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Taipei Major 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Taipei Major 2019 is taking place this weekend, obviously in Taipei, Taiwan, and it's a huge event for several different games, most notably Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

Some of the fierce competitors who will be competing at this event are Rohto|Tokido, Mouz|Problem X, CYG|Daigo, THY|Chikurin, CYG|Fuudo, UYU|LowHigh, YOG|Machabo, Liquid|Nemo, FD|Haitani, Victrix|Momochi, FAV|Sako, FD|Fujimura, RZR|Xian, UYU|Jeondding, Liquid|John Takeuchi, CYG|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Yamasa|Nobi, UYU|NL, Trashbox, CherryBerryMango, RB|Bonchan, FD|Johnny, Talon|HotDog29, MVP|Pekos, GRPT|MOV, E.T., Mago, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Yamasa|Take, CO|Dogura, Verloren, RRQ|Moke, ZJZ, BC|Kazunoko, CoolKid93, COOASGAMES|Noroma, PG|Shen Chan, FAV|Ryuusei, Fate|Ulsan, EQNX|Dimeback, Chuan, iG|Jiewa, Humanbomb, RB|Tanukana, Yang Mian and Yamasa|Yuu, though there are countless more participating as well.

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DLC character reveal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate confirmed for Tuesday during Nintendo's E3 direct

Speaking at the end of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019, Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that they would be revealing a new character during their Direct broadcast on Tuesday at 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT.

"As for me, I'll be continuing my work on the next DLC fighter, and more information regarding that will be shared in the Nintendo Direct for E3 2019," said Sakurai.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Before they officially kick off their E3 announcements on Tuesday, Nintendo is hosting the 2019 World Championships for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 along with an invitational for Super Mario Maker 2.

The Super Smash Bros. portion of the event will be represented by four teams who qualified from around the world including some top-class players including GW|Zackray, myR|Light, Wrath, Devonte, Poltergust, Konbu, SirJon, myR|RobinGG, Kuro, Ghost, SebPro101, Ichigo, PillowTalk, DTFaux, akasa and Thunda.

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If Banjo and Kazooie make it into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as DLC here's how they might play

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is seeing the addition of four more DLC characters up through early 2020. So far, we do not know the identities of the remaining fighters.

One inclusion that a lot of people are hoping to see (including myself) is the classic duo Banjo and Kazooie. With E3 2019 coming up very soon, there's a chance of a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character reveal at taking place at the expo. If Banjo and Kazooie make the cut, here's how they might play in Smash.

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Marvel's Bill Rosemann shares which of their characters he'd like to see in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Marvel Comics and Nintendo are currently teaming up for the upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order title on Nintendo Switch. With the two entertainment giants working together, it's not a surprise that some fans are wondering if another collaboration between the two companies could take place and manifest in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Game Informer recently caught up with Marvel Games' Vice President and Creative Director Bill Rosemann to discuss Ultimate Alliance 3, his experience working with Nintendo, and more. It was there that the question of a potential Smash Bros. Ultimate crossover with Marvel was brought up.

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Best and worst Super Smash Bros. Ultimate created stages: John Travolta Pulp Fiction meme, Godzilla rises, 'Bad Luigi'

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players may never stop creating and uploading new content. Every day, the game's Shared Content section sees heavy activity, and among the creations are numerous fan-made stages using the Stage Editor feature.

Today we have an assortment of Smash Ultimate created stages for the week of June 3, 2019. Mainly featured here are designs uploaded during this past week, but we also tossed in a handful of the ones we spotted in the "popular" section this time around.

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Rumor: Prominent leaker Vergeben is 99 percent sure that a certain classic N64-era character is coming as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC

We're less than a week away from E3 now where we're almost assuredly going to see the next DLC character revealed that will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in hopefully the very near future.

Yesterday, we reported that a reliable leaker was teasing the inclusion of a certain Nintendo 64-era platformer mascot in Smash Ultimate, but now another prominent leaker in Vergeben has stepped forward to speak much more openly about what they believe is coming to the already massive title.

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Rumor: Classic N64 character hinted for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by credible leaker

E3 2019 is just a week away. I'm sure all Smash fans knows what that means. As a result, rumors and supposed leaks are running rampant on the internet about the next newcomer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

It's extremely likely that Nintendo will be revealing the next character for the Fighters Pass during their announced Nintendo Direct program that will air on June 11th at 9 a.m. PDT / 12:00 p.m. EDT. A credible leaker recently dropped a... subtle hint about the identity of at least one of the reveals.

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Here are the biggest losers of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's recent 3.1.0 balance update

The version 3.1.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the host of the highest number of changes made to the game from the perspective of balancing so far. A number of fighters have received an extensive list of buffs and / or nerfs to their kits.

Needless to say, it stands to reason that there will likely be shifts in the tier list — hence why we opted to reset our tiers section for the game. We've already talked about the patch's biggest winners. Now, let's talk about those that were nerfed the hardest.

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Olimar's hurtbox adjustments result in serious shield poking issues in version 3.1.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Patch 3.1.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was perhaps the most influential update the game has received in terms of impactful balance adjustments. A number of top tiers saw a reduction in power while some of the game's least used fighters benefited from improvements.

Among those nerfed were Olimar and Pichu. Since they are both short characters, they can be particularly difficult to hit at times. To weaken this advantage a little bit, both of them received an expansion to some of their hurtboxes.

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MKLeo is defining the meta for Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with super major victories despite having never played Persona 5

Not too long ago, FOX|MKLeo won first place at Momocon 2019 for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event held there. Following soon afterwards, he achieved the same result at Smash'N'Splash 5.

At both tournaments, MKLeo did this while using the most recent addition to the roster, Joker from Persona 5. Throughout the majors, he relied only on Joker with no assistance from secondaries.

By learning the character as quickly and efficiently as he's been able to, MKLeo is leading the charge in proving Joker's viability in the competitive scene.

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This Super Smash Bros. Ultimate newcomer Toad trailer 'leak' is likely all kinds of fake but awesome nonetheless

We're basically just a week away from E3 2019. It's extremely likely that Nintendo will have a character trailer or two to reveal for Super Smash Bros. during their Nintendo Direct program scheduled for June 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. PDT / 12:00 p.m. EDT.

Supposedly, a "leaked newcomer video" has surfaced that reveals Toad as the next character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Though it's extremely likely that this trailer is a fake, it's actually really well done.

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Smash'N'Splash 5 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend we're going to see Smash'N'Splash 5 happening in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

It's a massive event, and some of the top level talent you can expect to see compete includes FOX|MKLeo, TSM|Tweek, Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, C9|Mango, NRG|Nairo, PG|Marss, Liquid|Dabuz, PG|Plup, Mew2King, PG|Zain, PG|Cosmos, eU|Samsora, Salem, BC|Mr. R, Wizzrobe, CLG|SFAT, HLC|S2J, Rogue|Light, PA|CaptainZack, CLG|VoiD, CLG|PewPewU, DIG|Lucky, n0ne, T1|Larry Lurr, though there are of course many more ready to fight it out as well.

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Wizzrobe finds justice with Captain Falcon by winning Smash'N'Splash 5's Super Smash Bros. Melee event and makes top 8 at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Smash'N'Splash 5 was a major tournament that concluded this weekend that captivated fans of both Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Melee. In total, there were nearly 1,600 registered to compete in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and 800 entrants for Melee.

One player that managed to stand out during both competitions was Wizzrobe (unsponsored player). He competed with great success at this super major. Not only did he come in first place for Super Smash Bros. Melee, but he also managed to make top eight for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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DreamHack Dallas 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

DreamHack Dallas 2019 is happening this weekend, obviously in Dallas, Texas.

Some of the notable players you can expect to see compete include REC|Punk, Justin Wong, Scar, EG|NYChrisG, Denial|JB, PG|Hayatei, CJ Truth, Rise|Smug, Coosco, END|Shine, Brian_F, TGS|CeroBlast, Tempo|Alex Myers, Deoxys, Rise|K-Brad, Talon|HotDog29, TGS|ElChakotay, UYU|Kami, TPC|RobTV, RB|Snake Eyez, NB|DualKevin, Terrence, BrolyLegs and InC|JustAKid.

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Pichu, Pokémon Trainer, and Plautena displayed a dominant presence in the top 64 of Smash'N'Splash 5's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event

We're down to the top eight players of Smash'N'Splash 5. There were nearly 1,600 entrants registered to participate for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Although patch 3.1.0 was recently released, Smash'N'Splash 5 used version 3.0.1 during the tournament. Still, it's possible that the changes of this patch may have influenced players to spend time on other characters following this. Let's take a look at the characters used by the top 64 players here.

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Here's a visualization of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's changes in patch 3.1.0

Nintendo recently released patch 3.1.0 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As it is the most impactful set of balance updates released for the game so far, we have reset our tiers section as a result.

If you're looking for a visualization of everything that was changed in version 3.1.0, then the Beefy Smash Doods have got you covered. They've released a ten minute video that gives an overview of every adjustment.

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