How can tournaments improve the experience for low/mid-level players? Armada gives his thoughts

By on November 25, 2017 at 10:00 am

Making a tournament fun for players of all skill levels is becoming a vital talking point within the world of Super Smash Bros. Melee. For those who go 0-2 and find there is nothing else to do at an event besides playing friendlies and watching matches, there is very little incentive to come back next time round — especially when Melee has netplay and there is always a stream or other tournament to watch.

Having also noticed this trend and seeing the negative impact it could have on Melee, Armada has dedicated his latest vlog to advising TOs on what they can do to keep low/mid-level players engaged after they get knocked out. Amateur brackets are a start, but I think tournaments need to follow the lead of events like Combo Breaker and CEO, in offering side activities where attendees can just focus on having fun.

Source: Armada

SRK's Englishman in residence. Most likely seen rushing you down or getting perfected in the corner. Still waiting on a sequel to Clayfighter 63 1/3.