By Josh “BarkSanchez” Brody
Come to Papa is an Orlando, Florida regional Smash Bros. tournament, the first in the “FBC Presents Tournament Series.” The inaugural FBC series event will feature Smash 64 singles as a main event, making it the first major in Florida to host Smash 64 since #SmashtheRecord2015 in October. Come to Papa will include some of Florida’s top players, such as sHEERmADNESS, MrMarbles, TANK, nothing, Antwon420, and Hoofydough. CTG will also be making the trip from Dallas to enter the competition. TourneyLocator’s stream manager and resident Jigglypuff main, CTG is coming off of a solid 9th place finish at Shuffle, and hopes to do even better this weekend.
With recently established weekly and bi-weekly series, Florida has been working intensely to advance the metagame in their already stacked community. In recent weeks, veteran Yoshi professional, sHEERmADNESS, and Pikachu combo enthusiast, MrMarbles, have maintained a healthy rivalry, with sHEERmADNESS most recently claiming victory as Fox at their CFL Smackdown weekly. Despite recent struggles, Florida’s top Captain Falcon player, TANK, is always a looming threat. His flashy play style and highly technical abilities allow him to overwhelm the competition.
Florida has several rising stars entering the tournament as well. Since making his debut at Super Smash Con 2015, nothing has quickly become a solid force in Florida. The up-and-coming Falcon main scored a big win at Genesis 3 by eliminating Baltimore’s 5th ranked player, Daniel. Antwon420 finished in the top 16 at #SmashtheRecord2015, and looks to use his Jigglypuff to Pound the competition into submission. Hoofydough is a fresh Fox player who broke into the top ten on Florida’s Power Rankings in early January, and looks to shine on the big stage.
MrMarbles gave his praise of BT, a new Kirby main from Florida, referencing the set he took off of Tank recently. Marbles also spoke highly of BT’s friend, Sinbad, a Jigglypuff main who has quickly become a skilled player.
While sHEERmADNESS, MrMarbles, and TANK are favorites for the top 3 spots, the rest of Florida’s core looks to show that they can stand up to these top players.
Be sure to tune in to the Salty Suite Saturday night, where the intense rivalry between nothing and Antwon420 reaches a new level in a salty money match.
The bracket is scheduled to start at 3 PM EST and the stream of the top 8 is set to kick off at 6 PM this Saturday. Tune in to polaritygg to watch both the bracket and Salty Suite. Videos will be posted on Polarity.