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

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

Published: 1/Jul/2019 16:21

by Eli Becht


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. 

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.


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.

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.

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