Super Smash Bros Ultimate

April-2019

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate was developed by Nintendo. Ultimate is the fifth installment of the Super Smash Brothers series. It is a fighting game for up to eight players. Each player has a percent meter that rises as they take damage making them easier to launch in the air and then out of the arena. When a player is launched out the arena they lose a life.  In a standard competitive mode called stock- players have a certain amount of lives. When they’ve lost all their lives, they are out of the game.

Players can pick up items to help them battle their enemies.

Super Smash Brothers has a variety of characters from popular Ninendo franchises (Mario, Yoshi, Bowser, etc) as well as some other characters they’ve acquired the rights to use such as Snake from Metal Gear Solid and Ryu from Street Fighter.

Competitive Scene-

Super Smash Brothers is one of the longest running esports that is still popular today. The original SSB came out in 1999, but it was the sequel, SSB Melee, that propelled it to the esports titan it is today. Nearly every major American city has amateur SSB tournaments weekly.

Professional

Professional SSB does not have one central league. It is made up of a many different tournaments around the country and world. Some are massive tournaments where any one can enter for free, some are only invitationals for talented/popular players, and in some players need to qualify for in a smaller/regional tournament to make.

Collegiate

CSL has a few SSB tournaments year round.  Unlike the other CSL tournaments many of these have monetary buy-ins and also take place in-person instead of online. Some of the tournaments do have online portions.

Quick Summary for Varsity Gaming-

Game Type- Fighting

Most comparable game- Brawlhalla

Number of players per competitive team-2

Cost to buy game- $59.99

Costs to be on level playing field- Free

Where to compete- CSL

Systems- Switch

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