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Smash Ultimate pro loses after making one of the biggest mistakes ever

Published: 25/Nov/2019 13:13

by Kamil Malinowski


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate pro Marcel ‘quiK’ Romagnuolo embarrassed himself with an incredibly unfortunate choke during Vienna Challengers Arena

One of the biggest Smash Ultimate events of the year took place from November 23-24, with over 250 players coming from nations across the world and battling it out in Vienna.

As always, the games were incredibly tense and entertaining. However, one match had them all beat, as a shocking moment came in the loser’s bracket quarter-finals when quiK let an enormous lead slip due to a disastrous mistake.

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The German player was taking on Mehrdad ‘Meru’ Mehrafar in a Samus vs Zelda matchup. The match was fairly one-sided as quiK had Meru against the ropes and managed to break Zelda’s shield – putting him on the verge of winning. 

With Meru already having taken a beating and being down on the floor incapacitated, all the Samus had to do is quickly charge a smash attack to eliminate his opponent.

However, quiK made the ultimate mistake, doing a weaker tilt attack instead, which let Meru survive and gave him an opportunity to get back into the game.

The Dutch player took full advantage of this mistake and fired back almost instantly, hitting two huge smash hits to win the round. Fans were completely floored by the situation, filling the Twitch chat with question marks and laughing emojis while poking fun at the player for choking.

Although quiK didn’t seem too fazed by his mistake and after a short break continued with the series, winning two rounds in a row to claim a 3-1 victory. However, things could have gone completely differently, as it’s very easy to lose confidence after such an error.

quiK’s Samus proved to be too much for Meru.

The German player then went on to claim third place at the event, losing only to eventual winner and Smash legend Leonardo ‘MKLeo’ Lopez Perez.

While he performed well at the event, it’s likely that fans will only remember him for his critical error, but at least it could endear him to those fans who love memeing unfortunate moments. 


Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos


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.”