We’re concluding the H.E.I.R Melee Spring Ranking of 2018 today and a few names have still gone unannounced. Without further ado, let’s take a moment to honour the placement of the top five European Melee players of this edition!

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Now that we’ve reached the top ten of the H.E.I.R Melee Spring Ranking of 2018 we are slowing down a bit to keep things interesting. Lets find out which players occupy the coveted rank 10-6!

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We’re reached the top 20 and now it’s time to see which players have made it to rank 20-11 of the H.E.I.R Melee Spring Ranking of 2018!

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We’re closing in on the top 20 but first it’s time to reveal rank 30 till 21 of the H.E.I.R Melee Spring Ranking of 2018!

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Today we’re moving on with the H.E.I.R Melee Spring Ranking of 2018 by revealing rank 40 till 31!

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Since the closure of Smashranking.EU there has been an absence of any formal European wide ranking system. Team Heir, in collaboration with Smash Europe, have decided to implement a new sixth monthly European PR – the H.E.I.R rankings. The rankings used a similar method as the North American MIOM rankings and is designed to be the European equivalent moving forward in time. The main difference is that unlike the MIOM rankings the H.E.I.R rankings are top 50 only.

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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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Heir III TO interview

Heir 3 was a landmark event for the United Kingdom(UK) and the European scene in general. The staff successfully managed to strike a balance between an old school atmosphere and the positive aspects of eSports that we see in the scene today. Not only did each of its individual competitions break European attendance records, but the event also offered dorm accommodation, a marque and numerous other events besides the usual offering of tournaments.
After its successful conclusion it received countless of praise from various prominent community members and the majority of those that were in attendance. I had a chance to interview Team Heir to learn what “more than a tournament” really means to them, how they approach an event of this scale and to ask for their perspective on the UK scene as it grew over the years and the state that it exist today.

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