Doubles Bracket: M@v and Melon steamrolled through the doubles bracket - Melon on Wario, and M@v bouncing between Falco, Fox, and Marth. Congrats to M@v and Melon for taking 1st place in the SSB Brawl Doubles Bracket without dropping a single game!
Singles Bracket: The singles bracket was a fascinating display of skill and practice. Many of the players in the final rounds ended up playing multiple matches against each other, allowing ample time for mind games and endurance to become huge factors in the results.
Congratulations to Alex "AlexoftheAura" Wolf, from Shamokin PA, for a very impressive display on Lucario - he walked with 3rd place!
Ernesto "Neto" Reyes, a transfer student from Robert Morris University, played a relentless Pikachu and swept the winners bracket, only to be stopped in the last two matches on the tournament and finish in 2nd!
Chris "Melon" Urban, a Penn State University Park sophomore, fell into the losers bracket but fought his way back tooth and nail to face Neto in two back-to-back grand finals matches! After winning the majority of his games with his clever use of Wario, Melon switched to Falco for the final showdown with Neto.
The last three, heart pounding games of the singles bracket were played on the Melee Pokemon Stadium with Falco and Pikachu, and the very last ace match of the tournament came down to an even, 0%, one-stock face-off. Finally, with a resounding up-smash, Melon sent Neto off the stage and took 1st place in the tournament!