Long story incredibly short, the Colorado Smash Scene for Brawl and Melee has been devastated by inactivity over the past year. I'm moving up to Denver at the start of August, so I'm looking to find individuals that are interested in competitive play at all skill levels. I'm casting my net far and wide to find as many players as possible because relying on the same player base on Smashboards isn't going to cut it.
I am sure that many of you have at least one friend that is notoriously good at Smash in your inner circle. Undoubtedly, there's some hostility brewing from all the times he [or she] has beaten you; this is your chance to pop their ego. Or perhaps, you're the player that's constantly winning against your friends and wish to have a greater challenge.
The goal of this revival isn't to fill the coffers of an organization or the pockets of the best in the state. I simply wish to revitalize the scene with new players and potential new friends for everyone involved. Smash for the past three years has been a rather large part of my life during my tournament organizing in Louisiana and my time as a competitive player. I've traveled all over the South for tournaments, and met wonderful people all that shared the same level of compassion for the game. I want to share that with others.
If you're interested, click here
to go to the Revival thread for the scene on Smashboards. Tournaments will be relatively cheap [less than ten dollars] and will even offer events that will split players by relative skill tiers to provide a challenge for everyone involved. Once I start running tournaments, I'll have an Elo system creating an accurate power ranking of everyone that enters events.
Now to answer a few questions....
Who are you? You're probably some serial killer.
I'm just your average twenty-some-year-old that loves video games with a passion. While some people take to fishing, hunting, or watching a movies for their outlets of energy, I've taken up gaming and managing competitive scenes. In total, I've probably gone to at least thirty tournaments for Smash, and I've hosted more than fifteen events. On Smashboards
, I'm a Back Room Brawl
member, and a former power ranked player in the state of Louisiana.
What is competitive Smash?Apex Tournament Hype Video.
The above is a link featuring clips from Brawl and Melee taken from one Smash event to help convey the level of activity competitive Smash has reached. The gist is simple. No items, three stocks [lives] in Brawl and four in Melee. A timer is set to eight minutes, and matches are player in a best of three format [aside from finals] in a double elimination bracket. The stages have all been carefully broken down to where only tournament viable stages are allowed. The full rules for Brawl can be found here.
Beyond that, Smashboards is a great place to learn about competitive Smash, or you can ask me. =D
How big is competitive Smash?
In just the US alone the first seven months of this year have generated almost $70,000
in tournament winnings that we've tracked on Smashboards for just Brawl. There are numerous national events that scale over 250+ attendants for both Brawl and Melee. Last year, it was featured on the MLG circuit and they would constantly ask our players to aid in the hype of other events due to how amazing we are. =)
I suppose that's enough rambling on. If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.