Shroomed brought his Melee insights and experience to IGEC 2019 as a panelist of "The Smash Bros: How an Unsupported Nintendo Game Survived as an Esport." Shortly before his panel, Shroomed touched base with Nick Geracie on the state of the Smash community, the potential of Justin "Wizzrobe" Hallett being signed, and to weigh in on the "Melee vs. Super Smash Bros Ultimate" debate.
The Smash Bros. Panel will host a roundtable discussion with professional Smash Bros competitors featuring a Q&A session. Our panelists will explore how Smash differs from other FGC titles, the larger role of grassroots esports vs. publisher supported ones, and how the recent involvement (and infamous lack there of) of Nintendo might change the game's competitive future. This panel is a marquee event for competitive Smash fans and FGC enthusiasts!