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Smash community furious as disgraced pro Ally returns to competition

Published: 24/Jan/2020 19:48

by Michael Gwilliam

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Smash Bros pro Elliot ‘Ally’ Carroza-Oyarce is making his return to the esport after retiring in 2019 due to a scandal in which he dated a 16-year-old player.

The former Cloud 9 superstar will be competing at Friday Night Smash 57 at the Montreal Gaming Centre, according to a Twitter post by the venue.

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On January 23, the account announced that “the best Snake in Brawl, the best Mario in Smash 4, and the best Snake in Ultimate” would be back at FNS 57.

This would be Ally’s first tournament back since a controversial 2019 where the Canadian confessed he lied about having a relationship with fellow pro player Zack ‘CaptainZack’ Lauth, who was only sixteen at the time.

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Notably, the community was upset with Carroza-Oyarce following the news. Former top Smash 4 player turned content creator Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios wrote that he hoped Ally would seek “rehabilitation at the least” after this “day of darkness.”

Now, with the announcement that the 28-year-old would be returning to play, controversy has erupted yet again.

“I swear to god a top player could murder someone and they’d still be allowed to play the game just because they’re good at it,” Twitter user Riley wrote in response to Montreal Gaming Centre.

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“I don’t care if what he did was ‘legal’, this man needs to be ultra banned,” GATORGANG proclaimed.

“Please don’t do this you’re only going to hurt the scene,” Techless urged.

Meanwhile, major community members including commentator Phil ‘EE’ Visu and pro Jason ‘ANTi’ Bates simply replied with the eyes emoji, but didn’t take a side on whether or not Ally should be welcomed back.

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Regardless of the situation, Ally himself has yet to comment on his Smash return, or if he will be looking to compete at other tournaments in the future.

With such a long hiatus, it’s also unclear on how well he will perform. It should be noted that many of Montreal’s top players such Jayson ‘Jayy’ Medeiros are competing in California’s super major Genesis 7, so the community may need to wait to see how Ally does against his region’s elite talent.

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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.