Author Archives: Joeri van Ees

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 […]

The efforts that go into a tournament from an organisational perspective are often overlooked and underestimated. In an attempt to share more information about this important part of maintaining a competitive scene, SmashEurope writer Joeri reflected with several members of the Helix TO team on the event itself, the state of the German community and […]

SmashEurope writer Joeri attended ESC Melee qualifier Helix and took this opportunity to sit down with the top 3, which probably couldn’t be more diverse in terms of background and style. The recently sponsored mYi.Ice rarely fails to impress with his methodical Fox play and took a set against US top player Tempo.Westballz, who made […]