Alongside the action going on at The Big House 6 this weekend, another big name in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has been picked up by a top flight esports team. Making their first steps into fighting games, Luminosity Gaming has signed Mewtwo specialist and current fifth in the world at Smash 4, Yuta “Abadango” Kawamura as their first player.
First proving his immense skill in Smash 4 with his Pac-Man back at Apex 2015, Abadango is now considered the world’s best Mewtwo, with victories at Pound 2016, PPT Summer and Clutch City Clash, along with top 8 finishes at CEO 2016, Evo 2016 and Super Smash Con. Acting as the first player to really show Mewtwo’s sheer power at a high level, with his usage of the Disable infinite and mastery of the neutral game, Abadango is a definite force to be reckoned with. Discussing their entry into the fighting game scene, Luminosity Gaming founder Steve Maida stated that “after meeting with Abadango, getting to know him and his history within the competitive scene, it was clear that he was someone we wanted on Luminosity. This is just the beginning of our journey into FGC and there is surely more to come. The community is unlike any other in gaming and one we hope to be a welcomed, contributing member of for years to come!”
With the backing of a multi-game esports team, Abadango should be able to attend even more events worldwide and assert his dominance as one of the best Smash 4 players out there at the moment. He is currently competing at The Big House 6, sitting in Winners’ Side of Top 32 and set to face noted free agent, Mr. R in round 1. Let’s hope the new sponsorship curse does not strike Abadango now!
Source: Luminosity Gaming