Super Smash Con 2019: Mr.R explains why it's difficult to practice as a European player - Dexerto
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Super Smash Con 2019: Mr.R explains why it’s difficult to practice as a European player

Published: 9/Aug/2019 22:28 Updated: 10/Aug/2019 1:27

by Brent Koepp

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While at Super Smash Con 2019, Dexerto talked with Ramin ‘Mr.R’ Delshad about the difficulties of Smash players practicing in the European region, as well as his origins of joining the pro scene. 

Mr.R is one of the top Chrom and Snake players in the world, ranking 36th on the Spring 2019 PGRU, and taking 13th-16 during EVO 2019. 

The Dutch-based pro opened up to D’Ron ‘D1’ Maingrette about his early start getting into Smash, as well as the challenges of practicing in Europe compared to other countries.

Rose SilvestreMr.R says it’s more difficult to practice as a Europe region player.

The difficulties of practicing in the European region

The Smash pro talked about the difficulties of training in Europe, due to less top players in the region overall. 

“There is a gap. There is more top players in Japan and the US, than Europe. So for every 2 to 3 top players, there is 10 here. We have top players, just not as many, and we don’t travel as much either.” he said.

Mr.R then explained further about the gap that exists between top players and casuals in the region: ”Practicing in Europe is a little bit harder, because average play if you just practice with anybody the average player is way worse than those in Japan or America.” he said.

“But if you practice with the right people, you can still get better. It requires more effort, more traveling as well.”

NintendoThe Chrom main started out as a casual player before moving onto the pro scene.

His introduction to the European pro scene

When asked about his start as a pro Smash player, Mr.R admitted he started out as a casual player, but got serious once Brawl released.

“I used to play Melee a lot when I was a kid. As a casual player,  I played against CPU’s all day. I played against like two level 9 CPUs, and I was like I can handle three level 9 CPUs, I must be like the best player in the world. Little did I know I was far from that,” he said.

The Chrom main also detailed how he became connected to other players in the Netherlands: “Then Brawl came out and I played online a lot, and I played on this website called ‘All Is Brawl’, and there was this online ranking which I competed in, and behind your nickname on the website you could see your flag and where you were from.”

“I got top 10 on the ladder worldwide and had a Dutch flag behind my name. A good friend of mine ‘Gregs’ who is from the Netherlands, he saw my name on the top 10 list. So he sent me an invite to one of the local tournaments.” he explained.

Mr.R recently took 13-16 at EVO 2019 on August 4, and 5-6th at Smash Factor 8 on July 7.

Super Smash Con 2019 runs from August 8 – 11, so make sure to stick with Dexerto for more updates, interviews, and more.

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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.

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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!

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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.