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Smash Ultimate Summit results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another Smash Summit is upon us, but things are quite different this time.

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Rumor: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to possibly receive Home-Run Contest and Stage Builder in a future update

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate won a lot of fans over by including every character that ever appeared in the series into one game along with almost all of the stages though there were some other classic modes that were unfortunately left behind.

Two of said modes left out at launch, however, may still find life in Ultimate in an upcoming update in the form of Home-Run Contest and Stage Builder if recent data-mining discoveries are to be believed.

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ZeRo releases his full Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list for version 2.1

For the past few days, Gonzalo "Tempo|ZeRo" Barrios has been releasing his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.0 / 2.1 tier list. Today, he has released the final piece of the puzzle.

In part one, ZeRo talked about the five worst characters in his eyes. For the second part, he then went over the 38 average fighters. As for part three, he took the time to elaborate on the strengths and weaknesses of the combatants that just fell short of top tier.

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Shrek actually made his way into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate via a new swamptastic mod

Modding culture in video games has breathed new life into older titles and even created brand new games that have gone on to be their own massive hit like Counter Strike, but most of the mods we see here in the fighting game community are primarily different costumes or character skins to freshen things up.

Shrek has long been one of the biggest "meme" characters associated with Super Smash Bros. alongside other fighters like Dragon Ball's Goku and Waluigi, but modding actually opens up the possibility put them in the titles whether they belong or not.

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Chrom is Roy's Echo Fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but properties on their forward tilts and jabs are vastly different thanks to animations

As everyone should already know by now, Chrom is Roy's Echo Fighter — a "clone" that reuses a lot of animations in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, the differences between Roy and Chrom are probably greater than the differences between Peach, Samus, Pit, Marth, and Simon and their respective Echo Fighters (Ryu and Ken are a completely different story).

For one, Chrom's up special probably works more like Ike's Aether — except without throwing it — rather than Roy's Blazer. This makes it so that Roy has a safer time going off stage when compared to Chrom.

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ZeRo's third part of his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.1 list reveals the high tier characters

Earlier this week, Gonzalo "Tempo|ZeRo" Barrios had begun his tier list series for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 2.1. In part one, he talked about the bottom tier and the low tier characters. As for part two, he went over the 38 mid tier combatants.

ZeRo has released his third part out of four today. This time he's going over high tier fighters. While the second part in the series lasted over an hour, this third part will require a little over 45 minutes to hear all of ZeRo's opinions.

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One of the Melee gods looks like he may be a problem in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with his Inkling after taking on ZeRo

Smash Ultimate Summit is going on this weekend where members from the entire Smash community — Melee, 4 and everything in between — have come together to put on a show and perhaps reveal who is the strongest contender in the new game's early life.

Before the fun started though, Alliance|Armada and Tempo|ZeRo — arguably the best / most decorated players from their respective past titles — came together and decided to run some sets in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate where the Melee god showed how much of a threat he can be.

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ZeRo releases part two of his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.1 tier list

Gonzalo "Tempo|ZeRo" Barrios is back with part two of his four part Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.1 tier list series. Unlike yesterday's 17-minute video, Barrios next entry is 78 minutes long.

The reason for the nearly feature-length video is the fact that ZeRo is giving each and every character their due time in the spotlight. We've seen quite a few Smash Ultimate tier lists since its release back in December, and often times players will clump a handful of fighters together without much in the way of detailed explanation.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate pro Samuel 'Dabuz' Buzby now sponsored by Team Liquid

Team Liquid has added another Super Smash Bros. player to its roster. Professional Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player Samuel "Dabuz" Buzby has officially joined the eSports organization.

Dabuz is known for being one of the best Super Smash Bros. 4 players of all time. In Smash Ultimate, Buzby has come out of the gate strong with his top-notch Olimar and Palutena play.

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Who are the five worst characters Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? ZeRo kicks off his four-part 2.1 tier list series

We're back with yet another tier list, partially speaking, as Tempo|ZeRo has officially begun his four-part Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.1 tier list video series.

We'll be getting parts 2-4 in the next three days and will be sharing the pro Smasher's thoughts as he uploads them, so be sure to check back for updates throughout the weekend.

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These realistic landscape paintings of iconic Super Smash Bros. stages are incredible

The Super Smash Bros. series allows players to do battle on platforms modeled after iconic stages from many of Nintendo's most memorable IPs. From Super Mario Bros. levels spanning most major installments to The Legend of Zelda's Hyrule Temple and Gerudo Valley, there's at least one stage within the Smash Bros. franchise's library that will undoubtedly hit you with nostalgia.

Several Super Smash Bros. backdrops have become very popular over the years due to their viability in competitive tournament play — especially in games such as Super Smash Bros. Melee and most recently, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Others are simply amazing representations of the games they're derived from.

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100% rapid jab combos are very dangerous to big-bodied characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Achieving optimal damage from your combos in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be a tricky process. You always have to account for the opponent's ability to use directional influence and SDI.

Some combos, however, are exceptionally easy to perform. What if I said it was possible to deal over 100% damage to certain characters by simply holding down the "A" button?

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Toggle option for short hop attack macro should totally be a thing for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 3.0 Spring update

Since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's release, one of the game's newest features for the series that has been annoying me (and others) is the short hop macro mechanic. As a seasoned veteran of the franchise, I don't actually need this shortcut in order to perform short hop aerials even with the universal jump squat frames.

It's because of this macro that it is actually impossible to perform a full hop aerial at the first possible frame. Instead, a short hop aerial will always come out. That's because the attack button can't be pressed until the fifth frame after the jump button was held.

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Updated: Here are all 16 of the Smash Ultimate Summit competitors

Updated: The final Smash Ultimate Summit competitor has been decided with the conclusion of Ultimate Nimbus this past weekend. Rogue|Light is the 16th and final Summit player after taking first place at Ultimate Nimbus.

Earlier: Voting for the Smash Ultimate Summit has now come to its conclusion. 15 out of the 16 competitors that will be present at Smash Ultimate Summit has been decided.

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If you somehow didn't know, Click Burgundy's fighting game artwork is the toppest of tiers

Click Burgundy is a Japanese artist we've featured a number of times on EventHubs already because of their godlike fighting game art, and their work continues to be amazing.

We've collected a dozen more pieces from Click Burgundy's recent collections where they seem to have been pretty excited about the EVO and EVO Japan line ups plus some other recent fighting game announcements like Videl in Dragon Ball FighterZ — and I guess we know which side of the pigtails vs. short hair debate they fall on.

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2GG X MetaShift: Ultimate Nimbus results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, we've got a pretty big Smash event taking place in Norwalk, California.

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Masahiro Sakurai's dedication causes him to use an IV drip when he gets sick to continue his work as normal

One could probably say that Masahiro Sakurai is a bit of a workaholic when it comes to overseeing his game projects. Needless to say, the man very clearly has a lot of passion for his craft.

For example, he went 13 months without a single day off during the development of Super Smash Bros. Melee. He would work 40 hours straight while only taking four hours to rest before coming back. This lifestyle would eventually cause Sakurai to be admitted to the hospital due to a collapse.

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