EON the company behind GCHD, a GameCube to HDMI adapter, have today announced that Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma of Team Liquid and Number 1 Super Smash Bros. Melee player in the world has joined them as their official Brand Ambassador and e-Sports Liaison.
The professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player is considered to be one of the best in the world, and at the most recent Overlords of Orlando event, Hungrybox debuted the first ever fully digital Melee Tournament using all 144hz monitors and original GameCubes outfitted with the EON GCHD.
Until now the Melee competitive scene has almost always been tied to ageing CRT technology, as to not to introduce any lag into the fast paced action. But with the combination of original GameCube hardware, lagless HD monitors, and the EON GCHD HDMI Adapter, Smash Melee can finally be played at a professional level on modern displays, with no lag, and at the highest resolution possible.
You may remember we recently took a look at the GC Video Plug 'n Play device from ZeldaXPro, which is based on the same technology as GCHD. EON have been kind enough to send us a GCHD unit to test ourselves, which we will review in the very near future.
Are you still playing Melee? Would having a zero-lag HDMI adopter finally move you away from that CRT screen? Let us know in the comments below.