An absolutely fantastic year for competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee culminated with a special event yesterday, live from the Major League Gaming studio in New York City, featuring special guest appearances from iconic players and commentators, show matches, and a marathon airing of The Smash Brothers documentary.
After airing on Major League Gaming’s website, several segments from the marathon have been uploaded to MLG’s Youtube page, including exclusive interviews and exhibition matches.
While players such as Hax, Wes, and Reno grabbed their controllers and battled it out in show matches, commentators D1 and Prog hosted the show, flanked by contributions by Smash tournament organizer and MLG producer SolidJake and the man behind The Smash Brothers documentary, Samox.
Since this year’s EVO 2013, in which Super Smash Bros. Melee broke viewership records (only Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 ended up beating Melee’s numbers when its grand finals were played out that same weekend), the game has seen an immense resurgence in popularity and attention. This spurred the interest of Major League Gaming, who has hosted both Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl on its circuit in the past, who decided to put this event together to wrap up the year. MLG founder and CEO Sundance DiGiovanni has even taken to Twitter to try and generate aid for grassroots tournament organizers. This follows the anticipation of a potential reappearance of both Melee and Brawl at MLG, both of which may possibly join the lineup of MLG’s Anaheim event next summer.
While MLG’s Youtube page contains quite a lot of content from the marathon, you\’ll have to check out the official series page by East Point Pictures’s Youtube account to watch all nine parts of the documentary.