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Smash Ultimate’s latest event adds Warframe into the game’s universe

Published: 26/Feb/2020 6:04

by Andrew Amos

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Warframe has made its shock entry into the Smash universe in the upcoming “Spirits in Black” event, with Lotus joining the roster as a spirit.

Lotus will now be able to guide you through Smash Ultimate as a spirit, with the so-called “Space Mom” of Warframe being added in the latest Spirits in Black event.

The Spirit Event, which will kick off on February 28, will run for five days, and will see players have the chance to battle her to obtain her powers.

The event was announced on the Japanese Smash. Bros account on February 25, leaving the community in hysterics. Lotus was featured front and center on the announcement, although she’s not the only spirit being released in this event.

Players will be able to pick Lotus up at 3am, 9am, 3pm, and 9pm local time, alongside Black Shadow from F-ZERO and other unannounced spirits.

Lotus is an advanced spirit with 1590 power at level 1, and can be enhanced at level 99, with rumors that she can evolve into Natah. However, not much else is known about the spirit and her powers yet, so players will have to wait until they battle her to find out just what she is really capable of.

Lotus’ spirit announcement also paves the way for a possible Warframe fighter in the future. Whether a Warframe Tenno makes it way in, or someone from the Corpus or another race, there’s plenty of classes to choose from.

With six slots left in the Smash Ultimate fighter pass before Sakurai and others wrap up the development of the game, the community is waiting to see who’ll get one of the hotly contested spots.

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon was very keen to get one of his franchises’ characters in the game, although some possible fighters, like Sora from Kingdom Hearts, have already been ruled out.

The Spirits in Black event, featuring Lotus, kicks off on February 28, and will run for five days until Tuesday, March 3.

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Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos

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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.”