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Top 10 Highest Earning Super Smash Bros Players – Updated September 23 2019

Published: 8/Jan/2019 2:06 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 17:18

by Kamil Malinowski

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Super Smash Bros. boasts some of the longest-standing players in all of esports with some having played for over a decade, which means it’s not too surprising to see that some of them have racked up an impressive amount of earnings.

While the Super Smash Bros. franchise has been in existence since 1999 with the release of the original game on the Nintendo 64, the series didn’t gain an esports presence until a few years into the lifespan of the second game, Super Smash Bros. Melee.

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Melee has been a staple of the esports scene since its original inclusion in the Major League Gaming Pro Circuit back in 2004.

While Melee has been heavily featured at the Evolution Championship Series over the last several years, the community was dealt a heavy blow when it was not chosen for the 2019 edition of the popular tournament series. 

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Despite the setback, Melee is still considered the crown jewel for many Smash players around the world. 

The series’ later entrants, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Wii U, have each had their own places at various tournaments over the years, but they have failed to muster the support and attention of the community.

However, the latest version, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, became an instant success and is quickly closing the gap on Melee.

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Given that Melee has been the focus of the Smash competitive scene, it’s no surprise to see that Melee players make up the majority of this list, paired with their Wii U counterparts filling a few spaces. Ultimate players are not far behind, however, and multiple players are shooting up the rankings thanks to the game’s large prize pools and active competitive scene. 

Robert PaulTeam Liquid’s Hungrybox dominates the rankings.

At the very top of the list is Team Liquid’s Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma, who is widely considered as one of the best Melee players of all time.

The first non-Melee player comes in fourth as Leonardo “MKLeo” Perez jumped up through the rankings thanks to an Ultimate victory at EVO 2019. Meanwhile, Smash Bros. Wii U legend Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios maintains a high ranking despite having a slow year, and looks to be making a return to competition with Ultimate. 

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The top 10 highest earning Super Smash Bros. pros as of September 23 2019, according to esportsearnings.com, can be found below.

Top 10 Highest Earning Super Smash Bros. Pro Players – Updated September 23, 2019

Position Name Nationality Earnings
1st Hungrybox United States $342,008.19
2nd Armada Sweden $311,692.72
3rd Mew2King United States $274,464.72
4th MKLeo Mexico $186,921.79
5th ZeRo Chile $182,921.64
6th Mang0 United States $175,660.65
7th Leffen Sweden $152,177.45
8th Nairo United States $122,631.25
9th Dabuz United States $116,228.66
10th Ally Canada $114,514.99
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Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.

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Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

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Link on Hyrule Temple
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Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.

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As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
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Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.

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If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.