Evo 2016: Smash 4 Grand Finals Featured Mario vs. Mega Man

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

The grand finals for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at Evo 2016 just wrapped up, and it featured the battle of the ages between two gaming icons. On one side was Ally, from Canada, with his tried and true Mario, and on the other Kamemushi, from Japan, with none other than Mega Man. Kamemushi was coming from the loser’s side of the tournament, having been beaten by Ally in winner’s finals. He was able to get into grand finals by beating Zero, from the US, who is considered the greatest Smash 4 player alive, having had an incredible tournament winning streak last year.

Kamemushi started things off with Yoshi, and while he wasn’t a slouch, he was not able to beat Ally’s Mario. After bringing out Mega Man things seemed grim as Ally was able to beat him again. Kamemushi was able to bring things back by taking Ally down for the next match, but could not beat him in the last match as Ally finished him off 3-1 to become the 2016 champion of Evo for Smash 4.

The tournament overall was highly contested, with several Japanese players able to upset some of the USA’s finest. The tournament also feature quite a bit of character variety, as the game had been updated quite a bit since last year. Top 8 alone featured Mario, Mega Man, Cloud, Diddy Kong, Sheik, Yoshi, Fox, and Villager. Definitely an entertaining showing for the biggest Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament in the world.

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  • TachyonCode

    This may not be the best place for such discussion, so my apologies to the author if I get off on a tangent, but I really, really want to appreciate that a Canadian won the tournament.

    Though I hail from a region controlled by the USA; have no sense of patriotism towards it, in spite of my love for the land it rests its hairy, obese hindquarters on; and though I despise the whole concept of role models on principle — and though I feel that neither participating in a video game tournament nor an individual being advertised as of a particular national origin intrinsically reveals the value in them — I’m extremely curious about Canada’s people whenever I learn of a noteworthy one, and in particular, in any personification of the traditions and virtues it may or may not extol.

    In my experience, Canada’s been relatively historian-shy when it comes to talking pridefully about what things they do out of love of country. Of course, about all i know about Canada is that it’s really cold, they have moose and maple syrup, and they love certain of their national restaurant chains the same way some US Citizens love McDonald’s. So my experience is pretty limited, and may or may not be invalid.

    Nonetheless, I think, given the circumstance of this event, it would be nice to see a personality piece (or a link to one) examining the winning individual outside of games.

  • Metayoshi

    Zero resides in the US, but he’s actually from Chile. Top 3 were from Canada, Japan, And Chile. It’s great to see international representation in Smash 4.