Nothing beats the adrenaline high of watching a close call in a competitive match—and that’s especially true with Smash Bros., a chaotic game where unexpected things happen all the time.
Last weekend, things didn’t look so great for Smash Bros.’ top player, Gonzalo “Zer0” Barrios. For a moment, it seemed like reigning champ might actually lose a tournament.
Super Smash Bros. got a big update today, adding something that fans of Nintendo’s colorful mash-up fighting game have been eagerly awaiting: an online tournament mode. Once they started to get their hands on the update, though, many weren’t thrilled to see what had become of it.
Blizzard has benched the best assassin in its up-and-coming MOBA Heroes of the Storm, banning StarCraft star Zeratul from use in the game’s first real round of professional tournaments for the indefinite future.
“It just boils down to what kind of meta we want to see.” Avid Smash Bros. player and YouTuber Omni makes a strong case for not allowing custom moves in the game’s tournaments in the aftermath of EVO accepting them last weekend. I guess this means the debate is officially not settled yet!
If you talk to Smash Bros. players right now, they’ll tell you there’s a war going on over the Wii U game’s custom moves. The next front will be waged this weekend at EVO, because it’s the first major fighting game tournament that’s made them legal.
Player Pascal Maynard found a relatively rare card during one of the biggest Magic tournaments of the year. And while it didn’t fit his deck strategy, he kept the card and put it up on eBay. Because of this and because thousands saw it live, the card sold for a crazy amount of money.
Despite being nearly 15 years old and having had a couple of sequels, Super Smash Bros. Melee is still alive and thriving. The fans won't let it die. Usually, the community enthusiasm around Smash Bros. is admirable. But last weekend, at the biggest Smash Bros. tournament ever held, fans' endless love for Melee turned…
One of the most accessible esports going, Hearthstone also proved itself one of the most open to denial of service attacks over the weekend, as three online tournaments were interrupted by attacks in two days.
Don't be fooled by Jigglypuff's cutesy exterior. In the right hands, the pink Pokémon can be an absolute monster.
"I can't wait to see it work," the Smash Bros. tournament announcer said as he watched one of the fighters struggle to land a mighty blow. "It's gonna be at the top of the subreddit." And so it was. Sometimes, fortune favors the goaded.
Not gonna lie: watching this compilation video of amazing Captain Falcon plays made my pulse quicken. It's just so hype!
Nailing a good Falcon Punch is probably one of the most satisfying things to do in Smash Bros. And while you don't see them all the time in competitive play, the Falcon Punches that serious players land can be very bombastic.
All you need is a row of projection screens, some colorful lighting and large dark room to put them in. If you do it right, the gamers will bring the funk to finish it off. BronyCon does it right.
16 talented Smash Bros. players, all duking it out for the number one spot: it's the Smash Bros. invitational, and you can watch it right here.
With all the world championship tournaments going on over the last few months, one tournament was sort of left in the wind. While this might have happened earlier this month, it's still interesting. During this year's Yu-Gi-Oh World Championships, a new King of Games was crowned.
Tougeki, one of the biggest fighting game tournaments in the world, is being temporarily suspended due to "extenuating circumstances". More here.
We rounded up livestreams of the EVO fighting championships for you before it began this past weekend, but if you weren't around to watch and want a peek at the last battles and winners of the individual tournaments, you're in luck. I've rounded them up for you down below. Enjoy! Oh, and don't blame my reuse of the…
Watch two separate tournaments and a livestream of the EVO 2012 panels right here on Kotaku, presented to you by Shoryuken and Twitch.TV. You can also find the full, three-day schedule down below.
Bummed that you can't make it to Dallas this weekend to hang with Kotaku at QuakeCon 2010? Quake Live TV will be bringing you live coverage of all the major tournaments, so all you'll need is a cardboard Totilo cutout.