Super Smash Bros. contest brings hundreds to Notre Dame – WNDU

July 5, 2015 - Super Smash Bros

Hundreds from around a universe descended on Notre Dame for a Super Smash Bros. tournament.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Hundreds of people from around a universe descended on Notre Dame this weekend for a video diversion tournament.

The people were personification Super Smash Bros. Melee; a diversion combined 13 years ago for Nintendo GameCube. People from as distant as Sweden came to attend in a contest for some-more than $5,000 in income prizes.

“The expansion of e-sports has happened over time,” Tim Kish, Mishawaka proprietor and contest organizer said. “It’s a delayed process. When we started using tournaments, it would be a 5 hour expostulate to play 8 people in someone’s basement. It’s to a indicate now that there are corporate sponsors chipping in money.”

One of a world’s best Super Smash Bros. Melee players trafficked from Sweden to play in this tournament.

“This diversion brings out a foe in everyone,” Adam Lindgren of Sweden said. “You’re always competing with friends. When people hear about a community, they wish to travel, they wish to compete, they wish to uncover they’re improved than everybody else. It’s a lot of people with a same interest. We have a passion for this game.”

Players participated in two-person teams and one-on-one games. The two-day contest will cap tomorrow during a North Dining Hall on Notre Dame’s campus.

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