The Avalon tournament series has been the premier provider of Dutch Smash Bros. events since 2013. Attendance has been mostly on the rise since the first edition, going from roughly 90 entrants to a trend of easily hitting the venue cap of about 130 attendants. On April 4th, Avalon VIII will once again have both Dutch players and international guests battle it out in both Melee and Smash for Wii U (Smash 4).
Melee at Avalon VIII
The player with the best shot at the Melee gold is no doubt Ice from Germany, generally considered the #3 European competitor. It remains to be seen who will stand up to Ice, as Amsah, LLL.Jeapie, LLL.Remen and Zgetto have all recently proven capable of taking sets against other players within this top 4 of sorts. Amsah generally seems to perform best at large events with international attendance, going as far as beating Ice at Avalon VI last November. Of course, players like Adam, Faab, Dancingqueen, Däumling, Reaper and Sixx are always looking to make an upset and the entire top 8 will be hard-fought. It will be interesting to see how Däumling in particular will perform, as this is the first time he attends an Avalon and he has given the likes of Amsah a difficult time in previous encounters. The up to date Melee singles bracket can be found here and very few, if any, changes will be made from this point forward.