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Which characters could blow up the internet if they were to be announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at E3 2019?

E3 2019 is roughly three weeks away at this point. Nintendo has already discussed plans for a Direct stream that will be aired.

It's fairly likely that the second character and potentially even third character of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass will be unveiled during the event. Historically, these type of reveals have generated a lot of hype within the community.

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The spooky ghost of King K. Rool? Here are glitches in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's latest update, many of which come from Stage Builder mode

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has already seen almost ten separate updates as developers continue to tie up loose ends and smoothen rough edges, but it's very clear that there's more to be done in this avenue as the recent 3.0.0 patch includes more than a few glitches.

To be clear, most all of these don't really appear to affect competitive game play since they often require very specific stipulations be met, many of which can only be recreated in the relatively new Stage Builder mode.

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Get On My Level 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Get On My Level 2019 is happening this weekend, and it's bigger than ever. As usual, it's happening in Toronto, Canada.

Players set to attend include Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, FOX|MKLeo, C9|Mango, PG|Plup, NRG|Nairo, Ally, TSM|Tweek, PG|Zain, Liquid|Dabuz, PG|MVD, Wizzrobe, Tempo|Axe, CLG|SFAT, VGBC|aMSa, HLC|S2J, BC|LordKnight, OG|Swedish Delight, Tamim, DIG|Lucky, n0ne, DIG|HugS, PG|Cosmos, BC|Mr. R, Westballz and many more.

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Palutena, Pokémon Trainer, and Snake were extremely prominent at Get On My Level 2019 and BAM 11 — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character usage stats

Smash fans were in for quite the treat over the course of this weekend. Get On My Level 2019, BAM 11, and Stunfest 2019 featured tournament level gameplay for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

As a result, it's time to analyze the character usage stats for the top performing competitors at the event. Since there were over 800 entrants participating at Get On My Level 2019, we'll be looking at the top 128 for that event. In regards to BAM 11, the top 32 will be the focus while we look at Stunfest 2019's top 16.

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Stunfest 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Stunfest is taking place in Rennes, France. While it may not have Capcom Pro Tour status this year, it's still got a ton of fighting game action coming your way.

Some of the notable competitors set to fight it out in their respective main titles are PXP|A Foxy Grampa, SNB|Abadango, Solary|Glutonny, FNATIC|Akainu, SST|Shuton,|Shenzo, Will2Pac, HappyPow, VGIA|Shanks, EnVyUS|Layo, Tominaga and Genki, though there are of course many more present as well.

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MKLeo is making Joker look strong in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but cracks start to show when he doesn't have Arsene at his side

Persona 5's Joker has been out as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's second DLC character for just over a month now, and it seems as though most of the professionals — and casuals — looked at him with immediate interest. One top player has stuck by the newcomer, however, and is posting strong results with him already.

Leonardo "FOX|MKLeo" Lopez Perez is considered by many to be the strongest Smash Ultimate player on the scene right now, and he's been tearing through the Get On My Level brackets this weekend using almost exclusively Joker though it hasn't exactly been flawless.

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BAM 11 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we have BAM — Battle Arena Melbourne — 11 taking place, and it's of course happening in Melbourne, Australia.

Some of the players set to compete at this event are THY|Chikurin, Rangchu, RZR|Xian, UYU|OilKing, JDCR, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, PBE|Doujin, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Yamasa|Take, Yamasa|Nobi, COOASGAMES|Noroma, CYG|GamerBee, Mago, EQNX|Dimeback, Fate|Ulsan, iG|Jiewa, Rise|K-Brad, ALUS|Yang Mian, Yamasa|Yuu, YOG|Machabo, SIN|Brandon and Somniac though there are obviously many more.

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Masahiro Sakurai discusses Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's version 3.0 patch, the reception to Joker, and shelved ideas

It was only back in April when Joker and the version 3.0 patch was launched for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In a recent Famitsu column (translated by Nintendo Everything), Masahiro Sakurai reflected on various topics concerning Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the latest content that was released.

This information came about immediately after the release of the 3.0 patch. Sakurai even states that some of the information here may come across as a little dated as a result.

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More gritty Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork from God of War's art director

Back in January, we featured a handful of art pieces from God of War art director at Sony Santa Monica, Raf Grassetti. These epic illustrations brought to life some of the characters from the Super Smash Bros. series, as well as a couple of fighters we see within the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise.

Grassetti has continued to put together Smash Bros. character art and has since shared numerous pieces on social media. Today we've got more top-notch, gritty Super Smash Bros. characters for you to enjoy.

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Best and worst Super Smash Bros. Ultimate created stages: Philips CD-i Ganon, the Mortal Kombat Pit, a plea to Sakurai for Goku

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Stage Editor feature is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it can bring about some truly amazing creations from dedicated fans. On the other hand... designs on the internet can get pretty bleak very quickly.

With new content being uploaded to Smash Bros. Ultimate's shared content section every day, we thought it would be fun to look through the creations for the best and worst fan-made stages from over the past week or so. This installment features both wacky and spectacular battlefields, so let's jump right into it.

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Pikachu gently taps Ice Climbers' Nana and sends her to a devastating death in this odd Super Smash Bros. Ultimate clip

Oh, fighting game oddities are the best thing ever, aren't they? Whether it be odd hitbox/hurtbox interactions or full-blown glitches that send characters ascending to the heavens (I'm looking at you, Chun-Li), the strange instances that can and do occur in our favorite fighters are always entertaining.

Despite the incredible level of polish and content put into it, Nintendo's massively successful brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is not immune to strange happenings. This clip featuring Pikachu and the Ice Climbers is very indicative of that.

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What surprises could Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans be in store for at E3 2019? Let's speculate

E3 2019 will start on June 11, 2019. That means that we're less than a month away from learning about what gaming companies have been working on.

Nintendo has already announced that their E3 plans include a Direct stream and a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship. Of course, it's very likely that Nintendo will have some major announcements to reveal during their Direct program. Something tells me that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans will be in for a treat.

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'Final Sakurai' custom stage puts Masahiro Sakurai into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in his iconic pose

The version 3.0 patch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate added the Stage Builder mode. Compared to Brawl and Smash 4, SSBU's custom options for stage building allows for more creativity than ever before.

While some players use their powers of creativity to create NSFW content, others actually use this tool as an opportunity to show off what they can do. "Chad :D" took the time to create a stage that places the series director — Masahiro Sakurai — into the game itself.

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Nintendo Direct stream coming May 15 focused around Super Mario Maker 2

We're less than a month away from E3, but it appears as though some video game companies want to start things early with reveal streams before we even get to the big event in June.

Nintendo announced today that they'll be holding a Nintendo Direct stream focused around the previously revealed Super Mario Maker 2 on May 15 at 3 p.m. PDT / 6 p.m. EDT.

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This is how the Detective Pikachu writers would handle a Super Smash Bros. movie

Detective Pikachu hit theaters late last week and saw major success in the box office, pulling in a staggering $58 million in the U.S. and Canada this past weekend. As the first live-action Pokemon film, there is undoubtedly a lot of hype surrounding the movie from long-time Pokemon fans and newcomers to the series alike.

With current film phenomenons like the Marvel Cinematic Universe being so vastly popular, fans might be wondering if Detective Pikachu could act as the start of something more for Nintendo characters and say, something like the Super Smash Bros. series. The writers of Detective Pikachu were recently asked how they'd handle a live-action film for Nintendo's massive crossover fighting game, and their answer was quite interesting.

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Which characters can destroy King K. Rool's belly super armor in one hit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

King K. Rool's super armor mechanic is a real double-edged sword. On one hand, it can plow through and beat most other attacks in the game. The downside is that if King K. Rool absorbs 28.02% damage like this, he'll suffer a status effect that is not unlike being shield broken.

Against most attacks, it will take several hits in order to achieve this state of King K. Rool. However, there are a number of characters that have access to attacks that can destroy King K. Rool's armor is just one hit.

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Texas Showdown 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend has a big event taking place in Houston, Texas and it's featuring a ton of different fighting games.

Some of the notable players set to attend include Mouz|Problem X, RB|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, FOX|NuckleDu, NRG|HookGangGod, Teresa, LostSoul, CJ Truth, Rise|Smug, PG|MarlinPie, W2W|Toi, CoolKid93, 1UP|PepperySplash, END|Shine, BjornSonOfBear, TGS|CeroBlast, Supernoon, Tempo|Alex Myers, AN|KizzieKay, NG|Obscure, FOX|Dekillsage, EQNX|Brian_F, Denial|JB, Crescent|Doza, Terrence, WG|Abegen, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rise|K-Brad, Danslip, TGS|ElChakotay and of course many more.

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