Yahoo Esports announces Smash Rivalries tournament

We started with uLoL Rivalries, bringing the most passionate University League of Legends rivals together to settle the score.

Now, in partnership with Nintendo, we’re bringing it to Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Smash Rivalries by Yahoo Esports will tap into the storied past of the game’s East Coast vs. West Coast conflict, pitting two coastal crews against once another in a battle for Smash supremacy.

Smash Melee Rivalries kicks off April 8 in Los Angeles, CA.
Smash Melee Rivalries kicks off April 8 in Los Angeles, CA.

To celebrate 15 years of back-and-forth beef, Yahoo Esports will run a 16-man invitational on April 8-9 in Los Angeles, CA., featuring eight of the top players from each coast:

East Coast

Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma
Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman
James “Swedish Delight” Liu
Justin “Wizzrobe” Hallett
James “Duck” Ma
Ryan “The Moon” Coker-Welch
Sami “DruggedFox” Muhanna
Daniel “ChuDat” Rodriguez

West Coast

Joseph “Mang0” Marquez
Zachary “SFAT” Cordoni
Weston “Westballz” Dennis
Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson
Dajuan “Shroomed” McDaniel
Kevin “PewPewU” Toy
Johnny “s2j” Kim
Joey “LuCKy” Aldama

Alongside the East vs. West, 8-on-8 crew battle, the Smash Rivalries tournament will feature singles and doubles brackets. The commentary crew will include Wynton “prog” Smith, D’Ron “D1” Maingrette, Brandon “HomeMadeWaffles” Collier, Phil DeBerry, and Kris “Toph” Aldenderfer.

Fans around the world can tune into Yahoo Esports and Twitch live starting at 12:00pm PST on April 8th. Yahoo Esports Smash expert Daniel “Tafokints” Lee will be leading coverage on the ground at the event, and Yahoo Esports will be showcasing behind-the-scenes interviews and moments on Twitter @YahooEsports and in special videos after the event.