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    Over 100 students attend Chapman eSports Overwatch and Smash Bros. tournament

    Last Friday, Chapman University’s eSports club held their inaugural Fall Smash Bash, an open tournament for Nintendo’s fighter Super Smash Bros. Melee and Blizzard’s flagship shooter Overwatch. Over 100 people attended the TeSPA and PizzaPress sponsored event, including a handful of non-Chapman students. Among the competitors, Chapman’s official Overwatch team entered the 3v3 tournament. Chapman […] More

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    Smash Community “bans” together after sexual assault during Evo 2016

    Professional Super Smash Bros. player Cristian “Hyuga” Medina molested 19 year-old commentator and streamer VikkiKitty in her sleep after Day 2 of the 2016 Evolution Championship Series in Las Vegas. VikkiKitty posted her account of the situation on Twitter. The assault happened after her boyfriend DJ Jack agreed to let a drunk Hyuga stay in their hotel […] More

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    Smash community member Christina Grimmie dies to gunshot wound

    Competitive Super Smash Bros. player and singer Christina Grimmie died tonight at age 22 after being shot during a live performance in Orlando, Florida. The gunman shot and killed himself after he was tackled by Grimmie’s brother. Grimmie was transported to the hospital where she later passed. Christina is best known for her appearance on […] More

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    Over 2,000 players registered for Smash 4 at Evo, breaks record

    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, known in the community as Smash 4, reached over 2,000 entrants for this year’s Evolution Championship Series (Evo), a fighting game tournament held in Las Vegas every year. This surpassed last year’s record of around 1900 entrants for Smash 4. This number pales in comparison to the 4000+ entrants […] More

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    TSG Asks: What qualifies a game as an eSport?

    ESports is gaining traction in both the gaming community and wider sports community, so much so that there are now analytics platforms dedicated to competitive gaming analysis. With games like League of Legends airing on ESPN and Heroes of the Storm tournaments selling out stadiums, it is clear that competitive gaming is a train that […] More

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    TSG Asks: If You Could Only Play One Game For The Rest Of Your Life, What Would It Be?

    In an ever-evolving industry such as video games, embracing new content is important. Still, we’ve all got our favorites, and one important criteria for video game criticism is replayability. Many gamers have a reliable favorite to sink into and waste away an evening with, one that we can always turn to for a diversion, or is the […] More

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    Cloud Storms Into Battle in new Super Smash Bros DLC

    Nintendo loves to reveal crazy secrets in their Nintendo Direct conferences, and today was no different. Today during the Nintendo Direct broadcast, Nintendo revealed that Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII will be added in as DLC for Super Smash Bros. Among a wealth of information revealed, I think this was the coolest and most […] More

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    Nairo Dethrones ZeRo as the new champion for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

    Last night during the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament at MLG 2015, professional gamer Nairo defeated the undisputed ZeRo in the grand finals, thus ending ZeRo’s 53 tournament win streak. ZeRo has been the “king” of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U ever since he won the Smash Bros. Invitational, a preview tournament held during E3 […] More

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    A Smash Hit (FORMAT FEATURE)

    You know those video games you can play over and over? For me it’s usually a game with a good storyline. I could play Telltale’s The Walking Dead until my thumbs bleed or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon over and over until my eyes fall out of their sockets. Then there’s Super Smash Brothers, where the biggest […] More

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