Morningside's first source for campus news
Friday September 22nd 2017

Insider

Archives

Siouxland Smash to Host Regional Super Smash Bros. Tournament

(04.30.2017) By Liv Minshall — “Run, Don’t Walk”, Siouxland Smash’s first regional Super Smash Bros. tournament is coming up fast.

David Fuentes, one of the most prominent members of the group has been hosting tournaments in the tri-state area for over 2 years, though they have never been on a regional scale.

Fuentes has been competitively playing Super Smash Bros. Melee and attending tournaments since March 2015. Since then he has become a very major member in Siouxland Smash’s group of about 20 to 30 people; attending not only tournaments in Siouxland, but all over the country.

Fuentes says that “Run, Don’t Walk” will be welcoming for all players, regardless of skill-level, and thinks that seeing top-level players from all over the Midwest might hook new players into joining the group. “It’s just not something that typically happens in Sioux City. You’re not gonna want to miss it.”

Fuentes used to play the Super Smash Bros. series when he was younger, but he says there is something about the gameplay that brought him back to seriously playing.

“The game is fast-paced and very technical, but you can be super creative. The game has been out for sixteen years and you can still see combos and play-styles that you’ve never seen before; a scenario that’s completely new,” Fuentes says.

Fuentes also says he hopes this tournament will benefit the tournament scene in Sioux City. He hosts monthly tournaments in town, which typically attract around 40 to 50 people, but with steadily growing numbers.

“In a way, I think it’s sort of a challenge for myself,” laughs Fuentes when asked why this tournament matters. He hopes to bring in a minimum of 120 people to this new tournament, and with Sioux City’s location he aims to get even more people traveling from Nebraska, Minnesota, South Dakota and other parts of Iowa.

 

At the tournament there will be over $600 in cash prizes paid out to the top players in each event.  “I’m moving soon and it’s kind of my way of going out with a bang,” Fuentes says.

Along with their usual monthly tournaments, held typically on the last weekend of the month, Siouxland Smash is also hosting a type of tournament called an “Arcadian” on May 20th which is perfect for new players who might not know where to enter the massive and fast-paced world of Smash.

The tournament will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn on July 1st, 2017, and will host both single and double person brackets for Melee, Project Melee, and Smash 4 for the Wii U.

For more information about attending, you can visit the event page here or check out Siouxland Smash on Facebook.