Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate both surpass 1,000 entrants

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The main entry window for Genesis 7, which commences on January 24, is now closed.

From the look of things, pundits are rating it to be the best tournament of the early 2020 competitive season for both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate.

Already rated as one of the most legendary tournaments in the fighting game scene, Genesis is known as one of the biggest Melee tournaments each year. So, it is expected to live up to its billing.

With both games surpassing 1,000 entrants just five days into the new year, it is the biggest Ultimate tournament so far this season.

Although the first Ultimate Major, is currently underway with just over 750 total competitors throughout every bracket, Ultimate Singles at Genesis has logged more than 1,600 participants.

Not mentioning the names of more prominent names like Leonardo “MKLeo” Lopez and Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey attending, the entrants alone that make it an S-Tier event is now number one so far.

MKLeo, in his first tournament of the year, will be defending his top rank once more against several players who will have already been competing in other events.

Although Ultimate boasts of more entries, Genesis has always been a Melee focused tournament.

Still waxing stronger after a great 2019 season, Genesis 7 will be the first Melee Major of 2020, with almost every top player coming out to kick off the first year of the scene’s third decade.

MKLeo will have to be better than Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, who is also going to be defending the title of the top player against the likes of Joseph “Mang0” Marquez and William “Leffen” Hjelte.

This will be a resumption of the clash between two players that were coming on late in 2019 to make a run at the number one spot.

Meanwhile, more players still have the opportunity of signing up under emergency registration in three days.

The numbers are not expected to change significantly before the January deadline.

Genesis 7 will kick off on January 24, with tournaments for Melee and Ultimate, Splatoon 2, Smash 64, and Rivals of Aether.

In a related development, Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai has shown off Super Smash Bros. Ultimate camera’s capabilities

Sakurai, who likes putting out content, even if it is not added to the game itself, shared information about behind-the-scenes development and other little tidbits about the games, which he had been doing over the last ten days.

Sakurai had revealed some of his picture-taking prowess using the game’s camera feature.

Written by: Oladipupo Mojeed