Watch Smash Bros. Melee Players Compete For One Of The Biggest Cash Prizes In The Game's 15 Year History

This is what it looks like when one incredible Melee player shows no mercy.

DreamHack Winter 2016 is going on right now at the Elmia Convention Center in Jönköping, Sweden, meaning that in addition to tournaments for everything ranging from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to Hearthstone, you can also catch some of the best Smash Bros. Melee players in the world duke it out over a $30,000 prize pool. That’s the biggest non-crowdfunded cash amount for Smash Bros. Melee tournament ever.


Come for the expert wavedashing and stay to hear the commentators say nonsense things like “The first time he was being coached by Captain Crunch...”

Cecilia D’Anastasio already explained why Melee was worth celebrating on its 15th birthday earlier this week. Now you can do just that, reminiscing about those quaint times when people used to actually go over one another’s houses to play games together. Watch some of the top talent like Adam “Armada” Lindgren, Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, Joseph “Mango” Marquez and others battle it out below in-between that second and third turkey sandwich.

The tournament runs through today and concludes with the top 8 tomorrow at 12:00PM EST. You can find full details for the event here.

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For some more context, Hungrybox typically uses Jigglypuff, but since it was a pools match against a guy who clearly posed no threat, they agreed to have a Falco mirror match on the second game (Hungrybox had won the first already).

And another fun fact: Hungrybox left his engineering job this year to focus on playing Melee full-time as a sponsored player. Best of luck to him.