Salisbury University junior Jamaal Gervais won StarNet’s “Super Smash Bros. Brawl!” Tournament held last Saturday, receiving a $25 Visa gift card, the “mystery hat” and the coveted title of best Super Smash Bros. player on campus as his prize.
The tournament was a single-elimination tournament that started out with 32 contestants. The tournament cost $3 to enter. The final match was played best 2 out of 3. Gervais swept the final round by using the characters Kirby and Pit from the game “Kid Icarus.” The tournament’s runner-up was SU sophomore Kevin Zelaya.
“Super Smash Bros. Brawl” is a fighting game that consists of many different Nintendo characters. These characters each have unique move sets and all involve a different strategy. Characters include Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser, Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Kirby, Link, Princess Zelda, Captain Falcon, Donkey Kong and many more favorite Nintendo characters. “Brawl!” is the third game in the Super Smash Bros. Series, the previous being the original “Super Smash Bros.” and “Super Smash Bros. Melee.”
A notable highlight of the tournament was in the first round when sophomore Addison Tilden faced off in a brawl with eight-year-old Madelyn Benn. It was a friendly and exciting Pokémon battle between Pokémon characters Pikachu and Jigglypuff. Pikachu won the battle. Tilden made it to the top 8 but was defeated in a close match against the eventual runner-up.
Gervais won the first round of the finals by using Kirby against Zelaya’s character Lucas from the Nintendo series “EarthBound.” Despite losing the first match of the finals, Zelaya stuck with Lucas for the next match. Gervais sealed the deal with Pit, the angel whose specialty is his bow and arrows. The second match was rather close, but Lucas did not seem to deal well with Pit’s flying arrows. Gervais won the round and the title of SU’s King of Super Smash Bros.
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