Tag Archives: Smash Bros

CEO Dreamland is a new Smash Bros focused fighting game event

CEO founder Alex Jebailey announced a new event called CEO Dreamland that will primarily focus on the Smash Bros titles.  CEO Dreamland will be held at the Wyndham resort in Orlando, Florida, which is the same location as the normal CEO venue. The event will run from April 14th 2017 …

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eGames announces titles for Rio de Janeiro Olympic pop up event

Just days before the competition is due to start, the games that will be played at the eGames pop up event in Rio de Janeiro have been announced. First up will be SMITE, with the best Brazilian players competing in a show match on August 15th. Hi-Rez Studios and Level …

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Leffen to miss EVO after all due to further visa issues

Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player William "Leffen" Hjelt will not attend EVO this weekend due to visa issues. The Swedish player is still waiting for a letter of approval from the US embassy, which is taking longer than expected due to him being deported from the US last year. …

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US government clarifies position on eSports visas after petition hits 100,000 signatures

After a petition linked to William "Leffen" Hjelte’s denial of a US P-1 visa hit 100,000 signatures, the US government has issued a statement on whether or not eSports players are considered athletes. Earlier in the year the Free Leffen campaign was started in an attempt to help secure Leffen, …

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Leffen to miss CEO, US return pushed back to EVO

William "Leffen" Hjelte has dropped out of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament at Community Effort Orlando (CEO) due to personal reasons. The Smash Bros star tweeted earlier in the week that he will not be at CEO but will still take part at EVO next month. The news …

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Smash Bros. EVO broadcaster refuses to show player’s YouPorn sponsor tag

Twitch broadcasters VideoGameBootCamp have refused to allow a Smash Bros. player to use the in-game tag of their sponsors, YouPorn. Melee player Jason "Bizz" Yoon, who was signed by the "Team YP" eSports branch of the popular adult video streaming site last month, declared the situation last night over Twitter. …

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Nintendo executive set to compete in Super Smash Bros tournament at Evo 2015

It seems that Nintendo’s hesitance over promoting Super Smash Bros as a competitive fighting series is coming to an end. The firm has long struggled with its fans’ desire to play entries in the ensemble brawler franchise at pro-gaming tournaments, attempting to halt the streaming of Super Smash Bros Melee …

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Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Nintendo posted a huge increase in profits and raised its earnings forecast, but cheap yen is masking weak sales. Nintendo profits for the nine months ending December 2014 hit 59.52 billion yen (332.6m), which is up almost six fold on the year before. This is primarily down to the launch …

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Smash Bros tournament organizer steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Organizers for annual Smash Bros tournament Apex have confirmed frontman Johnathan Alex Strife” Lugo will no longer be involved with the event, following multiple sexual harassment allegations. Kotaku has an in-depth report covering the string of accusations that have come in over the past few days regarding Strife’s harassment of …

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Super Smash Bros Wii U to use NFC figures – report

Nintendo’s NFP model figure collection will apparently be a feature of the new Super Smash Bros. Nintendo unveiled its NFC-based platform earlier this month, and now CVG reports that Nintendo of France managing director Stephan Bole will make use of the tech. "On the output side of games produced by …

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