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Frame Perfect Series 4: Online Recap – 1/20/202

Frame Perfect Series 4: Online Recap

Frame Perfect Series 4: Online was an online Super Smash Bros. tournament which took place between January 14th-17th, 2021. Platform fighters and other games not a part of the smash series, such as Kirby Fighters 2, also had their respective brackets.

The tournament was hosted by top veteran smash player Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman. Over the past decade, Mew2King has achieved top-level placings in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. With the former two, he was ranked first in the world at one point. Overall, this makes Mew2king one of the largest public figures in the smash community.

Mew2King hosted seven brackets in a span of four days. In addition, each event only lasted a single day.

Day 1

Two events kicked off day one: Super Smash Flash 2 Singles and Rivals Definitive Edition Singles. Both of these games are inspired by the Super Smash Bros. series. Each game can be assumed as a whole to have a respectable following from the number of entrants here. Super Smash Flash 2 Singles had 85 entrants while Rivals Definitive Edition Singles had 89 entrants.

In Super Smash Flash 2, MKxZ, a Meta Knight and Zero Suit Samus Player, won grand finals against Prolific, a Donkey Kong player. Prolific, coming from the losers bracket, reset MKxZ in grand finals 3-1. However, MKxZ held on in the second set of grand finals, beating their opponent 3-2.

In Rivals of Aether Definitive Edition, Josh “Xaro” Nye, an Orcane player, defeated Ethan “Penguin” Drake, an Absa and Ranno player in both sets of grand finals. After Penguin beat Xaro 3-1 in winners finals, Xaro would go on to defeat Penguin 3-0 in the first set of grand finals, and after the reset again 3-1.

Day 2

Two modded versions of official smash titles held tournaments on day two: Project + Singles and Smash Remix (N64) Singles. Project + is an improved version of its predecessor, Project Melee (PM), which is by extension a modded version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl designed to make the game feel more competitive. Smash Remix is an enhanced version of Super Smash Bros. 64 with more content such as characters and stages.

Project + Singles had 59 entrants and Smash Remix (N64) Singles had 43 entrants.

In Project +, Nogh, who plays a range of characters such as Charizard, Ivysaur and Donkey Kong, won grand finals over Marth player Rishi “Rishi” Malhotra. Rishi defeated Nogh in the first set of grand finals 3-2 before Nogh later won 3-0 in the second set.

In Smash Remix, Fray, a Falco player, defeated Patrick “Dogs_Johnson” Donaldson, a Pikachu and Captain Falcon player, 3-0.

Day 3 and 4

Day three was dedicated to Super Smash Bros. Melee Singles. 183 entrants were split up into four pools and those who made it out reached top 32.

Fox main Zachary “SFAT” Cordoni won the tournament without dropping a single set. In top 8, SFAT beat Falco main Dawud “Aklo” Rahman 3-1 in winners finals. In addition, he beat fox main Aziz “Hax$” Al-Yami 3-1 in both winners semi-finals and grand finals.

On the final day, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles were held with 472 entrants. They were split into four pools to reach top 64, and then was split up into another eight pools to determine which players would make it out to top 8.

Edgar “Sparg0” Valdez continues to make strides on the WiFi scene, placing first with his Cloud. In his losers run, Sparg0 defeated Incineroar main Juan “Skyjay” Pablo 3-2, Ness main Spencer “BestNess” Garner  and Saleem “Salem” Young, who went both Steve and Snake against Sparg0. After being knocked into losers earlier in top 8, the 15-year old Cloud main then got his revenge on Ike main Yezre’el “Yez” Askew. Sparg0 would defeat Yez 3-2 in the first set of grand finals and then again 3-1 in the second set of grand finals.

Kirby Fighters 2 was also held on the same day as Ultimate with 41 entrants.

Frame Perfect Series 4: Online had a total of 835 entrants.

“This is crazy, I’m so happy at how this is growing. I feel really good about the future!!” said Mew2king in a Tweet.

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