We have finally concluded the votes for the inaugural Inven Global Smash Awards, which celebrated the best players, content, and talent in the competitive Smash scene. This was an important endeavor for Inven's Smash team since the community has been the driving factor keeping the esports scene alive. It's full of passionate players, fans, and TOs that care more about Smash than anything else.
The Inven Global Smash Awards are celebrating the Smash community and what makes us great. And we're starting with Super Smash Bros. Melee, which has now been around longer than 20 years. Throughout those two decades, the community has continued to grow, thrive, and remain in love with the technical fighting game that defined an era.
We're now announcing the best caster in Melee, voted by a panel of experts, journalists, and pros from the scene.
Best Melee Caster: Toph
Toph showed a new side of his already dynamic commentary in 2021. He was more analytical, more technical. Toph was the caster to listen to if you wanted to get a deeper understanding of what you were seeing.
But Toph is not just understanding. He's passionate. You can sense his love for Melee and its community every time he is casting. He can shoutcast with the best of them, screaming about insane plays and making hilarious jokes on the fly.
2021 was the start of the return of LAN events and it was more than invigorating to see Toph back in his element, even without Scar.
On top of casting, Toph spent 2021 creating entertaining Smash content. He has nearly 29,000 subscribers on YouTube. He hosts Melee tournaments, provides thoughts on Melee drama, and explains important Melee matches. If you love Melee, you'll love Toph's YouTube channel.
Best Melee Caster: Community Award
Toph has also taken the community award for best Melee caster — and he did it by a lot, receiving almost half the votes. It's probably no surprise to the Melee community to see Toph at the top. He is passionate about competitive Melee and has been a big part of the competitive scene, including an explosive 2021.
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