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Hungrybox loses his mind after insane Incineroar play in Smash Ultimate

Published: 24/Dec/2019 18:08

by Michael Gwilliam

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Smash Bros God Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma seemed to meet his match in Ultimate when he faced off against an Incineroar player named Magister online.

Hungrybox is most well known for his impeccable skills at Melee where he has won countless competitions and major tournaments. Recent buffs to his main, Jigglypuff, in Ultimate have pushed the esports star to the recent title where he’s been actively practicing.

During a December 22 Twitch stream, the Team Liquid pro was matched up against Incineroar player Magister in Elite Smash where he proceeded to lose multiple games in a row.

The moment where Hungrybox was truly stunned came after the Clutch Puff was hit with Incineroar’s super risky side B move off stage after reading his jump, resulting in the wrestling Pokemon taking a stock.

“What?!” the bewildered Hungrybox shouted as he stood up in disbelief. “How did you know? How did he go for a side B? You’re a God! You are a f**king God! How? Are you f**king kidding me?”

Debiedma was so blown away, he labeled his opponent a “Gameshark motherf**ker,” a reference to the cheat device made popular in the 90s that altered games to give players things such as invincibility in games that didn’t have cheat codes.

As the match continued, the pro player lost yet another set to the Incineroar after having his shield broken, resulting in an easy kill for Magister.

In the very next game, however, Hungrybox was finally able to quench his thirst for victory when he finally took a game off the Elite Smasher with a well-time Rest to earn the win. That said, Hungrybox wasn’t down for yet another rematch and was happy with his one win.

“Oh my God. Thank God,” he breathed a sigh of relief after the win. “1-10, that’s all we needed. Later, no more.”

With that said, Debiedma was so impressed with the player he praised Magister for “kicking his ass harder than any Incineroar and hoped that if he was watching the stream one of his viewers would gift him a sub.

It was a dominating showing to say the least and one of the few times that the Smash God was actually left visibly stunned by an opponent.

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How to get physical Smash Ultimate fighter invitations with My Nintendo

Published: 14/Jan/2021 20:29

by Michael Gwilliam

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Smash Ultimate fans wanting to send an iconic invitation to a friend or family member can now get their chance as physical envelopes can now be shipped through My Nintendo.

A common motif in Smash is characters receiving an “invitation” with the game’s logo to indicate they had been chosen to join the star-studded fighting game.

This has been seen in many DLC fighter announcements such as Terry Bogard’s and Min Min’s trailers where multiple characters fight over the invitation with whoever receives it being added to the roster.

As such, the invitations have become an iconic piece of Smash and video game history, which is saying a lot considering they’re just pieces of paper.

Joker holds smash invitation
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The Smash invitation has become a series icon.

Be that as it may, fans can now earn these invitations through My Nintendo for 400 Platinum Points. Each set contains three white, green and blue cards, envelopes and stickers with the Smash logo.

In order to get the invitations, you’ll have to follow these steps:

1) Sign in to your Nintendo Account.
2) Redeem your Platinum Points for the item you’d like to get. You will receive a promo code.
3) Select “Access Now” to visit store.nintendo.com.
4) Select “Add to cart.”
5) Enter the code that you received in the pop-up.
6) Complete your transaction and your item will be shipped to you!

physical smash ultimate cards
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The cards come in white, blue and green.

Keep in mind, however, that this is a limited-time item so be sure to grab it while you can. Interestingly, the reward code will expire on March 8, 2021.

The expiry is note-worthy as it could be yet another sign pointing towards the release of DLC fighter 9. As Dexerto has previously reported, there are plenty of indicators so far suggesting that the next character will be released in March.

The next wave of amiibo consisting of Byletyh, Terry and Banjo is scheduled for March and in the past, all amiibo releases have coincided with a DLC fighter reveal.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 spots
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Who could the final three fighters be?

March is also when the Tales Of Festival will begin, and signs have pointed to a Tales of Symphonia representative potentially being the next DLC fighter, so this is just one other thing to keep in mind.

In any case, be sure to pick up your own Smash invitations so you can invite whoever you want to the game while you still can.