Everyone thinks they're good at Super Smash Bros.
Be honest, you probably think you're hot shit.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to downplay the endless hours you spent destroying your friends who probably didn't even own a copy of the game, but the truth of the matter is that there are people that take this game to a level that you couldn't even imagine unless you saw it with your own eyes.
Luckily for you, I'm here to show you what you've been missing.
I'm talking about professional Super Smash Bros. Melee. Tournaments with thousands of entrants, lasting entire weekends, with payouts of up to $80,000.
You might be thinking, "Wait, isn't this game almost 20 years old? How in the hell are people still playing this competitively?".
The magic answer is that people are STILL DISCOVERING NEW WAYS TO PLAY THE GAME.
Before I get much deeper, let's take a look at how serious this game can get.
If this video stirred some emotions in you, you may want to dig out your old GameCube and see if you still have what it takes. The Melee community has been growing even in the last 5 years, and has no intentions of slowing down.
If you're interested in the scene here are some resources you can check out.
The best resource to understand the scene and the community behind it is this monstrously long documentary. Here's the link to episode 1:
The Melee subreddit is where competitive players share tips/guides/discuss:
A link to Amazon to buy a GameCube controller and get in the game ;) :
Thanks for reading!