Smash pro Tweek names three characters he wants in Ultimate - Dexerto

Smash pro Tweek names three characters he wants in Ultimate

Published: 17/Nov/2019 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Everyone from pros to casuals have different opinions when it comes to which new fighters should come to Super Smash Brothers. At DreamHack Atlanta, TSM star Gavin ‘Tweek’ Dempsey told Phil ‘EE’ Visu who he wants to join the cast next.

With multiple new fighters in development for Smash Ultimate after the release of Challenger Pack 5, it’s anyone’s guess as to who will be announced for Nintendo’s flagship esport next. However, if the Evo 2019 runner-up had his way, there are characters he thinks should not only be added but that he’d possibly even main.

“Is there anyone in particular you want to see come into the next one?” EE asked the Joker player.

“There’s three that are in my mind for the most part,” Dempsey revealed. “I think Geno [from Super Mario RPG] would be really cool. It’s not necessarily an attachment to him. Everyone else wants him and I’m just like ‘okay.’”

Geno is one of the protagonists from Super Mario RPG and is a fan-favorite fighter candidate for many in the Smash community.

“I like Mario characters,” Tweek confessed. “They have charm to them.”

The Glitch 6 champion went on to add he thinks Devil May Cry’s Dante would be a good fit for Smash Ultimate.

CapcomDevil May Cry’s Dante could be one hell of an addition to the Smash roster.

“I think he could be ridiculous and really fun,” Gavin continued. “I think he’d be really fitting for a player like me. Just based on how I see him as a character.”

Dante wouldn’t be the first Capcom character to make it into Smash, meaning there’s a fairly good chance Tweek’s wishes could come true in the future.

The final character the TSM legend wants added is Final Fantasy VII’s Sephiroth who he says would be amusing considered how he mained Cloud in Smash 4.

SquareSephiroth could be a great just for One Winged Angel alone.

“History repeating itself would be really funny,” Gavin laughed.

Sephiroth would be an incredible pick just because it would hopefully mean a version of One Winged Angel could be added to the music tracklist.

It’s possible any of Tweek’s picks make their way into Smash, even as the fifth characters in the Fighters Pass. As we’ve suggested, it’s looking likely the next fighter is revealed at the Game Awards in December. Only time will tell if the pro gets what he wants as an early Christmas gift.


Ryan Garcia challenges Super Smash Bros pro MkLeo to $30k wager match

Published: 24/Nov/2020 6:48 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 13:09

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Ryan Garcia might be a professional in the boxing ring, but now he’s looking to step into the Super Smash Bros. scene and take on one of the most dominant champions, MkLeo.

Ryan Garcia has been making headlines for the wrong reasons lately. However, it looks like he wants to turn a new leaf and win over some fans in the Super Smash Bros. community.

Surprisingly, he has been a dedicated fan and player of the game for many years now. “My love for smash started with [Super Smash Bros. Melee],” he said. “I watched the documentary and been playing ever since.” 

Ryan Garcia has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with Nintendo after they shut down The Big House. Now, it seems like he’s willing to put on a spectacle for the community and take on one of the biggest names in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Ryan Garcia MkLeo Super Smash Bros Fight
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Ryan Garcia is one of the best boxers in his division.

“I challenge MkLeo to [a] 30,000$ [Super Smash Bros.] match,” he said.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, he also called for it to be a best-of-two series, meaning fans would get more of a show.

Leonardo López ‘MkLeo’ Pérez is widely considered to be the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player. He’s always risen above and beyond any challenge, and it wasn’t any different this time around. “Hey, I’m down to make this happen,” he said.

Naturally, he’d be the heavy favorite. It’s the equivalent of him stepping into a ring against Ryan Garcia, except the other way around. Still, Ryan Garcia was keen to get the ball rolling and asked him to “set a date.”

Ryan Garcia and MkLeo have more or less made a gentlemen’s agreement over the bout. But nothing is set in stone until an official announcement has been made. 

It’s an exciting prospect that Super Smash Bros. fans are looking forward to, even if they expect it to be heavily one-sided.

But for all we know, Ryan Garcia might have a couple of tricks up his sleeve. He might even be an absolute beast.