100 thoughts on “Things of Beauty: Super Smash Bros. as Spectator Sport

  • June 1, 2019 at 3:54 am
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    You should watch tekken stuff. I knew nothing about fighting games but i watched one fight and spiraled out of control

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:41 am
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    Ehh i was into it until i saw he said he was an hbox fan

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  • June 2, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    "a captain falcon has never won a major" NOT ANYMORE BOYS. MY BOY WIZZY HAS DONE IT.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 12:07 am
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    Here from the future, Captain Falcon just won a supermajor.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Can we get a follow up after the Wizzy win?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 6:20 am
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    Well, wizzrobe just won a major with falcon so we cool now

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  • June 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm
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    Welp, obligatory Falcon won a major goes here, hella good job Wizzy

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  • June 3, 2019 at 6:07 pm
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    Came back to this video now that wizzrobe won as falcon

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  • June 4, 2019 at 3:54 pm
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    So… if you haven't watched, you're probably going to want to check out Smash n Splash 5's melee vods.

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:56 pm
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    How do you feel about Wizzrobe's falcon winning Smash n' Splash 5?

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  • June 5, 2019 at 3:54 am
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    3:33 SnS5

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  • June 5, 2019 at 4:16 am
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    Came back to watch the video juat tp say Wizzy just won a super major with captain falcon.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 10:38 am
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    Pretty awesome take until the “muh arbitrarily enforced gender ratios” nonsense

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  • June 5, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    Please make another smash video now that Wizzrobe won a super major with Falcon 😁

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  • June 5, 2019 at 7:11 pm
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    "Even as I know no one's won a major tournament with him in years"

    hehe

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  • June 6, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    “No one has won with falcon in years”
    I know this video is old, but if you haven’t heard, Wizzrobe, a popular falcon player, won Smash N Splash this year.

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  • June 7, 2019 at 4:28 am
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    3:32 eh wizzy

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  • June 7, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Moment 38 or 39 or whatever was amazing

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  • June 7, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    Watching this after Wizzy's Smash n Splash victory, I'm disappointed that I can't like this video twice

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  • June 8, 2019 at 1:09 am
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    I hope you watched wizzy win SnS5

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  • June 8, 2019 at 8:25 am
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    okay you might love teh game for all teh right reasons but you dont love teh right stuff so sorry nope

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  • June 12, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    4 years later and aMSa’s a Top 10 Player

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  • June 17, 2019 at 4:38 am
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    When he mentioned the top Falcon players he didn’t mention wizzrobe but he did mention like bruh really. Also his favorite gods are m2k and hbox, and he doesn’t like trash talk. Really though it’s good to see new people enter the smash scene even though this vid is 4 years old as of this comment

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  • June 17, 2019 at 9:09 am
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    Here from the future, Pikachu just won a super major. 2019 has been an absolute crazy year for Melee

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  • June 18, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    you have to do a follow-up to this video because melee in 2019 is ridiculous

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  • June 18, 2019 at 2:40 pm
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    this is one of the best youtube videos

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  • June 18, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    Hearing you say "I love captain falcon even though no one has won a tournament with him in years" is SO SATISFYING NOW THAT WIZZY WON SnS

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  • June 19, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    FALCON JUST WON A SUPERMAJOR!!!!!!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    The only thing i know about smash is "happy feet WOMBO COMBO!"

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  • June 20, 2019 at 6:03 am
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    4:35
    here for personal validation, do you still love me

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  • June 22, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    Lose the foolish, low IQ swearing.

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  • June 24, 2019 at 6:29 am
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    Marth Fan. It’s a curse.

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  • June 26, 2019 at 2:16 am
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    Hehe, he favourites Hbox and M2K

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  • June 29, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    Why do you dislike Mango?

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  • June 29, 2019 at 6:28 am
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    Ironically smash is by far the best and deepest competitive fighter.

    There's no getting close to that "party" game.

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  • June 29, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    Im from the future

    There are still not that many professional female smash players

    Guess what? That's okay

    Just like it would be for some sjw [email protected] if they were all female.

    Would it be nice to have more females in competitive smash? Yeah, but only if they deserve to be there and if they aren't propped up as ThE FEmaLe as you wanted that one woman to have been in that doc.

    How horrifying for her to be simply boiled down into her gender. She has a name. Did you [email protected] mention it? Could be wrong but I don't think ya did, bud. You're kind of a [email protected] sheep parrot hivemind sjw puke.

    And while im at it, which is it sjws? Do you want women treated like unremarkable equals or do you want to prop them up as special wittle snowflakes?

    You sjw dummies ALWAYS choose the exact opposite of what direction any nearby males take just to get your "me am offended therefore me big brain" jollies off.

    The correct answer is the former, fyi.

    I literally cannot figure out why having more women compete in smash has any bearing on anything ever. No one is keeping "da wamens" down. There just are not as many women who care about smash (I don't really know, of course, but seems like the most likely reason) as men.

    Admit it. Most, if not almost all, of sjws only care about getting easy brownie points from fellow dummies and self-satisfaction than any woman's rights or well-being.

    God how tiring must it be for any (especially famous/noteworthy/important) woman to be constantly reminded by sexists from all sides of her ooga-booga down unda and her pair of Ricky-Licky McBiggie Von Titties and to be dragged around as some tool, some weapon, for whatever masturbatory BS that happens to be the latest shaming fashion.

    You'd be flabbergasted at how little even the average "woke" millenial wamens give a shit about sjw crap. But then again I never solicit political opinions from 95% of all the people I know so I could be wrong.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 6:19 am
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    You talked falcon and didn't mention scar as a notable player bruh

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  • July 2, 2019 at 1:31 am
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    Watches the smash documentary which paints mango as a villain and instantly follows suit.

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  • July 3, 2019 at 2:41 pm
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    Here from the future, Axe won Summit.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    I only ever played Street Fighter on the NES and I mained Dhalsim. I liked the stretchy-arm thing and I liked his stages, though the one with the statue of Lord Buddha lying on His side is in Thailand, people, not India. Dhalsim was supposed to be an Indian (East Indian, I don't mean Native American) fighter, right?

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  • July 6, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    PS: Oh Melee, the love of my teenage life. I actually had a crush on Roy (I mained him, too), I kid you not. I was 14 at the time, mind, but still, LOL. Also though, nowadays, I can see why people wouldn't main Roy in competitive Smash. He is SLOW and he can't do shit in the air. Go Marth if you want a Fire Emblem character for Melee, really.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    PS2: Can I just say, without trying to sound like I'm objectifying the guy, but holy shit, Amsa's gorgeous. It's like you say about the racial diversity, eh? I don't have a "type" when it comes to guys but there are certain collections of features I like versus don't like, and wow, he's got a great collection of features. I'm kind of lucky in that I DON'T have a type: I'll rule out fewer people.

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  • July 11, 2019 at 1:50 am
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    Melee is no longer in evo fml

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  • July 11, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    I watched this when it came out and it's what got me into Melee, and 4 years later I'm here trying to talk about Melee with every single one of my Co-Workers and and person that will listen to me rant about it. I'm so glad this video showed up in my recommended 4 years ago!

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  • July 11, 2019 at 6:35 am
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    As someone who's last name is "DeLeon," it's pronounced, "Deli ohn

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  • July 11, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    lol i used to do the ken combo without knowing it was a thing in competitive gaming.
    I guess these kinds of things happen when you devote yourself to one character and one character only.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Here from the future. Pikachu won a major! Lez go Axe

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  • July 17, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    Bro… Dr. PP for the win

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  • July 19, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    watched this like 5 times already.
    still gets recommended, still going to watch it 🙂

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  • July 21, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    This has not aged well.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 12:58 am
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    This is so relatable, I completely get your sentiments. From hearing this I can tell you should have gotten into the starcraft scene while at its height. It was the 1st esport and it's to this day my favourite. Daigo's moment at EVO with all the chills it gives me, doesn't even compare in excitement to the even the lesser games between the best players. To me melee scene is a substitute for the SC one. From drama to a steep learning curve, SC fandom had it all and the game has the same feel as melee with when it comes to the trickery/glitchery that the players evolved into the game. The meta game also evolved constantly with players training 14h/day within their team. If you love melee for the reasons I understand here, my exact reasons, you should definitely check out starcraft, it's the ultimate esport.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 1:47 pm
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    We'll congratulations with wizzy wining a major for those falcon mains.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 12:03 pm
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    Hey, just wanted to say that this video brought me to the smash documentary and to Smash Ultimate.
    There are feelings that could be expressed but I think you have expressed most of them. Thus, I shall simply say thank you.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 4:45 am
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    Man, I used to be a STAUNCH smash casual elitist. I'd play Brawl/PM/4 with smash balls on (and a couple other items), hated FD and 'boring' triplats, and thought that using "glitches" like wavedashing, desyncing, etc invalidated Melee as a viable competitive game, going as far as to say "Melee is a solved game" occasionally.

    Then, I watched this video, and shortly after, the Smash Doc. Needless to say, my opinion pretty much did a 180. Every once in a while, I'll come back to this video, and it makes me really happy that I've come around on the competitive.

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  • August 1, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    here in the lovin you squad. also some games.

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  • August 1, 2019 at 3:22 am
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    dude i love listening to people talk about what they love and you love this.

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  • August 4, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Nigga you gay as fuck

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  • August 5, 2019 at 11:05 am
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    What if they extended so that the zoom camera on the knee was 80 frames (about a little more than 1 second) long?

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  • August 5, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    After watching EVO 2019 and Tweak vs Leo in Grand Finals I have to agree that Competitive Smash is a drama and in Ultimate the variation of fighters is large pretty much every character has a chance to be tournament viable since they've made Ultimate with the pro scene in mind. Winner's pool came down to a Wario and PKMN Trainer to go to Grand Finals both not considered in S tier.

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  • August 7, 2019 at 3:23 am
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    When I was a teen, I was determined to get good at Yoshi for the exact same reasons you mentioned at 10:30 . I got pretty good. Managed to defeat like a level 8 Fox CPU. But alas, I never really followed through because life.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    Nice to include that knuckleball slow-mo trajectory.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/baseball/comments/cohxuh/til_that_knuckleball_pitchers_treat_their/

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  • August 12, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    This video actually got me into smash

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  • August 13, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Once you circled Hungrybox as a favorite I paused it. This video is no longer worth my time.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    I could never watch smash with out playing

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  • August 16, 2019 at 4:18 pm
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    I love smash, and I liked this video, but please stop talking about "le evil men" in competitive gaming. It's just cringy as fuck. Like yeh it would be cool if more women played smash but I doubt they're going to want to if you treat every female player as the next coming of christ

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:53 am
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    Competitive smash is the only reason I got into fighting games at all.

    It’s the only reason after 25 years of ignoring melee (and the other two even more), I got so into Ultimate that I went to GOML (a major tournament) and loved it.

    Also: I’m a huge sports fan (soccer/footy mainly) and I’d recommend getting into smash to anyone who already likes fierce competition.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    Shit just sucks that I’ll never be able to shorthop well enough to play at a high level. Got a completely messed up right wrist, even typing this hurts.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 10:24 am
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    A Falcon won Major this year in SnS

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  • August 17, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    I end up watching this video like at least once a year
    I love that there are still comments and discussion here
    I love that people come here to cheer on wizzy and amsa
    melee is fuckin sick dude

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  • August 17, 2019 at 11:47 pm
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    I really hope you've changed your opinion about your favorite gods because wow they're actually the worst ones now

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  • August 19, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    So what you're saying is…

    there should be a new F-Zero game.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    I don't care who you are, you don't root against Mang0 unless you are playing against mang0 yourself or you're H-Box

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  • August 19, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    Back again for my yearly watch after recommending it to a friend. Once again in tears. My friend, you are good at story.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 3:54 am
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    I am happy this reached much more than 1M

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  • August 20, 2019 at 6:23 am
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    This is probably one of the top 10 melee related videos i’ve ever seen, it hits so close home

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  • August 20, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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    I've watched this video at least 10 times and I've never played Smash. It is just a great explanation about why spectator sport is interesting and why video games are just as legit a spectator thing and a thing to master as other sports. This is hands down my favorite youtube video.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 9:08 pm
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    Lol why should they treat a girl who plays smash as special? It’s dumb..

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  • August 22, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    No one's keeping women out of this scene. They just tend not to give a shit about video games, especially the more niche and difficult genres. Stop making an issue where there isn't one – not everyone is as emasculated as you.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    16:45 YESsssss!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    practicing short hops, damn thats depressing. short hops are something you master pretty quick

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  • August 25, 2019 at 1:17 am
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    Stop bringing up gender and race it's fucking pointless it's Smash not college

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  • August 26, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    imagine going from a gaming channel to a left tuber

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  • August 26, 2019 at 2:27 am
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    As someone who gives many fuck about sports and only recently has gotten into watching competitive Smash, you couldn’t have picked a better baseball clip.

    It’s one of the most legendary baseball plays of all time and I remember my jaw hitting the floor watching it live as a kid but can also see how if you don’t baseball how you wouldn’t get what was so special about it at all.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 4:13 am
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    Oh wow this is four years old

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  • August 26, 2019 at 7:09 am
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    So first you do shitty leftist propaganda

    Then you do this "better" sort of video

    You're unpredictable you know that

    (But please stop ticking off at anything that you find slightly incorrect, it's annoying)

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  • August 27, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Here from the future, melee got boring

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  • August 28, 2019 at 12:59 am
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    Cringe video , smash is a party game.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    You don’t like mang0 my heart is aching

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  • August 28, 2019 at 7:53 am
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    Women will rise up in the Smash community if they are good enough to be there, there is nothing excluding them other then their own talent. Get your forced feminism out of here, please.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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    Small problem with saying other fighters or traditonal fighters don't have creativity just because of system exploits Smash has. Ignores the fact other fighting games have system exploits not put there by devs, like option selects, plinking or hell even wavedashing. Team games have assists and team comps that come out of no where, Smash is not unquie in having low tier upsets as well.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 10:59 pm
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    3:29 Wizzy just won one a couple months ago

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  • August 29, 2019 at 3:34 am
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    Wizzy is your god

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  • August 30, 2019 at 1:16 am
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    >Doesnt like trashtalk
    >Likes Hungry box
    Ironic.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    What's cool is that once you invest in these other fighters there's also lore and history there too

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  • September 7, 2019 at 5:23 am
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    hey i wouldn’t call the falcon main a traitor for switching. I’m a falcon main in ultimate but he’s still a mid tier character and those pros gotta keep up with the meta

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  • September 7, 2019 at 10:01 am
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    Pika Falcon doobiddy doo

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:43 pm
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    4:08 hbox really, why him?

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  • September 7, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    So you're saying this is pro wrestling?

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  • September 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm
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    Wait till this man hears about wizzy

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