Leffen played SFAT in a Smash Bros. Melee money match, and it was almost a stomping

A Twitter dispute between Super Smash Bros

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A Twitter dispute between Super Smash Bros. Melee players Zachary “SFAT” Cordoni and Team SoloMid‘s William “Leffen” Hjelte was settled in a money match this weekend.

It all started when Cordoni made a snarky remark about Hjelte losing to Alliance‘s Adam “Armada” Lindgren at the Eclipse tournament in Norway earlier this month. Leffen responded with the “nut-up or shut-up” approach, essentially telling Cordoni to either accept a $1,000 challenge or back off. It quickly turned into an issue of pride, and Cordoni was cornered into accepting.

The $1,000 first-to-five-wins match went down at DreamHack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden, on Friday.

Hjelte won the first two games, taking advantage of Cordoni’s poor edge guards. Cordoni did come back for game three and was able to land a win. But Cordoni couldn’t keep the pressure on, and continued to falter where Hjelte didn’t. Ultimately Hjelte took the final three games, making it an easy 5-1 victory for the Swede. 

Although Hjelte didn’t win the money match as handedly as he did against Team Liquid’s Kashan “Chillindude” Khan earlier this year (he 5-0’d Khan), he was more than willing to gloat on Twitter.

Your parents lied to you, Santa Claus is real and his name is @SFAT17

— William Hjelte (@TSM_Leffen) November 27, 2015

Christmas came hella early this year

— William Hjelte (@TSM_Leffen) November 27, 2015

I played pretty meh but I’d rather conserve energy and save tricks for the better foxes tbh lol

— William Hjelte (@TSM_Leffen) November 27, 2015

Sorry fam for dropping the 5-0.

Guess I’ll have to settle for a JV B

— William Hjelte (@TSM_Leffen) November 27, 2015

Cordoni really didn’t have much to say.

(Sorry, this embed was not found.)This is actually Hjelte’s third high-profile money match for the year. Cloud9’s Joseph “Mango” Marquez challenged him to a $1,000 money match at the Apex 2015 tournament in New Jersey after Hjelte’s brutal destruction of Khan. Sadly for the many American fans backing Marquez, he lost 3-1 in the best-of-five match.

Interestingly, during Hjelte and Cordoni’s money match Marquez was commentating, bringing a lot of knowledge to the commentary seat. According to Marquez, both players played poorly—but Hjelte’s poor was slightly better than Cordoni’s poor.

Hjelte has another $1,000 money match coming up against Tempo Storm’s Weston “Westballz” Dennis at the Genesis 3 tournament in January.

H/T Geeky Good Squad