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Diversity

Competitive women, Smash Sisters and women’s conversations in France

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. […]

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Playing

Mentorship: the Facebook feature that can change Smash

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 […]

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Organising

20 side event ideas for your Smash tournament

As a TO, your main focus usually lies on the players and competitors at your events, but sometimes this can come to the detriment of those who attend events for the social experience, or those who go 0-2 in pools. With the help of Exile, I’ve compiled a list of 20 side events you can […]

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Casting

How to break into Smash commentary

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 […]

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Playing

How to survive your first Smash tournament

Hey. Greetings, you behind your screen. From now on, you and I are buddies and I’ll tell you a bit about what’s gonna happen in your first tournament. I am warning you, it might be a little humiliating. I know, I know, you were like the final boss of your circle of friends. But I […]

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Offstage

Melee in Japan – Episode 1

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!

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Organising

A TO insight by Muk

Hello everyone who is reading this. My name is Muk and I used to TO quite a bit in the Netherlands. Now that Ultimate is going full force and running and tournaments are getting capped left and right. Maybe you want to join in the fun and create your own tournament series (or tournament) to […]

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Diversity

How to be an ally to the women of Smash

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 […]

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Organising

How to organise a Smash weekly

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, […]

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Diversity

How to start Smash Sisters in your region

Introduction: What is Smash Sisters? Smash Sisters is a side event held at some tournaments, where women and non-binary people play in crew battles with the only goal of having fun. There are no winners, no losers, no rankings. Smash Sisters is also, and most importantly, a group of women and non-binary people who get […]