Super Smash It UP, My Bros



Recently, from 5-8 March 2019, the Poly eSports Club hosted a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament. A game widely loved over the generations from Super Smash Bros. 64 (1999) to present. The club’s leader, Gabriel Cortes, hosted the tournament using Computer teacher Jonathan Virak’s room (416) using his monitor and projector to host 2 Nintendo switch setups.

The prize pool was not money, but a Nintendo Switch GameCube Controller which is priced at $24.99. The tournament contained 30 people playing in a best two out of three match the first day, and best out of one the next two days.

The room was filled to the brim each day with spectators and players alike to watch the phenomenal event. This event was a first of its kind and players were hungry for the win. As the dust settled, each set ended with a fist bump or handshake to keep good sportsmanship, but at the end of it all, who was left?

It was semi-finals and the two giants of the tourney where Matthew “Matt” Mercado and Michael “MikeDuu” Duu. Michael Duu showed up to show out on the first two days with his Falco stringing together multiple hits and spikes to utterly destroy his opponent.

Players from the corner of the room witnessed how both prospects tore through their brackets, ending up in the semi-finals. Duu favoring to play King K. Rool for his super-armor and heavy punishes. While Mercado stuck to his trusty Donkey Kong for its punishes and spikes. And in the best of such a match, it is very hard to predict a winner.

In he end, it was Mercado who stood atop the mountain triumphant ending the last stock with a winded up super punch.

With the grand finals ahead it was Gabino “Gambino” Diaz with his Little Mac against Matthew “Matt” Mercado, a classic Donkey Kong v.s Little Mac matchup. In a surprising turn of events, Gambino turns the tides and takes a clean 2 stock upset. Gabino wins it all, the honor and the nifty controller at the end of the day.

We hope to see more come out of the eSports Club and their semi-annual Smash tournament. Join president Gabriel Cortes in the Jackrabbits eSports Club every other Wednesday in room 416 during lunch.