Evo 2016: Smash Bros for Wii U Finals crown a new champion

Super Smash Bros for Wii U Finals showcased exciting matches and excellent character variety, thank goodness.

If you told me two days ago that Super Smash Bros for Wii U Grand Finals at Evo 2016 would, 1) Not feature ZeRo, 2) Not feature an American player, and 3) Would involve players who main Mega Man (alternating with Yoshi) and Mario, respectively, I would never believe it.

The truth is stranger than fiction, however, as it was the case earlier today with Canadian Elliot “Ally” Carroza-oyarce facing off against the Japanese, Zero-vanquishing Takuto “Kamemushi” Ono for Evo 2016 Grand Finals live on Twitch.

With both Carlton Banks and LeBron James signs littered among the attending crowd in the background, Ally ended up victorious over Kamemushi in Super Smash Bros for Wii U, besting him with a convincing 3-1 score in the first possible Grand Finals bracket.

Character variety was the story of this competition, with so many conventional and unconventional fighters being represented near the top of Super Smash Bros for Wii U tournament play. Mario, Diddy Kong, Mega Man, Yoshi, Sheik and Cloud were the characters that present just for the matches deciding the Top 4 players.

The Super Smash Bros for Wii U  finals, overall, were a (relatively) lukewarm affair. This came despite the varied competition and favorites making the Top 8, in addition to an unsponsored player winning it all. It goes to show just the level of interest going into the game among those in the FGC and watching at home, not some widespread conspiracy that some in the Smash community would let you believe.

Here are the Top 8 final results for Super Smash Bros for Wii U play at Evo 2016.

  1. Elliot “Ally” Carroza-oyarce
  2. Takuto “kamemushi” Ono
  3. Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios
  4. James “VoiD” Makekau-tyson
  5. Hayashi “Ranai” Ryuto
  6. (T-5) Yuta “Abadango” Kawamura
  7. “Larry Lurr”
  8. (T-7) Samuel “Dabuz” Buzby

Two more Top 8 Finals are coming up today, with Pokken Tournament and Killer Instinct still on the docket. The last five Top-8 Finals will be coming to you live tomorrow from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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