(Cover photo by Marie “Whim” Notot.) My friend VeK has recently moved to a remote part of France. There’s no big gaming scene there, and even Ultimate isn’t too active, so he’s wondering if he can build a Melee community in 2020 there. At the same time, another French player, Galan, has been playing alone […]
It’s video time! Rishi made an amazing video on how to choose your main, taking examples from both Melee and Ultimate. This is a definitive must-watch!
I was aimlessly browsing Twitter today, and I found this. Community member Hellkrai has created a whole Google Drive worth of high-quality Melee renders, for all characters and their alts. You can use them in any context, as long as you credit the creator by linking either to Hellkrai’s Twitter profile or to the Google […]
Doping is considered cheating and bad sportsmanship in traditional sports. It would only make sense that, if esports want the same recognition and sponsorship as traditional sports, similar rules be put into place. But in a discipline that lacks an international federation and the obvious muscular effort that traditional sports entail, how do we identify […]
Disclaimer: I’ve written this analysis as part of my sociology degree, then translated it to English in a less academic writing style. At the end of the post, you’ll find more personal opinions on Smash Sisters and the initiatives by the French Women of Smash. In the 2016 census of the French Super Smash Bros. […]
Almost every local Smash community has a Facebook group. A few months ago, Facebook created a new feature for Groups: Mentorship. With this feature, anyone can apply to help someone else improve or to get help from someone else. In this blog post, we’ll do a short overview of that feature and how it can […]
Are you an aspiring commentator who would like to snag more gigs at Smash tournaments? In this blog post, we’ll be sharing advice on how to get the best commentating jobs! But first of all, I want to thank X1 for the great advice she shared with me when writing this post. Start small, dream […]
Have you ever wanted to know more about Melee in Japan? Thanks to SchlimmShady, now you can! In this 37-minute documentary, you’ll learn more than you ever imagined you could – and other episodes will follow in a while, so get started now!
This blog post will give you tips to be an ally to women in the Smash community, in order to attract more players, retain the ones who like the game, and be an overall good person. Before anything else, an answer to two common “but whys” “But why do we need more women anyway?” is […]
This guide includes insights from the East Coast, French, and Swedish communities, in order to help TOs organize their weekly tournaments. Once you’ve organized your perfect weekly, don’t forget to include your TO experience in your resume! The day and time Probably once a week, huh? More seriously, it’s better to organise weeklies on weekdays, […]