Author Archives: Joeri van Ees

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 […]

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 Contract

The Contract is a recently announced Salty Suite that’s to be played out at Heir 3. Salty Suites were popularised in the States by MeleeItOnMe on VGBootCamp a few years ago. As the name implies, they usually contain encounters between players that hold a grudge, have a high stake or stand out. Popular examples include […]

Syndicate 2016 TO interview

Syndicate 2016 is a collaboration between the TOs for Avalon (Melee/Smash 4) and GGWP (Smash 4), the two biggest consistent tournament series the Netherlands currently has to offer. The event can be considered a major milestone for the Dutch community: while the country has the oldest Smash scene in Europe and no shortage of locals […]

Photograph: Benjamin Cotton Last week, DreamHack (DH) Winter took place in event hall Elmia, situated in Jönköping, Sweden. With Smash’s first appearance at the Winter LAN festival, the event is considered a major milestone for the European Melee community. The 350 players that entered were competing for the 2nd largest Smash Bros. prize pool to […]