Does melee still have a competitive scene?


#1

If so, what are the best tournaments? I want to watch new replays and stuff, because I feel melee is such a great fighting game. (In fact, I’d say its the only fighting game in the series. I’d consider the other games ‘party games’).

But like, I know if I want to watch other fighting games of recently, I can look for big tournaments like SBO, nor cal regional, EVO, seasons beating, etc.

But I have no idea about smash bros.


#2

Both Melee and Brawl have very active competitive scenes. Smashboards.com is a great place to find recent videos. I think the most recent big tourney was Genesis 2.


#3

Check out videos from BEAST II (Europe) and Genesis 2 (USA) on AJP’s channel:



#4

Apex is coming up and it is going to be a big melee tournament. In some areas the melee scene has died down a bit and in others it has actually grown. Smashboards is a good place to keep track of tournaments especially ones in your region.


#5

yeah, go on smashboards, and check out your state, there’s at least 10 active players in pretty much every state, tons of the west/east coast.


#6

I though that the general trend was that everybody was finding Brawl to be boring as shit so they’re heading back to Melee.


#7

A lot of new players joined when Brawl came out, a lot of them stayed with Brawl and a lot converted to melee. Most who came into it before and after Brawls release generally go towards melee, as yeah, it’s a little more appealing in terms of challenge or whatever.
The melee scene will literally never die and possibly always grow, the game is the flukiest miracle in history. LOL


#8

Yes Melee is indeed a fluke. Nintendo never intended it to be nearly as competitive as it is. The scene goes on and the metagame continues to shift and develop. Apex was a couple weeks ago, check out some melee vids:
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#9

thank you for not posting grand finals, :slight_smile:


#10

melee is to smash what ST was to street fighter.

Capcom embraced it, Nintendo rejected it. Too bad, it couldve been the closest thing to a mainstream fighting game


#11

Yo, GFs was legit.

Just turn off the commentary.