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Ultimate 32 - an SSBU Event with $10k Prize Pool

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Ultimate 32 - an SSBU Event with $10k Prize Pool
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This tournament had 1277 attendees and the fight was really tough

We have quite a lot of stories in fighting esports about strong players that win all their matches during an event and get the champion title (for example, 9superpie at NA Online Open October 2020). Such examples are quite motivating, but the opposite scenario can be even more impressive - when a player struggles at the beginning, falls into the Losers Brackets, and still proves their skills and gets the victory. Such a scenario happened at the Smash tournament Ultimate 32.

This was quite a big event with many participants - probably thanks to the high prize pool (for comparison, the monthly tournaments The Box: Lunch Box give around $1,000 to Top 8 players).

1277 attendees played in 64 starting pools, then in the Top 256 part, and the Ultimate 32 brackets to enter the final section - Top 8.

Almost the whole tournament, everything was quite promising for Enrique "Maister" Hernández Solís. He entered Top 32 through the Winners Bracket and successfully won three matches there. He defeated Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez in the Semi-Final (with some difficulties though, 3:2) and Luis “Lui$” Oceguera in the Winer Final (also 3:2). But then he met MkLeo once again.

Ultimate 32 - Winners Final:

For MkLeo, the start of this esports event was cheerful as well. And even falling into the Losers Bracket couldn’t break his spirit. The guy defeated Noah “Sharp” M. (3:2), Edgar “Sparg0” Valdez (3:1), and Luis “Lui$” Oceguera (3:0) to reach the Grand Final.

Ultimate 32 - Losers Final:

Maister started the Grand Final with power - he won two games in a row. But then MkLeo took Ike to the fight and won three games to reset the match and three games in the Grand Final Reset to win the whole tournament.

Ultimate 32 - Grand Finals:

Top 8 players of the SSBU esports event Ultimate 32:

  • 1. Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez (T1) - Byleth / Ike
  • 2. Enrique "Maister" Hernández Solís (SSG) - Mr. Game & Watch
  • 3. Luis “Lui$” Oceguera - Palutena / Fox / Mario
  • 4. Edgar “Sparg0” Valdez - Cloud
  • 5. Noah “Sharp” M. (Sharp) - Wolf
  • 5. Kolawole “Kola” Aideyan - (Roy)
  • 7. Samuel “Dabuz” Buzby (Team Liquid) - Min Min
  • 7. Eric “Mr. E” Weber - (Lucina)

Another quite big and interesting SSBU tournament is Smash Bowl MMXXI. Recently, we talked with its organizer Justin "paperfairy" Mills.

If you want to get victories in Smash Ultimate, you need to have an absolutely comfortable controller. Some players modify GameCube gamepads to perform moves and attacks flawlessly. 

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