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Prominent Smash Bros leaker hints at which SNK fighter is coming to Ultimate

Published: 3/Sep/2019 22:59 Updated: 3/Sep/2019 23:39

by Michael Gwilliam

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A leaker with an extremely good track record pertaining to Super Smash Brothers Ultimate has resurfaced, suggesting he knows who the next DLC fighter will be. 

News broke September 1 that an SNK copyright was listed at the bottom of the game’s Challenger Pack 4 on the Nintendo UK website. This indicated to many that the next fighter to be announced will be from an SNK franchise. 

To add fuel to the fire, after this news spread, Nintendo appeared to cover up the leak by deleting the Challenger Pack page from its website. 

NintendoVergeben may know who the next Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighter is.
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With many trying to figure out which of SNK’s characters could up for a shot in Nintendo’s flagship esport, Vergeben, a leaker with a very accurate history, has emerged once again.

Vergeben made a post on the GameFAQs forums titled “Are you okay?” and inside he simply posted a gif of Fatal Fury protagonist Terry Bogard. 

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Terry Bogard could be seen as SNK’s most well-known fighter having starred in The King of Fighters and Fatal Fury.

Bogard recently made a guest appearance in Arika’s Fighting EX Layer as downloadable content. So the fighter has a history of showing up in other titles. 

What’s more, is Smash’s creator Masahiro Sakurai has a history with The King of Fighters. In an August 2018 interview with The Guardian he said: “In the arcades, when I was younger, there was a game called King of Fighters 95, and I thought I was pretty good.” 

How credible is the leak? 

Vergeben has leaked several fighters in the past, including third party ones not owned by Nintendo. 

Prior to E3 2019, he claimed that according to his “most proven and main source” there was a 99% chance Banjo & Kazooie would be coming to Smash. Sure enough, Banjo was confirmed. 

In the past, he correctly called that Ridley and Simon Belmont would be added to the game as newcomers and that everyone from prior installments would be returning in Smash Ultimate.

NintendoVergeben leaked that Simon Belmont from Castlevania would be coming to Smash Ultimate.

While his information hasn’t always been accurate, his Smash leaks have relatively high accuracy. 

In any case, with a Nintendo Direct scheduled for September 4, we may not have to wait that long to find out. 

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Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos

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Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp faced off against the number one Smash Ultimate player, Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez, in what was meant to be a fun T1 crossover. Instead, the League challenger got to work, trash talking and smashing about the best in the world.

Tyler1 doesn’t do anything by halves. He’s loud, and has the personality to match. He revs up his Twitch stream to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans daily, who are there not for the gameplay, but for the Tyler1 ride.

Those who caught the streamer’s November 27 cast were certainly in for a ride. The League of Legends star collided with Smash Ultimate’s biggest name, MkLeo.

It makes sense a crossover between the two was inevitable ⁠— with both being part of prestigious organization T1 ⁠— but the action exceeded everyone’s expectations. Of course, Tyler1 got trounced by MkLeo. However, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to get a stock or two, and the League streamer let the Smash pro know about it.

“Leo, I don’t think you’re that good dude. How bad are Smash players if I almost f**king beat you,” Tyler1 said, while struggling to get more than half a stock on average every game.

MkLeo didn’t take it lying down though. “You’re so bad that you’re really good at the same time,” he hit back with.

Tyler1 kept frying the big fish though. Next on his stop of trash talk was Leffen. “Leffen is a scrawny p*ssy a** b*tch. Kid sucks at f**king Smash. Rages at a children’s game, f**king loser,” he said, which had MkLeo in stitches. He had enough slaptalk for Samsora and other pros too.

Fans were also treated to some iconic Tyler1 reactions, and there was none bigger than the streamer’s bewilderment at Arsene, Joker’s Persona. “What the hell is that? Did you just enter a cheat code, bud? Are you cheating?”

After it was all said and done though, the crossover did what it intended to do. It united the League of Legends and Smash communities, and entertained everyone in the crossover that no one really wanted, but they definitely enjoyed.

“Playing and chilling with [Tyler1] really made me realize what it is to be a streamer and a gamer. Loved his personality and him as a person, looking forward to more collaborations like these,” MkLeo said on Twitter.

“T1 playing smash with Leo was actually so godlike. Makes me actually want to play league more and see if I can get to further than Masters,” Samsora also added on Twitter.

Tyler1 kept his side of the story nice and quaint though: “It was pretty fun.”