Smash tournaments aren’t all about the game. A lot of the Smash hype, especially in the 15-year-old Melee scene, comes from the personalities players bring to the game. At last last weekend’s The Big House 6 tourney in Michigan, personality was there in droves.
We clipped some of the hypest moments from the tournament below.
Later, Hungrybox clarified in a tweet that he “wasn’t drunk or high. I’m just weird.”
Longtime Melee rivals Mang0 and Armada faced off in an intense fifth match after a 2-2 tie. When Mango took Armada’s last stock, with one stock left, the crowd absolutely lost their shit:
Mang0 conducted his post-win interview with an American flag tied around his neck... and didn’t know where his trophy was:
“Where’s your trophy, dude?”
ESAM’s crazy lightning from Pikachu saved his partner:
As Kotaku weekend editor Ethan Gach reported over the weekend, that clutch lightning wasn’t enough to save the team from Mew2King and Ally.
Ah.... good times.