By Brendan Viloria, @CrsFriendzone
Team Curse’s very own McCain "MacD" LaVelle, along with BAM and Team Aegis, is hosting a tournament series called Mayhem, which features both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Project M.
Photo courtesy of Azubu
The upcoming tournament will be held on August 9th at MTG Deals in San Gabriel, CA. The series will continue monthly with future dates of September 6th, October 4th, October 18th, and November 1st so far. Melee will be stream on twitch.tv/mikehazegaming.
Hungrybox, Westballz, Fiction, Luck, S2J, and Hugs are attending this tournament. There are possibilities of other major SSB players attending future tournaments. “We have over 225 entrants for melee and 174 Project M entrees. There are about 314 unique entrants which should make for an exciting tournament.”
Picture of venue courtesy MTG Deals blog
Along with Mayhem, Super Arcade hosted their bi-weekly tournament, Super Smash Sundays, but due to renovations it is no longer being held until the venue reopens.
"For a while, the only consistent tournament series was the bi-weekly’s on Sunday at Super Arcade. We were happy to have consistent series, but having it on Sundays was hard for a lot of people," said MacD. "I wanted to bring back the Saturday tourneys for all those people who couldn't go on Sundays. I never had my own series before; I just assisted with others. I really wanted to have a tourney I could call my own and see what I could grow it into."
With the preemptive release of Super Smash Bros. 4, MacD discussed what his plans were for adding the game to the series.
"I have no plans to add Smash 4 for the 3DS, but I do want to add Smash 4 for the Wii U. Adding a third game won't be easy with the turnouts we've been getting though. Our last event had 173 unique attendees, of which 106 entered Melee and 96 entered Project M. As Smash 4's release date draws near, BAM and I are going to discuss our options for adding it to the tournament."
Although there are no sponsors for this series, MacD did give a shout-out to Team Curse's sponsors.
"I'd like to thank Energems for their awesome product and support for the Smash community, and Azubu for all the Smash Bros. content they've been putting out. I'd also like to give shout-outs to Cooler Master, Alienware, and Nissan."
Having tournament series like Mayhem will help the popularity of the Smash community grow and bring in more competitive players, which will ultimately contribute to help the growth of eSports. To find out more about the Mayhem Series, visit http://bit.ly/1shr4uC.
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