Tweek wins nail-biting Kongo Saga set with insane Wario clutch - Dexerto

Tweek wins nail-biting Kongo Saga set with insane Wario clutch

Published: 9/Dec/2019 5:21 Updated: 2/Nov/2020 10:35

by Andrew Amos


Team SoloMid Smash Ultimate pro Gavin ‘Tweek’ Dempsey has pulled off one of the most nail-biting clutches in the game’s history, winning his top 8 set against William ‘Glutonny’ Belaid at Kongo Saga with some incredible Wario mechanics.

Tweek is heralded as one of the best Smash Ultimate players. Since the game’s release, Tweek has been dominating most tournaments he’s attended, including wins at Frostbite, Get On My Level, and a second place at EVO 2019.

However, this top 8 Kongo Saga set against Glutonny would prove to be one of the TSM’s best yet, with the Wario mirror match providing a spectacle for all.

Javi Leyvas for 2GGamingTweek managed to pull off one of the most impressive clutches in Smash Ultimate at Kongo Saga.

The two players were locked neck-and-neck in a thrilling set that went to five games. Both Wario aficionados flexed their muscles as the night wore on, but heading into the final game, Glutonny started pulling ahead.

The Frenchman held a stock lead over Tweek deep into game five, and the series looked all but secured. However, Tweek had other plans, fighting back from 125% on his final stock with an insane clutch.

Constantly comboing the opposing Wario, Glutonny had very little room to fight back on his final stock. Tweek almost knocked him out at around 91% without taking an ounce of damage himself, but the up-air wasn’t enough to take Glutonny off the map.

The French player fought back, trading back with Tweek to almost take him off the map at 157% with a side-B. With the two trading back seemingly final blow after final blow, the crowd and the casters could not believe what they were seeing.

The battle finally finished when Glutonny was knocked around one too many times, failing to make it back onto the platform. With the pressure released, Tweek popped off and took in a big sigh of relief after securing his spot in the top three.

Glutonny was knocked down to the loser’s bracket, where he ended up finishing in 5/6th after falling down to Paris ‘Light’ Ramirez in another close five-map series.

For Tweek though, he set his sights on taking down 2019 Smash Ultimate EVO Champion Leonardo ‘MKLeo’ Lopez Perez in the Winner’s Final. 

However, the Joker main once again knocked Tweek away from greatness, forcing the Wario player into the lower bracket against Enrique ‘Maister’ Hernández Solís. He took down Maister to secure a rematch against MKLeo in the Grand Final, but once again played second fiddle to the Mexican superstar of Smash, losing 3-2.

Tweek can still hold his head up high regardless of the final result, knowing that he has pulled off one of the greatest clutches ever witnessed in Smash Ultimate in such a high pressure situation.


Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos


Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp faced off against the number one Smash Ultimate player, Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez, in what was meant to be a fun T1 crossover. Instead, the League challenger got to work, trash talking and smashing about the best in the world.

Tyler1 doesn’t do anything by halves. He’s loud, and has the personality to match. He revs up his Twitch stream to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans daily, who are there not for the gameplay, but for the Tyler1 ride.

Those who caught the streamer’s November 27 cast were certainly in for a ride. The League of Legends star collided with Smash Ultimate’s biggest name, MkLeo.

It makes sense a crossover between the two was inevitable ⁠— with both being part of prestigious organization T1 ⁠— but the action exceeded everyone’s expectations. Of course, Tyler1 got trounced by MkLeo. However, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to get a stock or two, and the League streamer let the Smash pro know about it.

“Leo, I don’t think you’re that good dude. How bad are Smash players if I almost f**king beat you,” Tyler1 said, while struggling to get more than half a stock on average every game.

MkLeo didn’t take it lying down though. “You’re so bad that you’re really good at the same time,” he hit back with.

Tyler1 kept frying the big fish though. Next on his stop of trash talk was Leffen. “Leffen is a scrawny p*ssy a** b*tch. Kid sucks at f**king Smash. Rages at a children’s game, f**king loser,” he said, which had MkLeo in stitches. He had enough slaptalk for Samsora and other pros too.

Fans were also treated to some iconic Tyler1 reactions, and there was none bigger than the streamer’s bewilderment at Arsene, Joker’s Persona. “What the hell is that? Did you just enter a cheat code, bud? Are you cheating?”

After it was all said and done though, the crossover did what it intended to do. It united the League of Legends and Smash communities, and entertained everyone in the crossover that no one really wanted, but they definitely enjoyed.

“Playing and chilling with [Tyler1] really made me realize what it is to be a streamer and a gamer. Loved his personality and him as a person, looking forward to more collaborations like these,” MkLeo said on Twitter.

“T1 playing smash with Leo was actually so godlike. Makes me actually want to play league more and see if I can get to further than Masters,” Samsora also added on Twitter.

Tyler1 kept his side of the story nice and quaint though: “It was pretty fun.”