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Absurd Smash Ultimate “xtreme” meme tournament is actually happening

Published: 1/Feb/2021 22:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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A hilarious meme in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate community is finally being realized in the form of a tournament featuring an outrageous ruleset dubbed “xtreme.”

If you’ve ever been around the Smash Ultimate community, chances are you’ve seen a photo of this ruleset at some point in time. The ridiculous tournament rules are insanely strict to the point where they’re downright restrictive.

For instance, the rules state that taunting is not allowed because “it’s rude and make opponents feel bad.” Additionally, gimping, spiking directional air-dodging, counters and complaining about the rules are not allowed.

Even more strange, certain fighters are outright banned including Pokemon Trainer, Bayoneta (for being too good), Duck Hunt and every single Echo fighter with the reasoning being “they can be confusing to opponents and don’t add anything to the game.”

Smash Xtreme tournament meme
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The meme tournament is really happening.

While the rules seem like they were designed by a small child wanting an unfair advantage in their own tournament, the picture quickly spread online and into many communities.

The original ruleset stated the tournament would happen at someone’s house on February 16, 2019, with a “sharp” start time of 8:00 AM. Unfortunately, there’s no way of knowing if it even ended up happening, but that isn’t stopping one tournament organizer from putting on the “Xtreme” showcase to crown a King of Smash.

Wumbo, a tournament organizer and commentator who hosts events in the Houston, Texas area has announced an online version of the Xtreme ruleset on February 13, 2021 – with some minor changes.

This was a rule set for someone’s smash tournament…zoom in to see bullshit from SmashBrosUltimate

For one, the 8:00 AM start time has been changed to 2:00 PM CST and while no pizza or soda will be provided, the entry fee is now free for everyone. The winner, however, will still be getting pizza delivered, so there’s that!

Speaking with Dexerto, Wumbo explained that he had seen the meme of the ruleset posted a long time ago and thought it was funny.

“Now that I’m a larger tournament organizer, I like to run some off the wall events,” he added, mentioning how he had run games featuring just Legend of Zelda fighters and other weird stipulations.

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Sorry Pokemon Trainer mains, your character is banned.

As for whether he thinks the creator of the original ruleset was serious, he seems unsure. “It’s really hard to tell. It seems so personal that I wanna say it was. But someone young, you know?”

In any case, this tournament could be one of the most insane events in Smash history. Considering it’s free to enter, players may want to check it out or watch the stream for all the action and potential disqualifications.

League of Legends

TFT b-patch 11.4 notes: Olaf nerfs, Nasus & Nidalee buffs

Published: 25/Feb/2021 2:28

by Andrew Amos

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A small update for Teamfight Tactics is here with TFT b-patch 11.4. Riot is finetuning some adjustments after their big changes, with the February 24 patch including nerfs to Olaf, as well as buffs to Nasus and Nidalee.

TFT patch 11.4 drastically shook up the game’s meta. Reroll comps were nerfed into the ground, leading to the rise of Slayers and Vanguard-Mystic Neeko.

However, the changes went a bit too far. With Olaf becoming the number one comp instantly, Riot are keen to draw back his power in a big way. On the other hand, Nasus and Nidalee were hit a bit too hard for the devs’ liking.

TFT b-patch 11.4 includes changes for all of these units, and more.

Olaf AD increased, but Runaan’s change is huge nerf

Olaf has quickly risen to the number one carry in TFT with the big nerfs to all his rivals in TFT patch 11.4. Paired with Runaan’s Hurricane, he could cleave through entire teams 1v9. Now, that interaction is changing.

“Hurricane has proved to be too synergistic with Olaf, making him too powerful with the item, but too weak without it. We’re removing the Hurricane interaction, but will be giving him some AD to compensate and open up other build paths,” TFT dev Rodger ‘Minionsrpeople2’ Caudill said in the amended patch notes.

The loss of the Runaan’s proc on his ultimate makes his damage output significantly weaker. While an increase in AD will help balance out the nerf, Olaf forcers will certainly feel the change.

Nidalee in TFT Fates
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Nidalee was hit the hardest in TFT patch 11.4, so Riot are giving her a bit of love.

Nasus & Nidalee get compensation buff after early nerfs

On the other side of the equation, after getting nuked in the last update, reroll carries Nasus and Nidalee are getting some assistance. Nasus’ mana is getting decreased so he can cast more readily, while Nidalee’s damage at two and three-star is also up.

The changes may not make either comp S-Tier in the meta, but it’s a handy buff. Talon is also getting a huge bugfix that keeps his mana bar full if a target dies midway through his ability animation.

Quicksilver and Runaan’s bugs have also been squashed in the b-patch. You can find the full TFT b-patch 11.4 notes below, courtesy of Riot.

TFT b-patch 11.4 notes

Champions

Tier 1

Nasus

  • Mana: 0/80 ⇒ 0/70

Nidalee

  • Nidalee Javelin Toss Damage: 100/150/250 ⇒ 100/175/300

Tier 4

Olaf

  • Ragnarok Cleave effect no longer triggers on Runaan’s Hurricane bolts
  • Attack Damage: 80 ⇒ 90

Talon

  • Fixed a bug where Talon would lose his Mana if his target died as he reached full Mana

Items

Quicksilver

  • Fixed a bug where Quicksilver was preventing damage from Nasus’s Wither and blocking some non-CC debuffs (e.g. Grievous Wounds, mana reave)

Runaan’s Hurricane

  • Fixed a bug where Runaan’s Hurricane’s bolt was benefiting from damage amp (e.g. Slayer, Giantslayer, Hand of Justice)