Author Archives: Rutger Mensch

The history of the Smash community is filled with community leaders whose names have been forgotten, or who were never that well known to begin with. A couple of years ago one of those smashers – an influential Dutch tournament organiser (TO) who goes by the nickname of Exalador – was diagnosed with a devastating […]

ESC: Avalon M in review

Avalon M, the Dutch Melee qualifier for the European Smash Circuit, took place on October 3 at the usual Avalon venue, “De Patio” in Zoetermeer. Being the first Avalon dedicated solely to Melee, the tournament quickly drew the attention of the European Melee community and hit its attendance cap of 128 players in a week […]