Puyo Puyo & Tetris respond to Smash Ultimate Minecraft Steve DLC reveal - Dexerto

Puyo Puyo & Tetris respond to Smash Ultimate Minecraft Steve DLC reveal

Published: 2/Oct/2020 16:31

by Michael Gwilliam


For Super Smash Bros Ultimate fans hoping to see Arle represent Puyo Puyo as a future DLC fighter, it seems like the developers are right there alongside you.

On October 1, Nintendo shocked the world by announcing that Steve from Minecraft would be joining the already-packed cast of video game all-stars in a reveal trailer. Now, Puyo Puyo and Tetris have chimed in.


While the Minecraft reception has been lukewarm in some gaming circles, it certainly created a lot of discussion with gamers across the world voicing their take on the newest Smash fighter.

Over on Twitter, the official Puyo Puyo account simply tweeted: “*sees the Smash news from this morning*” along with a picture of Arle looking unamused.


This would seem to suggest that the developers are interested in seeing Arle appear in Smash. That said, it seems unlikely that the character will be coming in Fighters Pass Volume 2.

A user commented that the account “probably wouldn’t have gotten clearance to tweet this if Arle was in FP2,” prompting the Puyo Puyo Twitter to set the record straight.

“No one can control us Puyos, Tracker,” the Puyo Puyo account responded, indicating that they would have tweeted the image regardless of whether Arle was going to be in Smash or not.


Arle is a relatively popular character, often appearing high in fighter ballots. It’s likely that the Puyo Puyo devs are aware of the fandom surrounding Arle and want to play into that through tweets.

Elsewhere, the official Tetris Twitter account posted a humorous tweet about their reaction to Steve was coming to Smash. The account posted a gif of Lloyd Christmas from Dumb and Dumber saying “so you’re saying there’s a chance.”

While this may seem to imply that Tetris wants a representative in Smash, the Tetris account soon followed this up in another post. “We’re just playing around, we’re already in Smash!”


The account then linked to a Spirit Event from 2019 celebrating Tetris 99 called Attack of the Tetriminos.

Nonetheless, having some form of Tetris representation in Smash through a stage could be really unique. Though, a fully playable Tetris block may be a bit too ridiculous as a fighter.


In addition, as Dexerto previously reported, Xbox France also commented on Steve coming to Smash. After retweeting the official announcement, the account was asked about Master Chief potentially joining the roster.

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Xbox France also commented on Master Chief joining Smash.

“He’s still waiting for his invitation,” Xbox France replied, suggesting there’s a chance we’ll see yet another Microsoft rep in Fighters Pass Volume 2.

As for Steve, Smash creator Masahiro Sakurai will be showing off how he’s used along with his official release date in a live stream scheduled for October 3.

While there’s no telling what the future holds, it’s clear that many, many franchises want to see their characters duke it out alongside Mario, Link, Cloud, and now Steve in Smash.


Chipotle Challenger Series 2020: Results, teams, format, more

Published: 2/Oct/2020 7:00 Updated: 2/Oct/2020 11:05

by Calum Patterson


The Chipotle Challenger Series returned on Octrober 1, this time featuring Fortnite Battle Royale action as players and a star-studded list of influencers and streamers went head-to-head.

Both of the previous events in the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series were won by surprise teams, as unexpected players made it all the way through the qualifiers to take home the winner’s prize and a year’s worth of free burritos in the finale. 


Chipotle Fortnite Challenge Results – October 1

This time, though, the winners were a little less shocking as Furious, Ronaldo, and illest took home the grand prize – $50,000 and a year’s worth of free Chipotle burritos!

The Trio blitzed through to first place with three extremely high scoring games out of their five in the grand finals. 77 points pushed them just ahead of the second-best team on the day by a total of three points.


Full results & tournament recap.

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A look at the top three Trios at the end of the Chipotle Challenger Series event.

Who else was playing?

As well as the qualified teams, there was another stacked lineup of celebrities, streamers, and YouTubers taking part in the tournament. Here are some of the biggest names:

  • CourageJD
  • Bugha
  • Myth
  • Aydan
  • Ewok
  • NickEh30
  • Mongraal
  • Stable Ronaldo
  • MrSavage
  • Arkhram
  • Rehx
  • Ceice
  • Falconer
  • EmadGG


  • Soccer phenom Christian Pulisic
  • Hoopster Josh Hart
  • Top hoops draft picks Cole Anthony, Obi Toppin, and Tre  Jones
  • DJ Deacon Phillippe



In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there were four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams scored one point for each elimination they earned.

There was a total of four qualifiers for the tournament. Each qualifier:

  • Allowed up to 1000 trio teams
  • Had private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
  • Had a Ladder system that allowed registrants to play for the totality of the 3-hour window


Qualifying teams then have the chance to go head to head in a private lobby of 33 trio teams with streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes. Again, it was played in a private lobby, which included:

  • The top four teams from each qualifying round
  • 17 teams of invited talent
  • A 5-game series

Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool

A total of $50,000 in prize money was presented to winners of the Fortnite event. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the winners also secured themselves free burritos for a year!

  • 1st: $30,000
  • 2nd: $15,000
  • 3rd: $5,000

Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results

Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.


Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30

Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.

Full results & tournament recap

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #2 – July 16

As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.

Full results, highlights & recap

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What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?

The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.

A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.

These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.

Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.

Chipotle and esports

This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.

The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.

In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.


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