SmashEurope is honoured to release the German Summer Melee Power Ranking of 2017 on behalf of the German Melee Backroom members part of the panel. They have provided us with a brief introduction of each player and a reasoning for their placement on the list. Read on to learn who made the most progress, who are the current players to look out for and of course who takes the top spot.

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Eclipse 2 TO interview

Eclipse 2 continued the collaboration between Smash Norge and Pressfire. The Eclipse series aims to stand out through its production quality. The second incarnation featured a hand crafted commentary desk, an FM channel for the attendants to tune in to the commentators and on-stream interviews with top players between sets. Unlike most European sponsors, Pressfire is closely involved with the organisation of the event itself. That’s a rare occurrence in the European scene and though it offers a lot of benefits it also raises questions concerning the marriage of a grassroots culture and eSports aspirations. Joeri travelled to the event and managed to sit down with Havard ‘Howie’ Ottosen of Smash Norge and Erik Fossum of Pressfire to provide more insight into their collaboration, the challenges they faced and their perspective on Smash in Europe.

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French Melee PowerRanking 2016

We’re honoured to release the English version of the French Melee PowerRanking provided to us by LeFrenchMelee! The list was written with mastery by Tekk, translated with wit by Guilu, Tikaal and Exile, and illustrated with elegance by Hercules.

These 30 people were voted as the best French Super Smash Bros. Melee players of 2016. Keep in mind that only people who got out of pools at two French nationals this year were eligible to this list and able to cast their votes. This rules out Makenshi and Charlon, among others, but we’re positive that they will be highly ranked in 2017!

Without further ado, let us introduce the finest players of 2016 in this list.

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