By 2005, Super Smash Bros. Melee was one of the most popular competitive video games, along with Halo 2 and even Tekken 5. Rather than just being a game that your weird stepbrother played at house parties with all his friends, Melee had its own storylines, recognizable figureheads and potential for growth. Once a party […]Read more "Smash History: A Year in Review for 2005 (and our Top 10)"
With The Big House 6 starting this Friday, I wanted to do a quick write-up on the tournament’s history over the last five years. In case you missed my pieces on the series’ first three tournaments, you can check it out in a previous post from earlier this week. This time, I’ll be taking a […]Read more "A History of The Big House Pt. 2 (with brief predictions for 2016 at the end!)"
This weekend, Super Smash Bros. Melee fans will see arguably the most exciting major of the year. With almost all of Melee It On Me’s active Top 100 players from last year coming to this event, including a possibility of Leffen making his highly anticipated return to the United States, make no mistake: The Big […]Read more "A History of The Big House Pt. 1"
Hey, everyone! As you might have heard already, the RetroSSBMRank articles are taking a bit of a backseat at the moment, due to the amount of time it’s taking to get head to head results for 2005 tournaments. We could just analyze placings from majors back then, but because Michael (Catastrophe) and I want to […]Read more "Smash History: The most controversial decisions of RetroSSBMRank (so far)"
Close your eyes and think of what life was like ten years ago. You probably didn’t use Facebook yet, but there was MySpace and a more primitive YouTube. If you were alive, you were technically the Time Person of the Year. If you played Super Smash Bros. Melee in tournament, you could counterpick to Brinstar, […]Read more "Smash History: Melee’s Top Ten in 2006"
2012 was supposed to mark the end of the world. Instead, it was a year that had many steps forward for the Super Smash Bros. Melee community. Despite the scene’s only significant major with all five gods (Apex 2012) happening near the beginning of the year, this tournament was also the first time that top […]Read more "Smash History: Melee’s Top Ten of 2012"
If 2010, the first year of this decade, marked a transition year within Super Smash Bros. Melee’s competitive scene, 2011 was the birth of the modern era, ripe with Fox players beginning to achieve their characters’ potential, different innovations in tech skill and the birth of arguably the greatest (even if shenanigan-filled) combo video in […]Read more "Smash History: Melee’s Top 12 of 2011 and More!"