When it comes to competitive Pokémon, many players have good luck charms. A lot of the time, that means tournament tables are crowded with plushies. But for Ashton Cox, as he won the first Latin American International Championship last weekend, it was a pineapple.
Last weekend’s big Pokémon tournament in Australia saw many famous players, including two world champions, duking it out for the top title. Zoe Lou, a player with no previous major finishes, stunned and thrilled the community by rising above competition. In doing so, she has become the first woman to win an…
Teabagging is a relatively new phenomenon in the fighting game community, but recently it has caused a stir among Killer Instinct competitors following a temporary tournament ban on the taunt.
Although Super Smash Bros Melee closed out this weekend’s Genesis 4 with a bang, a cloud of controversy hangs over the tournament due to rule complications during the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U finals. The competitors most affected are looking for answers and, perhaps most surprisingly, compensation for the match…
Talonflame, a fire/flying Pokémon, took over the competitive scene after it was added to the monster compendium with Pokémon X & Y. For the last three years, wise competitive players made sure to prepare for Talonflame’s appearance on the enemy team. Everything changed after the release of Sun and Moon.
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.
Wanna see a Pikachu in a party hat wreck some Fox McClouds? Of course you do.
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.