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Super Smash Bros Ultimate has most registered players at Evo 2019

Published: 16/Jul/2019 18:46 Updated: 16/Jul/2019 20:02

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Brothers Ultimate has by far the most registered players at Evo 2019, the biggest fighting game event of the year and seven of the titles will feature over 1,000 participants. 

According to Evo’s president Joey Cuellar, Super Smash Bros Ultimate has 3,492 registered participants. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is a distant second with 1,929 participants.

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The registration numbers for Smash Ultimate are record-breaking for any Smash event including Melee and Smash 4, but still don’t break the record set by Street Fighter V in its release year with 5,000 entrants.

The registration numbers for Smash Ultimate are record-breaking for any Smash event including Melee and Smash 4, but still don’t break the record set by Street Fighter V in its release year with 5,000 entrants.

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One reason for this large surge could be the fact that Smash Bros Melee is absent from this year’s Evo. Last year the generations old game had 1,351 registered players. Only three behind Smash Bros for Wii U which had 1,354.

But unlike previous Smash Bros titles, plenty of Melee powerhouses such as Leffen have picked up Ultimate, potentially contributing to the overwhelming registration numbers at Evo.

It is worth noting that Smash.gg does have slightly different numbers than the ones Cuellar tweeted out. 

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The registration deadline was July 14 at 8:00 PM PST.

According to Smash.gg, Ultimate has 3,512 registered players and Street Fighter has 1,934.

Additionally, it lists Tekken 7 has having 1,890 registered, Samurai Showdown (1,721), Mortal Kombat 11 (1,571), Dragon Ball FighterZ (1,191), Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (1,154), Soul Calibur VI (745) and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (641).

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The 2019 addition of Evo is scheduled for August 2-4 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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