Rolex is no stranger to CLASH Tournaments’ media. We’ve seen extraordinary success from him at events like KTAR 8 and Apex 2014, and this professional Project M Snake main from New York never fails to impress. In his rise to fame, many have doubted his skills in comparison to someone by the name of Professor Pro, another Snake main from the United Kingdom. Armada himself backed up this secret killer, and he recently had his breakout tournament at BEAST 4 where he took second place to Armada, taking out Leffen in Losers Finals. This May, we know who will come out on top.
Professor Pro will be making the travel to SKTAR 3 this May, and taking on Rolex in a special best of 7 exhibition set. This premiere bout will take place Saturday night at the event, and will be streamed and presented to you exclusively by CLASH Tournaments. You can catch the set live online, or on our YouTube channel after it is done.
Professor Pro will be brought to the states in part with financial assistance by CLASH Tournaments and Keitaro, along with his great sponsor, Reign.
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Last weekend Major League Gaming paired up with the eSports Initiative to host the event Shuffle V in Columbus Ohio! This event would serve as a qualifier for Smash at MLG Anaheim if the title makes an appearance. Shuffle offered six total events, with Singles and Doubles for Melee, Brawl, and Project M. CT made a strong presence at the event with 8 total members there!
What was truly a spectacular feat for CLASH Tournaments members at Shuffle were the singles events. All three singles events (Melee, Brawl, Project M) saw Grand Finals that pitted CT against CT. Nailing top two at every singles event together, CT had Mew2King and Hungrybox take top 2 respectively in Melee and Project M, as ZeRo and Vinnie duked it out for Brawl getting top 2 respectively. Continue reading →
Did You Know Isai is Streaming… Right Now!? CT’s very own Isai streams most Tuesday nights on our livestream channel! Isai streams online Smash 64 play with a variety of great opponents. In fact, Isai is live right now, and one of his opponents tonight will be against CT Wizzrobe! http://www.twitch.tv/clashtournaments
Brawl, Melee, 64, and Project M players all have something to look forward to. The release of the next Smash installment! This game is like of breathe of fresh air, and for almost everyone, a new beginning. There are key things I think that should change or be improved within the community before Smash 4 takes off. Something that we as a whole should come together to do.
Unity – Brawl, Melee, 64, Project M, Crusade, Brawl -, Brawl +, Smash Flash, the list goes on. Original or mod they are all Super Smash Brothers games. We share the same series so lets share the same community. Come together as one. You want our community to blow up? Imagine how we would be seen if our numbers were all combined together. It would be pretty sick. You don’t have to play all these games, but you can at least respect them and the players that invest their heart, time, and soul into them. Remeber from before? Love Smash? Yea, please do it.
Traveling vs. Online – Imagine how much larger the Smash community would be if all of our wifi only players came to offline tournaments. I appreciate your love for wifi, but we bother you guys so much because we want to meet you and show you what it is like to experience face to face interaction with people who share similar interests with you. I was one of you, and my excuse was I was too young, and I didn’t have a ride. How silly of me. My life would be so boring compared to the way it began in late 2009 when I first came on to the offline scene. I’ll never take that decision back. Wifi can only help so much. Offline is where you really begin to improve and shine. No more excuses for Smash 4 because you are all older. No ride? I am sure there are carpools in your region, and public transit is a really neat tool. No money? Get a job, and use money to attend these events when you can. Not feeling well? I will personally drag you to the doctor and we will make it to Apex together. Continue reading →
We have a special event stream for all of you to check out this weekend – Polybash XIII! Polybash is a tournament series held in Montreal, Quebec – a first for CLASH Tournaments!
There is plenty of action to catch here with over 10 different events! There will be singles and doubles for all four Smash games, Pokemon X&Y, and League of Legends. Everything but League may make an appearance on my stream, with a focus on Smash.
Out of country attendees such as Mew2King and competitors from New England will make the trip up North to face off against players like Ally, Holy, Kage, Vwins, KirbyKaze, Weon-X, Raynex, and more!
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A month ago, after hearing that MLG is sponsoring smash events again, and Brawl is one of them, there was no way I wasn’t going. I studied APEX videos, past videos, and trained against level 9 computers a lot. The last week of training was spent doing 1k stocks worth of mk dittos and 200 stocks of chaingrabbing different characters. Mostly though, the last week was comprised of mindset training. Making it so during those moments in tournament, I will be as calm as possible. I am a very mental player.
Day 1 of my adventure – Thursday 2/20/14. I got a ride from my good friend Dul (theDul0r) from my house in southern LI to another great friend Max (juice.Doom)’s house, where Bloodcross would pick us up to start our journey the next day. I hung out with his friends who were all very cool. As I mentioned before, I played a lot this week, so I could afford to have a good time before the tournament without having to worry about cramming. I played Doom in MK dittos and tried my heart out for each match. He takes playing brawl less serious than me (he is mainly a commentator), but was still a good player in the past when he entered. And also has trained a good amount with myself and Mr.R since his decision to stop entering. We didn’t get many matches in since he had class the next morning, but they were fun. Continue reading →
Significant enhancements are constantly being worked on for each facet of CLASH Tournaments. Despite the most recent iteration of the website launching in only December of 2013, I felt like there was a lot more to desire. We are rapidly growing by the day, and if there has been any strong push by our members recently, it is the interest for journalism and sharing written content. I feel that the previous website was not tailored well for such content, and failed to properly highlight our most important offerings, while providing ample space for our important business partners and recognition for our members.
This new website has been designed from the ground up with all of this in mind, and will continue to grow. Not a single bit of information has been ported over automatically, and everything here is being curated and reproduced from our past websites. We’re launching with 6 initial articles from our past site, enhanced with better images, formatting, and readability. I’ll be continuing to add more articles to the site, with more coming as soon as tonight. Leading the way now is CT DeLux’s newest article series – Money Brawl – which is posted every Tuesday afternoon on our site. Continue reading →
For the sake of posterity, the full title of this column is officially “Money Brawl: the Art of Winning an Unfair Fight”. If you haven’t made the connection yet, I’ll start by saying that I’ve truly loved five things in my life, one of them being baseball.
So let’s talk about the Oakland Athletics and the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. Michael Lewis’s book is a must read. Moneyball follows how the Oakland A’s front office used previously unprecedented tactics to put together a roster to compete against other Major League Baseball teams while constrained by a budget that was roughly 1/3rd of the top teams. Much in the same way Billy Beane, the general manager of the A’s chronicled in Moneyball, changed the way the world looked at baseball, the book changed the way I looked at Brawl.
I want to take everyone back to January 2012. In terms of representation from around the world and how it was formatted, I’d go out on a limb and say that Apex 2012 was the hardest tournament in the history of Brawl. I still remember some of the gasps in the crowd as they read off the Round 2 pools. At the time I hadn’t really established myself as anything but a mid-level or lower high-level player from the Midwest, so hearing the pools was a very “we’re not in Kansas anymore” sort of moment. Continue reading →
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