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News: Super Smash Bros. Evo 2015 Champ ZeRo Is Joining Team SoloMid

Super Smash Bros. Evo 2015 Champ ZeRo Is Joining Team SoloMid

"I had a lot of very interesting offers from a wide selection of teams"

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U champ Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios has been signed to eSports organisation Team SoloMid, it has been confirmed today. The Chilean player has a winning streak of 39 tournaments and recently emerged victorious at this year's EVO event. He was previously...

News: ESL Announces Tentative Move Into Competitive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournaments

ESL Announces Tentative Move Into Competitive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Tournaments

eSports for EU, initially

ESL - Electronic Sports League - is undoubtedly a big deal in the world of eSports, serving as a major global hub for online and venue events. Its most popular events are typically based around franchises such as Call of Duty and League of Legends, but it's now dipping its toes into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. We are...

Talking Point: Competitive Gaming With Super Smash Bros. and More Can Be Vital for Nintendo

Competitive Gaming With Super Smash Bros. and More Can Be Vital for Nintendo

New audiences and more headlines

It's been Evo weekend in Las Vegas, arguably the most notable fighting game tournament in the world. Super Smash Bros. Melee and the Wii U entry are two of the biggest titles of the event, with recognisable competitors and a lot of press coverage revolving around the series. If Masahiro Sakurai takes personal...

Interview: Lilian "Milktea" Chen Talks Smash Bros., Sexism and a Brighter Future

Lilian "Milktea" Chen Talks Smash Bros., Sexism and a Brighter Future

"Strides regarding social inclusion in Smash can be seen for themselves"

An inescapable reality within the eSports world, regardless of the game in question, is the stark contrast between male and female participants. Whatever the culprit, the stories of many female professionals are often squashed, missed or, even worse, stunted before they even...

Feature: Nintendo's Smash Bros. Invitational Could Be Just The Beginning For Contests and eSports

Nintendo's Smash Bros. Invitational Could Be Just The Beginning For Contests and eSports

Isaiah TriForce Johnson tells us about Nintendo's competitive thinking

When Nintendo revealed its plans for E3 2014, much attention was unsurprisingly paid to its decision — for the second year running — to forego a live presentation in favour of a "Digital Event". Yet only a narrow focus would lead to a conclusion that Nintendo won't be...

Ninterview: Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mastering Super Smash Bros.

Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mastering Super Smash Bros.

The King of Smash

Not long ago we conducted a Ninterview with TriForce Johnson, who told us about his journey from being a passionate gamer in the Bronx, New York, to a gaming celebrity famous for being first-in-line for a record number of Nintendo launches. He's far more than a keen video game shopper, however, with multiple world record scores...