Super Smash Con 2019: Ultimate singles champion MKLeo “didn’t expect to win” at Evo - Dexerto

Super Smash Con 2019: Ultimate singles champion MKLeo “didn’t expect to win” at Evo

Published: 12/Aug/2019 4:39 Updated: 12/Aug/2019 5:14

by Brent Koepp


Dexerto caught up with EVO 2019 champion Leonardo ‘MKLeo’ Perez at Super Smash Con 2019, who admitted that he didn’t actually expect to win the tournament.

MKLeo made the ultimate comeback when he took the Evo championship on August 4 by defeating legendary Smash pro Gavin ‘Tweek’ Dempsey, and then staging another comeback at Super Smash Con 2019, defeating Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris to secure the Ultimate singles tournament on August 11. 

We caught up with the Mexican pro player on August 11 before his singles victory at Smash Con, and he revealed that he was still in disbelief over his win at Evo – we can’t imagine how he’s feeling now.

nintendoThe Joker main has now won at two big tournaments back to back.

MKLeo didn’t expect to win at Evo

MKLeo opened up to D’Ron ‘D1’ Maingrette about his shock at winning on a big stage at Evo. “Then in top 8 I was like okay, I need to face Zackray, Raito, Samsora, and Gluttony before Tweek. I was like I’m going to lose to Tweek. So it doesn’t matter.”

“When I won, I didn’t even know what to say. I was like, oh shit. Did I really win? Like did I win? Even after the tournament, even here, people always say I’m the Evo champion, and I’m like oh, so I won.”

Twitch: EVOMKLeo was crowned Smash Bros Ultimate champion at Evo 2019.

In the grand finals at Evo, Leo was actually down two to zero against Tweek, and he opened up about how his comeback was unexpected.

“I thought I was going to lose to Tweek. So when he won the first two matches, I was like okay, I already lost, so I’m still gonna try, I mean I already lost so I clearly got nothing to lose. So I’m just going to do my best.”

After winning the third match, the Joker main built momentum, and went on to sweep the rest of the matches. “I don’t know. I just feel like I was playing on my point,” he said before adding “I don’t think I’m going to be playing in that level in like any other tournament. It just happened once.”

MKLeo won the Super Smash Con 2019 Ultimate singles

Since the interview with Dexerto, in what seemed like fate, we saw a rematch of Evo’s finals with Tweek vs MKLeo battling it out in the Ultimate singles category. The Mexican Smash pro didn’t need to have a comeback this time, as he came out strong and did a clean sweep on Tweek to make it to the grand finals.

The whole tournament wrapped with an intense showdown between Leo and Samsora. While Samsora came out strong with Peach with two victories up, the Joker main stunningly claimed another victory and won his second major tournament back to back.

Shortly after his win, Leo tweeted: “I did the EVO comeback to win SSC! I made a huge comeback and then reset the bracket and won! Im so hapoy even tho a lot of people hate me and are talking trash, im still happy with my win 🙂 i just have to say joker is honest @echofoxgg #FOXWIN.”

While Leo might not have expected to win, he is quickly on his way to becoming a legend in the Smash competitive scene. Winning both Evo 2019, and now Super Smash Con 2019’s Ultimate singles tournament, secures him as one of the most dominant forces in the Nintendo fighting series.


How to get physical Smash Ultimate fighter invitations with My Nintendo

Published: 14/Jan/2021 20:29

by Michael Gwilliam


Smash Ultimate fans wanting to send an iconic invitation to a friend or family member can now get their chance as physical envelopes can now be shipped through My Nintendo.

A common motif in Smash is characters receiving an “invitation” with the game’s logo to indicate they had been chosen to join the star-studded fighting game.

This has been seen in many DLC fighter announcements such as Terry Bogard’s and Min Min’s trailers where multiple characters fight over the invitation with whoever receives it being added to the roster.

As such, the invitations have become an iconic piece of Smash and video game history, which is saying a lot considering they’re just pieces of paper.

Joker holds smash invitation
The Smash invitation has become a series icon.

Be that as it may, fans can now earn these invitations through My Nintendo for 400 Platinum Points. Each set contains three white, green and blue cards, envelopes and stickers with the Smash logo.

In order to get the invitations, you’ll have to follow these steps:

1) Sign in to your Nintendo Account.
2) Redeem your Platinum Points for the item you’d like to get. You will receive a promo code.
3) Select “Access Now” to visit
4) Select “Add to cart.”
5) Enter the code that you received in the pop-up.
6) Complete your transaction and your item will be shipped to you!

physical smash ultimate cards
The cards come in white, blue and green.

Keep in mind, however, that this is a limited-time item so be sure to grab it while you can. Interestingly, the reward code will expire on March 8, 2021.

The expiry is note-worthy as it could be yet another sign pointing towards the release of DLC fighter 9. As Dexerto has previously reported, there are plenty of indicators so far suggesting that the next character will be released in March.

The next wave of amiibo consisting of Byletyh, Terry and Banjo is scheduled for March and in the past, all amiibo releases have coincided with a DLC fighter reveal.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 spots
Who could the final three fighters be?

March is also when the Tales Of Festival will begin, and signs have pointed to a Tales of Symphonia representative potentially being the next DLC fighter, so this is just one other thing to keep in mind.

In any case, be sure to pick up your own Smash invitations so you can invite whoever you want to the game while you still can.