The Super Smash Bros franchise is a game that I grew up playing. Especially when I was really young. My first experience with Smash was when I went over to my friend’s house to play Melee in middle school. I grinded that game a lot with my friends, but as I grew up, my interests naturally shifted towards PC games.
Fast forward many years later to 2019. Through a friend of mine that’s played the Smash Bros series for many years [he was one of the top 10 Wolf players in Brawl], I regained my love for the game, and for the last 2+ years, I’ve been grinding Ultimate with my friend.
Unfortunately, the Ultimate scene isn’t as big in Korea as it is in the West. While Korea’s known for its rich history of esports, not much of it associates with Smash Bros. However, Korea still does have dedicated followers to the scene, and a lot of the growth can be contributed to Core-A Gaming.
Core-A hosts various fighting game tournaments each month. As COVID-19 halted practically everything around the world, Core-A’s offline events were put on hold as well. For over a year. Nov. 28 marked their first time reopening their studios and hosting an offline local, ‘Seoul Smash 14’, in a very long time, and I thought that it'd be the perfect occasion for me to enter my first local.
Unfortunately, I lost all my games, but the games felt winnable, and I learned what I need to improve on. But hey, I get to now share these sick photos from the tournament with our readers!
Striving for perfection to achieve excellence in esports