Hungrybox finally takes a Evo Super Smash Bros. title

July 19, 2016 - Super Smash Bros

Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma finally prisoner a Super Smash Bros. Melee Evo pretension that had eluded him for a past 3 years on Sunday. Hungrybox had come tighten to excellence any year given Melee returned to a Evo lineup in 2013, though he had never been means to move home a large pretension until Sunday. He finished third in 2013 and was runner-up in any of a past dual years.

His championship came during a responsibility of a fortifying champion, Sweden’s Adam “Armada” Lindgren. Armada degraded Hungrybox for a pretension final year and came impossibly tighten to repeating a attainment on Sunday, though Hungrybox got a improved of scarcely any purchase impulse in their epic grand final encounter.

Hungrybox, who entered a grand final from a losers’ bracket, raced out to a 2-0 lead in a first-to-five set before Armada responded with dual widespread games to tie things up. Armada hold a full batch advantage when he reduced Hungrybox to his final stock, though Hungrybox found a approach to lift a diversion behind and force a joint reset. Armada afterwards took a 2-1 lead in a second grand final set, and he twice reduced Hungrybox to what could have been his final batch of a tournament. But in both games, Hungrybox found a approach to win.

He wouldn’t be denied.

Before he finished Armada’s repeat bid, he derailed Joseph “Mang0” Marquez’s query for a third Evo championship. Mango won a Evo climax in 2013 and 2014, though his initial try during a “3vo” fell brief after waste to Justin “Plup” McGrath and Hungrybox singular him to a fifth-place finish.

Mang0 bent out in fourth place this year underneath nearly-identical circumstances. Plup degraded him in a compare to strech Sunday’s tip 8 session, only as he did final year. Hungrybox separated him on Sunday in a losers’ semifinal match, one turn after than a dual had faced in 2015.

Plup finished in third place this weekend. After promulgation Mang0 to a losers’ bracket, he kick Hungrybox on Sunday to strech a winners’ final. Once there, he mislaid 3-0 to Armada, afterwards mislaid 3-1 to Hungrybox in a losers’ final.

Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman and Johnny “S2J” Kim tied for fifth place, while Weston “Westballz” Dennis and Kevin “PewPewU” Toy tied for seventh. Mew2King was also adored to make a low run in a weekend’s Super Smash Bros. for WiiU tournament, though he withdrew from that eventuality to concentration only on his Melee performance.

Although a 2,500-player contest was a largest Melee eventuality of a year by far, a span of important players were absent. Kevin “PPMD” Nanney withdrew from a eventuality dual weeks ago due to health concerns. Then, only dual days before Evo began, William “Leffen” Hjelte announced that he would skip Evo due to ongoing visa issues that have kept him out of a United States given late 2015. 

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