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Smash Melee god Armada to miss Genesis 7 over passport issues

Published: 22/Jan/2020 5:31

by Andrew Amos


Genesis 7 will be down one god after Adam ‘Armada’ Lindgren will be unable to attend due to misplacing his passport, with the Melee veteran saying that he’s had an “awful day” trying to find it.

While he’s no longer playing Singles, Armada is still a massive name in the Melee community. He finds himself at some of the game’s biggest events every year, either playing Doubles or bringing new light to the brightest stars in the game with his commentary.

He was expected to commentate at Genesis 7, the first Smash major of 2020, but he will no longer be able to attend without a passport to get out of Sweden.

Armada wins Genesis 4
Armada won Genesis 2, 3, and 4, and placed top four at both Genesis 1 and 5.

He shared his struggle to find his passport the day before he was expected to fly out to the US for the event, turning his house upside down to find his passport.

“Been looking for my passport for like seven hours today and looked everywhere in the apartment and even searched the f**king attic because I have no clue where it is,” he said. “I legit have no idea where it is. Never missed an event due to something so stupid.”

As fans all chipped in with suggestions, like getting an emergency passport, Armada’s time was coming to a close before he had to pull the trigger on missing the event.

After searching for 12 hours with no luck, Armada announced that he had no other choice but to cancel the trip to his favorite event on the calendar.

“Going to bed super sad,” he said. “Genesis 1 was my first event in the US. Genesis 2 was my first super major win. Genesis is more than just a tournament for me so it really sucks to miss out due to losing my passport.

“I appreciate all the help people tried to offer, trust me, I did follow through and checked those places too. I legit hope I never find that passport. Would only feel worse after such an awful day.”

The Smash community has rallied behind the veteran, expressing their disappointment over his woes. “Your presence will absolutely be missed,” said Julian Zhu, who was one of Armada’s foes during his heyday.

Genesis 7 will be running over January 25 and 26. Over 1,000 players have signed up for the Melee Singles tournament, while Smash Ultimate has broken through the 1,500 mark.


Fortnite director reportedly hints at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter crossover

Published: 29/Oct/2020 4:36

by Brad Norton


Hot on the heels of Minecraft’s huge arrival in Smash Ultimate, could Fortnite be next in line? Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard has reportedly hinted at that being the case.

Smash Bros. collaborations have long-been one of the most exciting aspects of Nintendo’s popular fighting game. Teasers are always the talk of the town as developers hint at what major addition could be on the horizon in a nearby update.

While the Smash community is still getting comfortable with Minecraft’s Steve joining the fight, it could already be time to look towards the next character.

A recent Zoom call between Geoff Keighley, Donald Mustard, and select fans was kept under wraps at the time. Whatever fans asked, whatever topics came up, it wasn’t for the general public in the moment.

However, as with most things in the gaming industry, certain details have reportedly leaked online days after the fact. Among the topics discussed was a Fortnite crossover in Smash: here’s what the Creative Director had to say.

Throughout this Zoom call, “a few hints had been revealed about the future of Fortnite,” prominent leaker FireMonkey’ said on Oct. 28. The first major revelation is a Fortnite announcement is lined up for The Game Awards on Dec. 10.

This isn’t the first time Epic’s battle royale has made a splash at Keighley’s annual awards show. The Block was revealed back in 2018 and another big announcement could be lined up for the 2020 show. Perhaps it relates to an upcoming in-game event as the new Season draws near. Or maybe there’s a chance we see another Smash tie-in revealed rather soon.

2018’s Game Awards shocked the world with one of the biggest Smash crossover announcements yet. Persona 5’s Joker joined the fight and now Fortnite could be next for a similar reveal. 

When pressed on the subject, Donald Mustard didn’t shut down the possibility. He simply “stated he can’t comment about it,” according to the leaked intel. Funnily enough, last time a dev said “no comment,” their game ended up in Smash.

Obviously, there’s no telling how significant this kind of crossover might be. We’ve seen everything from entirely new fighters to simple Mii skins as well. Given the popularity of Fortnite, however, there’s every chance a crossover with Smash would make waves in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for any additional teasers. Keighley’s 2020 Game Awards kicks off on Thursday, December 10.