By Steven ‘Dreamking23’ Chavez
The level of understanding, spacing, and calculating that goes into some high level Super Smash Bros. Ultimate plays is simply on another level. One such play took place during the Foo Fighters #10 event in the Netherlands yesterday that you simply have to see to believe.
In a match up between TDB|Bejay!’s Snake and mCon|Ramses’ Shulk, the former came very close to winning their best of 5 set when knocking the latter off the stage. To try and secure victory, Snake tossed a grenade at Shulk as they were trying to recover, but that very grenade would end up being Bejay!’s demise instead.
With Shulk at 86% and having just taken a big strike that knocked him far off stage, Ramses’ fate was damn near sealed in this situation. Snake’s grenade was thrown at the opponent as a means to ensure that they didn’t recover, but instead of hitting Shulk and sending him further off screen, Ramses utilized a brilliant strategy to flip the script.
The Shulk player ended up hitting the grenade with an up B to get into position, then struck it again causing it to explode and blow them back toward the stage. This allowed Ramses to maneuver back onto the stage and keep the fight going, with both players now having a high health percentage and being very close to a KO.
This match acted as the final of their set, and both players in this scenario were down to their last stock meaning either one was essentially one significant hit away from winning it all. Bejay!’s downfall would end up being a slower burn, though, as the two continued to fight on until the clock ran down.
With no one being knocked out, victory fell into the hands of the health bars, and despite coming very close to losing previously, Ramses sat with a mere 2.5% health more than Bejay!. Had the Shulk player not been quick to think in the scramble and interact with the grenade as they did, the match likely would have been over then and there and Bejay! would have claimed victory.
Both competitors played extremely well here, and their exciting back and forth brought the world yet another amazing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate highlight to marvel at.
Shuton daired a Pikmin? Pfft. Where were you when Ramses UpB’d a Grenade and won by 2.5% game5? pic.twitter.com/wEShgDDi62
— mCon | Ramses ➡️ Coaching @Ramses_Esports! (@RamsesDecrees) August 10, 2022
Source: Event Hubs