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ESAM releases his version 6.1.0 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list

PG|ESAM is generally viewed as the best Pikachu user in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Coincidentally, Pikachu is often found at the very top of tier lists for the game.

Back in October, ESAM unveiled a tier list that debuted before Terry Bogard's release. An update to ESAM's categorization of the SSBU roster came about earlier this month.

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Sumabato SP11 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Sumabato SP11 is taking place Osaka, Japan.

Some of the notable players participating are GW|Zackray, Shuton, Kome, Kuro, KEN, T, Takera and many more.

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This extra zany custom stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate actually broke MVG's Nintendo Switch, but that's not stopping people from playing it

A Japanese Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player recently created a particularly peculiar custom stage that's been rising in popularity thanks to the absolutely zany and glitchy effects it causes.

"Pyon pyon shuten" or "Hop-Hop FD" is the name of the new arena, and we now have some footage of it in action as FOX|Mew2King and Salem of Most Valuable Gaming released a video showing off their glitchy adventures on it.

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EVO Japan 2020 final registration numbers see Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with more than double the entrants of the second-highest game

EVO Japan will be starting 2020 out with a bang as one of the first major events of the year. Several of the most popular fighting titles on the market today are set to be featured on the six-game line up, and there will be even more action by way of side tournaments.

Registration is now closed for EVO Japan 2020, and the final entrant numbers have been divulged. Unsurprisingly, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate leads the pack, and it ended up with more than double the number of players of the second-highest ranked game.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate creator: Consoles usually aren't powerful enough to create all the visuals we want, but there are tricks to get around that

In his final personal column for Famitsu this year Super Smash Bros. Ultimate creator, Masahiro Sakurai, spoke on a few of the particulars of graphic development and visual design, specifically when it comes to backgrounds.

Though we're constantly processing our favorite games through the sense of sight, there's a ton of intricate decision making behind even the most nuanced details that the majority of us are widely unaware of. Sakurai sheds a little light on a few of these and shares a couple of tricks he uses to get his games looking as good as they do.

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Here are my five least favorite characters to fight against in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It seems like every fighting game has these type of characters. Those annoying characters that simply make the game not fun to play when you have to fight against them.

This doesn't necessarily mean that they're among the top tiers in the game, but something about their playstyles make them truly obnoxious. Maybe it's because they're too strong in a certain category, are one-dimensional, or have a move that interacts weirdly.

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ZeRo releases his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 6.1.0 tier list

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now over one year old, and some things have drastically changed since launch while others have largely stayed the same — like Little Mac being regarded as generally the worst character in the game.

Gonzalo "Tempo|ZeRo" Barrios was once known as the best player of Smash 4 until his retirement from the tournament scene, and even though he does not travel to compete in Smash Ultimate, he is still active in the community.

As a Christmas present to us all, ZeRo recently released his up to date tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Version 6.1.0 update based on each characters' perceived ability to win majors or be useful as a counter pick.

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The fifth Fighters Pass character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might actually be the first surprise since Joker's reveal

Not much in the way of news has surfaced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC since Terry Bogard was released back in November. Needless to say, there is this feeling of anxiousness regarding who the next character is. It's no wonder that The Game Awards' Geoff Keighley was prompted into responding about the lack of a reveal during the event.

Who could be the fifth and final character for the Fighters Pass? Unlike previous DLC announcements, we could actually be heading into the reveal without a single clue on who it might be.

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Where does our community-voted Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list sit here at the end of 2019?

It's been over a year since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released. After Terry Bogard was released, our community voted tiers section has a total of 75 characters (since certain Echo Fighters are excluded). This means that there are currently 2,775 different match ups that our readers are able to vote on.

Only version 3.1.0 has actually prompted us to reset the tiers, and that was back in May. Let's have a look at how our tiers section has developed over the last year.

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When might we learn about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 5th Fighters Pass character? Let's review the Nintendo Direct dates for an estimate

The Game Awards 2019 has come and gone, and yet there was no reveal that was relevant to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans, other than winning Fighting Game of the Year. Ironically, the show's host, Geoff Keighley, was prompted to respond to disgruntled Smashers about the lack of the reveal.

We haven't gotten anything new in regards to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate since November when Terry Bogard was released. When might we learn about the mysterious fifth character of the Fighters Pass?

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Armada releases his version 6.1.0 tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Although Alliance|Armada has retired from playing Super Smash Bros. Melee competitively (1v1), he's still generally regarded as one of the best Inkling users for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Recently, he's released a tier list that depicts his opinions on the characters that are present in the version 6.1.0 patch.

During his video upload, Armada states that he's more confident in the order of characters the higher you go. In other words, characters in S and A tier are basically ordered while those in E and F tier are just loosely ordered.

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The Game Awards' Geoff Keighley responds to disgruntled Smashers about the lack of a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reveal at this year's event

It's hard to believe that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is already more than a year old. At last year's Game Awards, just one day before Ultimate hit shelves, a special sneak peek trailer for DLC character Joker was shown and many were hoping to celebrate the game's one year anniversary with a similar showcase.

When all of the awards had been handed out and no such reveal had taken place, more than a few members of the Smash community took to social media to express distaste.

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'Phantom Footstool Farming' is the new tech that GimR believes will change the meta for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

VGBC|GimR has released a new video that details a tech that he believes has the potential to change the meta for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He's referring to this tech as "Phantom Footstool Farming."

Essentially, this has a player burning their double jump, then spamming the jump button while airborne. By spamming this jump function, you're actually buffering (or "farming") a phantom footstool.

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Mew2King releases his 6.1.0 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list

FOX|Mew2King is most well known as one of the Gods of Melee, but his competitive Super Smash Bros. career spans ever iteration of the series since including Smash Ultimate.

Having been out for just over a year now, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's meta game has evolved quite a bit from the early days of Pichu dominating events, and Mew2King recently released a couple videos to go over his current tier list of the massive roster.

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King K. Rool looks like a deadly top tier in Tweek's hands during this Super Smash Bros. Ultimate montage

TSM|Tweek is generally looked up as one of the most talented Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitors in the world right now. Although he's typically known for playing Pokémon Trainer, Wario, Wolf, and Joker at tournaments, he actually attributes King K. Rool as one of his favorite characters to play.

He's recently uploaded a six minute video that highlights his King K. Rool gameplay. Even after the buffs, King K. Rool is mostly regarded as a low tier character these days. Still, it's easy to imagine how the Kremling King looks like a top tier in Tweek's hands.

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Game Awards skit regarding the lack of a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC announcement hilariously sums up disappointing reactions

This year's Game Award Show was less exciting for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans compared to last year. Since we received word that Joker would be the first combatant to join the Fighters Pass back in 2018, it was widely believed that the final character for the pass would be revealed during the 2019 program.

Unfortunately, this didn't happen. The identity of the Fighters Pass' fifth and final character is still an enigma to the Smash community. You can certainly imagine how disappointed some people might've been regarding this.

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Where does Terry Bogard belong among the massive cast? - Keitaro releases his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 6.1.0 tier list

Richard "Keitaro" King has been part of the competitive Super Smash Bros. scene for a decade now, and it's hard to find a commentator currently in the community that has as many hours put into the game as him.

Using his thousands of matches commentated / played in Smash Ultimate, Keitaro recently streamed his process of making an updated tier list for the Version 6.1.0 of the game to show how he sees the meta currently evolving.

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