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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate casters lose their minds during incredibly close match

Published: 1/Jul/2019 16:21

by Eli Becht

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The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Grand Finals of CEO 2019 were so unbelievably close that the casters just didn’t know what to do or say.

Smash Bros. Ultimate can be one of the most casual fighting games out there but it also has a deeply competitive background with a rabid fanbase. 

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With pretty much every fighter under the sun included here, there are numerous different tactics and a surprisingly high skill ceiling. When you get two of the best pros together, there’s a lot that can happen.

NintendoThe Casters didn’t know what to do with such a close fight.

During the Grand Finals of CEO 2019, the two finalists – MkLeo and Marss – were each so close to elimination that the casters kept saying the game was over, except each player refused to go down.

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They were left dumbfounded by what was going on and had no explanation to what was happening. The two casters called the fight finished several times but the players just wouldn’t give up.

In fact, Marss, playing as Captain Falcon, was able to even come back from his huge hole and win the round over Leo, playing as Joker, before eventually being eliminated in the tournament 3-1.

If you take a look at the replay yourself you’ll be just as confused and in awe as the casters were.

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CEO wasn’t just video game fighting

However, this amazing Smash moment might not be what people remember when they look back at this competition. 

Fist fights and racial slurs were reported at the event by some of the players themselves and they say security wasn’t even there to help diffuse the situation.

Fighting games are some of the most competitive games out there and emotions do run high. However, that’s no excuse for actually hitting anyone, but some good trash talk after the match is fine.

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It remains to be seen if any players involved in the Smash Bros. incident will be barred from future events.

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Massive Smash Ultimate DLC fighter ballot dominated by Team Fortress 2

Published: 16/Oct/2020 17:54

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Super Smash Bros Ultimate fighter ballot has emerged and it’s being absolutely dominated by Team Fortress 2 characters, with three of the top ten spots belonging to that game, alone.

The ballot comes in the form of a site called Global Smash Roster, where anyone can add a character from any game as a Smash fighter nominee. Users can also vote on characters that have already been added to the ballot.

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While many such polls have been done in the past, the layout of this site makes it stand out a bit more. Characters are also organized in a way that closely resembles Smash Ultimate’s fighter selection screen.

Amusingly, just as we saw with the largest Smash fan vote of all time, Heavy from Team Fortress 2 tops the list with over 2,000 votes. His tallies are nearly double that of second-place fan-favorite Crash Bandicoot, who has just over 1,000.

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Heavy in Smash Ultimate
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Fans really want to see Heavy in Smash Ultimate.

The Team Fortress 2 votes don’t stop there: In ninth and tenth place, Soldier and Scout have well over 700 votes, edging out Super Mario RPG’s Geno.

Waluigi finds himself slightly behind Crash Bandicoot in third, followed by Ubisoft mascot Rayman in fourth.

More fan-favorites in the form of Shantae, Doom Slayer and Phoenix Wright make up the remaining spots on the top 10.

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Global Smash Roster ballot results
Global Smash Roster
Multiple TF2 characters dominate the ballot.

Going a bit further down, Master Chief sits with just over 550 votes, barely ahead of even more Team Fortress characters. Both Engineer and Demoman are also on the front page of candidates, placing higher than Nier’s 2B, Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda, and rumored DLC Ryu Hayabusa.

One possible reason for the flood of TF2 votes is due to the game’s fandom still going strong (as well as posting the Smash ballot on the Team Fortress 2 subreddit.)

Of course, the whole voting process is just for fun, but the results may be a factor in the event Nintendo ever decides to do a third Fighters Pass.

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Ryu from Ninja Gaiden
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Ryu is a rumored DLC fighter, but his vote totals are lackluster.

The slots for Fighters Pass Volume 2 have already been decided, so it’s not like this ballot will have any effect on its content. Nevertheless, it just goes to show how many people really want Heavy, Crash and Waluigi in Nintendo’s flagship fighter.

There are still four DLC slots left with the arrival of Minecraft Steve. Will we see any of the leading candidates join the roster? Only time will tell.

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