Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios the currently unbeatable Super Smash Bros Wii U champion has announced that he has joined eSports organisation Team SoloMid. Over the past nine months ZeRo has won every major Super Smash Bros Wii U tournament including EVO and APEX. Here’s what he had to say about joining the team.
“TSM is my favourite eSports team. You see, I’m actually a League of Legends player and a fan of many different personalities. My favourite player in the scene is Dyrus, so my favourite team is TSM. I’ve been keeping up with them long before the LCS was even a thing.”
Update: It was a fake
There are images of a Dr. Mario themed stage for Super Smash Bros that are currently making their way around the web. It is interesting that they have appeared today when we heard news of the massive Super Smash Bros update which is due to arrive on July 31st. The images originated from 4Chan, but they do look reasonably legitimate. Guess we shall have to wait and see.
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Nintendo has confirmed today that there will be a gigantic Super Smash Bros update for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U coming on July 31st. The new update brings with it new stages, Mii Fighter costumes, a new tournament mode, and much more. Some of it will be free DLC and other parts of it will be paid DLC. The Mii Fighter costumes include one for King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong Country series and Chrom of Fire Emblem. Here’s what will be available on July 31st.
• Parka costumes, which can be used by all three Mii types
• King K Rool costume for Mii Fighters
• Chrom Costume for Mii Fighter
• Hyrule Castle 64 Stage
• Peach’s Castle 64 Stage
• Tournament Mode
• Ability to save and post replays to YouTube
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Reports are coming in via Twitter that Nintendo has suddenly decided to trademark King K. Rool’s name. This has prompted many to speculate that he will be the chosen fighter from the Super Smash Bros ballot. There was a lot of initial support for the villain in the Donkey Kong Country SNES series. Looks we shall have to wait for the official announcement.
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I’m sure a lot of you tuned in to the Super Smash Bros Wii U tournament at EVO this year, but in case you missed it ZeRo took the crown this year. ZeRo played all day Friday and Saturday morning to emerge victorious against the other competitors. ZeRo defeated Europe’s Mr. R and has an unblemished record for 2015. To celebrate his win ZeRo took home $11,556. He also set a record at EVO 2015 for not dropping a game the entire tournament. You can watch his winning moments, here.
EVO 2015 Smash Wii U Results – 1,926 Entrants
Prize Pool: $19,260
1. ZeRo (Diddy Kong, Sheik) – $11,556
2. LLL | Mr. R (Sheik) – $3,852
3. Nairo (Zero Suit Samus)- $1,926
4. Abadongo (Wario) – $770.40
5. Ally (Mario) – $385.20
5. Dabuz (Rosalina) – $385.20
7. FOW (Ness) – $192.60
7. ESAM (Pikachu) – $192.60
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It’s true, Nintendo’s very own Bill Trinen will be competing this year at EVO 2015. Trinen tweeted confirmation that he would be participating in the Super Smash Bros Wii U tournament. The EVO 2015 event kicks off on July 17th and ends on July 19th. There’s going to be plenty of games played, and more importantly, plenty of fearsome competitors. It should be a good show this year.
This year, Nintendo fans can celebrate Independence Day by playing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the New Nintendo 3DS XL as Mario dressed in an American flag outfit from the original game NES Open Tournament Golf. Dubbed “Uncle Sam Mario” by Super Smash Bros. enthusiasts, playing as Mario is a fun way to celebrate the holiday.
Fans can also celebrate July 4th this year at the beach, poolside or while traveling with new on-the-go titles from Nintendo including Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Stretchmo (available on the Nintendo eShop) or Code Name S.T.E.A.M.on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including the New Nintendo 3DS XL. In Code Name S.T.E.A.M, Abe Lincoln recruits a range of characters from across fictional literature to form a group with one task: to protect a Victorian era world from an alien menace. And from 7/2/2015 to 7/6/2015, players can see how their squad stacks up in the online tournament with the perfect name – Independence. This engaging, online tournament will use the Medal Battle ruleset.
Families can also have fun at home with Splatoon for Wii U. The first-ever North American Splatoon Splatfest will take place on July 4th at midnight PST and feature in-game fireworks in celebration of Independence Day. Splatfest, which runs for 24 hours, has players compete in online Turf War challenges – just pick a side and battle it out to earn points (in this case, team cat or dog)!
And what better way to celebrate our country’s independence than with fireworks? Everyone loves fireworks as they dazzle the sky with colors and texture, even your friends at Nintendo. Fireworks have even been long been incorporated into Nintendo games since the beginning, like at the end of the first level in the original Super Mario Bros. after Mario jumps on the flagpole, which is also included in the upcoming Super Mario Maker for Wii U launching this fall. Fireworks have carried through appearing in other recent titles like Mario Kart 8.