While Melee and Smash Bros. Ultimate(Ultimate) continue to be included in the editions of DreamHack in the States and Ultimate is part of the upcoming Winter and Summer editions of DreamHack in Sweden and even Leipzig in Germany, Melee is no longer included in either. Though attendance numbers were declining at previous European DreamHack events, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With two Dutch qualifiers coming up for the European Smash Circuit, namely Avalon M and Avalon U, it’s time to review the Smash history of the Netherlands. The oldest Smash scene in Europe houses many well-known veterans of the games, who to this day play an instrumental part in progressing the community.