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Best Sets of the Weekend 10/21-10/23

Rebirth IX Grand Finals Set 2: Zinoto vs Salem Diddy Kong vs Bayonetta Youtube Vod Probably the most iconic character match-up in the Midwest, but instead of Tyroy’s pre-patch Bayonetta, it’s Salem. Salem’s neutral, slow play is the defining feature of his play. The problem is, Zinoto is...

the big house 6

Best Sets of the Weekend: 10/7-10/9

This weekend was host to The Big House 6. With 777 entrants, including international players, the game play was bound to be fantastic. This weekend showed off new tech, an increase in counter-pick strategies, and a return to form by last year’s champion, ZeRo. These sets are the...

the big house 6

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Seven hundred seventy-seven entrant singles entrants.  Japanese players, Abadango, Komorikiri and Kamemushi and two of Europe’s Best with Mr. R and Sodrek.  North American favorites Nairo, Dabuz, Larry Lurr and Evo 2016 champion, Ally. Dominator of 2015 and last year’s champion, ZeRo. This is The Big House 6. A Lasting...

eb expo

Best Sets of the Weekend 9/30-9/1/2

 Let It Shine III Grand Finals: EM | Elegant vs WYW | Legit Luigi vs Diddy Kong Twitch Vod In a Norcal vs Socal battle, Legit and Elegant duke it out in a match-up historically in Luigi’s favor. Despite that, Legit takes game 1 for Norcal. In game...

2gg

Best Sets of the Weekend 9/23-9/25

Glitch 2 Winners Quarterfinals: SS | Mr. E vs VexX | Seagull Joe Marth vs Sonic Youtube Vod Mr. E’s has made waves across the world as one of the few players to take a set off ZeRo. His improvement over time is tremendous. But Seagull Joe is...

zero fox given

Best Sets of the Weekend 9/17-9/19

Planting a New Seed: Down B Monthly Winners Finals: Yeti vs Shinjoebi Captain Falcon vs Greninja Youtube Vod Despite Captain Falcon being his secondary character, Yeti’s Falcon knows his moves. Constantly, his spacing of aerials and special moves leads to high percent combos and raptor boosts on Shinjoebi’s jumps...

syndicate

Best Sets of the Weekend 9/9-9/11

Invasion 8 Losers Finals: Dabuz vs SS | Mr. E Rosalina/Olimar vs Marth Youtube Vod Earlier in the tournament, Mr. E 3-0d Dabuz. Even in this set, Mr. E wins game 1 with a jab to up air, taking advantage of Rosalina’s size, light weight, and floatiness. Following...

Collision

Best Sets of the Weekend 9/2-9/5

The Summer of Smash has ended. September will be a month without many national sized events outside of 2GG: Abadango Saga, much less major sized events. This weekend, however, we witnessed regional events that brought out top talent. Each of these events were filled with upsets and skillful,...

Shine 2016

Best Sets of the Weekend 8/26-2/28

Sumabato 12 Winners Finals: Komorikiri vs Ron Sonic/Cloud vs Mario Youtube Vod Ron’s rampage through Sumabato 12 comes to Komorikiri in Winners Finals. Komo looks to be in control, catching Ron out of neutral, pressing his advantages with spin charge, and mixing up his landings. But Ron figures...

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Best Sets of the Weekend 8/19-8/21

 Umebura S.A.T. Doubles Grand Finals: Ranai + Komorikiri vs Gomamugitya + Taiheita Villager + Cloud vs Lucario + Lucas Youtube Vod This set is 55 minutes of the two best doubles teams in the world facing off against each other. Compared to North American Clouds, Komorikiri’s plays a zoned control...