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Zackray breaks down after losing to MKLeo at Super Smash Con 2019

Published: 11/Aug/2019 21:37 Updated: 12/Aug/2019 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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During an insane singles quarter-final match for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Zackray broke down after losing a close battle with Leonardo ‘MKLeo’ Perez at Super Smash Con 2019.

August 11 is Super Smash Con’s final day, as the tournament wraps up with Smash Bros Ultimate’s 1v1 singles category. The competition is fierce, and some of the best players around the world are competing to take the top spot.

During the quarter-finals, a close match between Zackray and MKLeo came down to the wire, and left one of the contestants on the floor, overwhelmed with emotions.

Zackray vs MKLeo

The Japanese pro started off strong against Leo, taking the first match with Wolf. However, his opponent came punching back, as he took two matches in a row with Joker from ‘Persona 5’.

This led Zackray to change his tactics, as he switched to R.O.B. and it paid off, as he won the fourth match to tie it up. In the final battle, both were over 100% health and trading blows, when Joker landed an upsmash that ended the epic brawl.

Twitch: VGBootCampZackray and MKLeo locked into a close match.

After the match ended, Zackray immediately jumped up from his seat and fell to the floor, as a wave of emotions overcame him. The scene was heartbreaking, as the Japanese pro had come so close to winning.

The room showed a huge amount of respect for the defeated Smash pro and the entire crowd got to their feet to give the defeated player a standing ovation as he took in the moment. 

Twitch: VGBootCampZackray was overwhelmed with emotions after losing the match.

MKLeo comforted his rival

MKLeo demonstrated why the Smash community is considered one of the best in esports when he held off celebrating, and instead went to comfort his upset rival.

Zackray eventually rose to his feet, and was greeted with more applause. Despite losing, he put on one of the best matches in the entire tournament, and proved he’s one of the best competitors in the Smash community worth cheering for.

Super Smash Con 2019 runs from August 8 – 11, so make sure to stick with Dexerto for more updates, interviews, and more.

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Fortnite director reportedly hints at Smash Ultimate DLC fighter crossover

Published: 29/Oct/2020 4:36

by Brad Norton

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Hot on the heels of Minecraft’s huge arrival in Smash Ultimate, could Fortnite be next in line? Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard has reportedly hinted at that being the case.

Smash Bros. collaborations have long-been one of the most exciting aspects of Nintendo’s popular fighting game. Teasers are always the talk of the town as developers hint at what major addition could be on the horizon in a nearby update.

While the Smash community is still getting comfortable with Minecraft’s Steve joining the fight, it could already be time to look towards the next character.

A recent Zoom call between Geoff Keighley, Donald Mustard, and select fans was kept under wraps at the time. Whatever fans asked, whatever topics came up, it wasn’t for the general public in the moment.

However, as with most things in the gaming industry, certain details have reportedly leaked online days after the fact. Among the topics discussed was a Fortnite crossover in Smash: here’s what the Creative Director had to say.

Throughout this Zoom call, “a few hints had been revealed about the future of Fortnite,” prominent leaker FireMonkey’ said on Oct. 28. The first major revelation is a Fortnite announcement is lined up for The Game Awards on Dec. 10.

This isn’t the first time Epic’s battle royale has made a splash at Keighley’s annual awards show. The Block was revealed back in 2018 and another big announcement could be lined up for the 2020 show. Perhaps it relates to an upcoming in-game event as the new Season draws near. Or maybe there’s a chance we see another Smash tie-in revealed rather soon.

2018’s Game Awards shocked the world with one of the biggest Smash crossover announcements yet. Persona 5’s Joker joined the fight and now Fortnite could be next for a similar reveal. 

When pressed on the subject, Donald Mustard didn’t shut down the possibility. He simply “stated he can’t comment about it,” according to the leaked intel. Funnily enough, last time a dev said “no comment,” their game ended up in Smash.

Obviously, there’s no telling how significant this kind of crossover might be. We’ve seen everything from entirely new fighters to simple Mii skins as well. Given the popularity of Fortnite, however, there’s every chance a crossover with Smash would make waves in the industry.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for any additional teasers. Keighley’s 2020 Game Awards kicks off on Thursday, December 10.