Photo Story by Maria Martinez
The Alkek Library, with the help of the bookstore, hosted the first ever two-day Super Smash Bros. tournament.
Since the bookstore started to sell video games, they thought that the best way to promote it was with a video game tournament. Zainab Haque, who came up with the tournament idea, said they started to organize it since January.
The Super Smash Bros. Melee is a GameCube game but it was played in the Wii console.
The grand prize was a solar backpack, a Heroes of the Storm game and some Funko! Pop figures.
The tournament started with 32 people. However, they had a waiting list of 20 others. Zainab said that for next tournament, they will probably make it a lot bigger, so nobody is left out.
Each player used their own GameCube controller.
This tournament was free. There were many people cheering their favorite gamers.
All of the battles lasted three minutes but the two semifinal battles were four minutes long.
Thayer Cranor, Mass Comm. Advertising major was having a blast presenting the final two.
Inoke L. and Roy G., were the two finalists. The final battle lasted five minutes.
Roy G. was really concentrated. He was barely blinking.
ROY is the WINNER! After playing 5 games during the tournament, he won the first place.
After the tournament Taylor Morales, stayed to play. He said he has been playing this game for quite some time now.
Taylor played 4 games in the tournament, but unfortunately he lost in his last battle.
Here’s Tanner Murphy’s video report on the first round of the Super Smash Bros. competition in Alkek Library, April 10, 2017.
Max Schirlo’s audio story covering the recent Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament at Alkek library.