The best Smashers in the world to battle for $25,000 at SXSW
SXSW has dabbled in the world of esports in recent years, but this year it's set to do something special for one of the scene's most enduring communities. The annual tech and music festival will host a $25,000 Super Smash Bros. Melee invitational featuring the game's five best players—its "gods"—in nearly two weeks.
Called the The Battle of Five Gods, the invitational will include 20 top Melee players. Though a full player list has yet to be determined, the gods—Armada, Mango, Hungrybox, PPMD, and Mew2King—have been confirmed.Several other big players have tweeted that they'll be attending, Zac “SFAT” Cordoni will be in attendance.