There are two game titles within the current line-up of those in esports that I follow on two different temperatures. League of Legends, where my main job is to interview players and personalities within the LoL Esports scene, will always my main priority when it comes to my responsibilities. However, there's also Super Smash Bros Ultimate, a game I go watch when I want to take a break from League of Legends. Don't get me wrong, I'd say I'm just as passionate for SSBU as I am for League.
On Sep 4-5, a tournament in South Korea called Uprising 2022 took place, a gold event in the Smash World Tour circuit. Hosted by Core-A Studios, the South Korean major returned to its offline format in 3 years, as the last one was before the COVID-era. Despite travel restrictions, we saw major talent travel to Korea to compete in the tournament; major names like Gackt, a PG ranked player, and Kept, arguably the best Villager player in the world, have managed to travel from Japan to compete. Here's how the top 12 bracket went.