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NFL star Le’Veon Bell did shockingly well at first Smash Bros tournament

Published: 22/Jan/2020 17:18 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 17:47

by Michael Gwilliam

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New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell attended his first-ever Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament on January 21 and did surprisingly well all things considered.

The 27-year-old decided to register for Ultimate Pizza 30 in Ohio which consisted of 44 players in a double-elimination bracket and posted about it on his Instagram story.

“This is my first Smash tournament,” the caption read as he showed off the venue and setups where players gathered around, likely participating in friendlies before the start of the event.

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Le’Veon Bell actually did well in his first tournament.

Bell came well prepared to show what he was made off too. After filming the venue, he changed his camera to a selfie mode, revealing he came with a Gamecube controller. While tournaments do allow the use of pro controllers, many Smash players view the Gamecube controller as the best possible way to play the game.

Unfortunately, Bell didn’t upload any of his gameplay, but according to the tournament’s bracket, he did a lot better than many may have expected.

Under the tag “Juic326”, Bell appeared to 2-0 his first opponent before dropping his next match 2-1 to a player named Wizard Guy. While on the lower bracket, he defeated a player named Kal in a close set but eventually lost 2-0 to Pig333, ending his run in losers round 3.

New York Jets running back, Le’Veon Bell, participated in his first Smash tournament yesterday from smashbros

Still, to come 17th place at your first tournament is a pretty big accomplishment for any Smash player.

Over on Reddit, Lunicktmm, a user who appears to be familiar with the local scene praised Bell’s play. Notably the fact he took a game off Wizard Guy, one of the better local players.

Additionally, according to Lunicktmm, the NFL star mains Mega Man. Now if only Bell would come to his next weekly cosplaying as the Capcom protagonist, that would be amazing.

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Bell apparently mains Mega Man.

It’s always interesting when traditional sports players venture into esports. Hopefully, we get to see more from him and his Smash skills in the future.

The only question is: what will he win first? A SuperBowl ring or an Evo Championship?

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xQc responds to Hungrybox’s Super Smash Bros challenge

Published: 29/Nov/2020 11:44

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has responded to Smash Bros pro Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma’s challenge of a game after the streamer had a few issues with the iconic Nintendo title. 

Just like plenty of Twitch’s other top streamers, xQc isn’t tied to one game. Sure, his fans would love to see him grinding Overwatch again, but the Canadian likes to dabble in other titles during his streams. 

Most recently, some fans got their wish as the former Overwatch League star decided to have a go at playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate online against other players. However, it didn’t work out all that well for xQc. 

The Canadian streamer let loose on his opponent, the connection, and how “trash” Smash is after a few issues with lag. However, Hungrybox wants to give him a helping hand and get xQc back playing Smash. 

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Hungrybox is considered one of the “Five Gods” of Smash.

After xQc started playing Smash during his November 27 stream, Hungrybox quickly floated a challenge out on Twitter. “@xQc let’s play smash this week,” he posted, sparking excitement from fans who wanted to see the pair go head-to-head. 

Though, xQc didn’t respond as quickly as some may have liked, taking a few hours to get back to the Smash star. 

When he did, however, he was seeking Hungrybox’s help rather than hitting him with some trash talk about a potential match. “You better teach me how to not get rolled by bottom 1% players,” the former Overwatch star replied. 

Seeing the pair join forces on one stream will, no doubt, delight fans of both – especially if Hungrybox is able to coach xQc up and turn him into a solid Smash player. 

Who knows, we might even see xQc ultimately take on Tyler1 after he managed to impress a number of Smash players with his performance against Hungrybox’s fellow pro MKLeo.