Smash Player Wins Tournament, Is Awarded Bag Of Rice

September 12, 2016 - Super Smash Bros

Kamemushi, who came in second place during EVO 2016’s contest for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Smash 4 for short), swept by a 25th Umebura tournament in Tokyo yesterday interjection to his lightning speed and heartless combos.

His prize?

One span of headphones and a 66 bruise bag of rice.


After some 25 matches opposite many of a best Smash 4 players in a world, Kamemushi can now take it easy for a bit and listen to some rad tunes on a full stomach.


Of course, it’s not surprising for pro fighters, possibly in fighting or a UFC, to not get paid much either, during slightest compared to other star athletes. Most fighters would onslaught to make as most as back-benchers can acquire in a year on an NFL or MLB team.

Lots of eSports tend to counterpart this divide, with team-based games like League of Legends and Dota 2 mostly garnering incomparable esteem pools for tournaments. The whole pot for Smash 4 during EVO 2016 was south of $30,000. Kamemushi perceived $5,000 of that while Ally, who took initial place, took home only underneath $16,000. The lifetime loot amassed by both players are flattering meager. Even Jason ‘Mew2King’ Zimmerman, deliberate a top grossing Smash actor carrying perceived an estimated $147,216 over a length of his career, never walked divided from any contest with some-more than $5,000.

Talk about a grind.

It’s generally formidable for pro Smash Bros. players to make a life out of competing given Nintendo’s miss of support. The association announced during a start of a month that a “Regular Tourneys” territory in Smash 4 would be private by a finish of September. Sure, players can still horde tradition events, though Nintendo’s intentions are clear.


However, while Kamemushi’s accomplishments competence not have done him rich, we are positively richer for all he’s contributed to a arise of Mega Man in Smash 4‘s meta. Capcom competence not be doing anything sparkling or inestimable with a small blue bomber, though Kamemushi positively is.

You can watch his exploits in a Umebura grand finals below.

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