuudo, UYU|OilKing, RZR|Xian, CYG|Daigo, ASM|Wawa, NuckleDu, EG|NYChrisG, SB|801 Strider, iDom, VGIA|Shanks, AZ|Kichipa-mu, UYU|JB, Rise|Smug, RB|Luffy, Bandits|MenaRD, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FOX|Dekillsage, BC|ApologyMan, RRQ|Moke, CYG|GamerBee, BC|Tachikawa, SB|DR Mandrake, Zenith, ASM|MisterCrimson, RES|Pikoro, Umbrella|Dark, END|Shine, SB|DoomSnake, W2W|KnowKami, EF|ElTigre, Keoma, Supernoon, Flux, F3|Lilo, WGH|EnergieMarduk, MGR|NovaMage, EG|Ricki Ortiz, though there are of course many more as well.

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Pichu, Pokémon Trainer, and Peach were the most popular but there was a lot of character variance at Smash Ultimate Summit 2

Smash Ultimate Summit 2 is a major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event that has gathered 16 competitors for a tournament. While this sounds like a small event, these players are only able to be entered through invitation, votes, or based on performance at other tournaments.

As a result, those present are most certainly among the best in the world. This gives us an excellent opportunity to see how the meta is shaping up by looking at which fighters are being played.

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Leffen vs. Tweek set at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Summit 2 was an amazing display of the Pokémon Trainer

Many eyes of Smash fans have been glued onto Smash Ultimate Summit 2 this weekend. While there are only 16 entrants at this particular event, it can be argued that they are among the best competitors in the world.

As a result, we're seeing a lot of hype match ups occur as players are already being eliminated. Thus far, one of the best sets witnessed pitted TSM|Leffen against TSM|Tweek.

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Former Capcom Cup champ Momochi compiles his best plays and hilarious failures as he attempts to learn Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Ken

Victrix|Yusuke Momochi has long been one of the best Street Fighter players in the world having won Capcom Cup in the past and tons of other massive events though he's recently been splitting his attention with a different big title.

The professional fighting game player has been streaming a lot of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as of late trying to learn the game with his boy Ken, and now Momochi has put together a hilarious compilation of his best plays and worst mishaps while playing the game online making the typically calm player leap out of his chair multiple times.

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What changes are needed in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Mew2King and Salem give opinions on what they'd like to see in patch 6.0.0

We know that Terry Bogard is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and with every DLC fighter comes a balance patch that usually alters the metagame along with the overall tier list.

So what changes SHOULD come to Ultimate the next time we see an update? FOX|Mew2King, and MVG|Salem have compiled a wish list of what they'd like to see in the incoming patch.

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Geirrod Van Dyke's daguerreotype-style drawings are hauntingly good

We're excited to highlight the unique fighting game art of Geirrod Van Dyke, an artist who draws his subjects in a very realistic manner, as though they were created with the daguerreotype.

For those of us who have never heard of the daguerreotype, (or at least don't remember it from that Film and Modern Art class back in college – sorry professor Jenkins) it was the very first publicly available photographic process invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre in France in 1839.

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The Art of Luigi: Izaw's in-depth guide to playing the plumber in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Luigi has been a hit-or-miss fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate so far. We've only seen one player NVR|Elegant succeed in achieving results with the fighter.

With that being said, the character still has immense potential in Ultimate. Izaw gives us the ins and outs of the younger of the plumber brothers.

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Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has an entire second house mainly for work purposes

The incredible work ethic of Super Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai is no secret in the gaming world. The guy works hard. Really hard. So hard, in fact, that he landed himself in the hospital during the development of Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Sakurai's devotion to his work is second to none, and just when you think he couldn't do more when it comes to his job, we learn that the long-time video game developer actually has a second home mainly for work purposes. This information comes from the latest Sakurai column in Famitsu magazine, thanks to the translating efforts of PushDustIn and nokoloc.

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ZeRo details which fighter is the best heavy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

We have a defined group of top tiers at this point in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In particular there a few heavies sitting near the top.

Wario, Snake, and Charizard sit at the top — with Charizard being attached to Pokemon Trainer. So who's the best heavy out of the rest? Tempo|ZeRo recently put together a video in which he tries to find the answer to that question.

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Spot dodging giving you trouble in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Here are five tips to help you deal with that pesky defensive option

Spot dodging in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an extremely important option to understand if you want to succeed in the game at any capacity. Not only do you need to use it in high pressure situations, but you also must be able to punish it consistently.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in particular, spot dodging is better than it has ever been before. This is thanks to the ability to cancel the last five frames of the action into any ground normal or special. In other words, any attack that isn't a dash attack, aerial, or grab.

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