The Smash Brothers

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The Smash Brothers logo.
The Smash Brothers DVD cover.

The Smash Brothers is a documentary series directed by Travis "Samox" Beauchamp, released in October 2013, shortly after the then-largest Melee tournament of all time, EVO 2013. It is primarily about the competitive scene of Super Smash Bros. Melee, with nine episodes that detail the competitive scene of the game and its developments since its debut; in addition, the series covers multiple retired and active professional Melee players, as well as their effects on the Melee metagame over the time-span of a decade. Since the documentary came out, competitive Melee has steadily increased in popularity. The seven "Smash Brothers", in order on the poster from left to right are: Azen, Isai, Ken, PC Chris, KoreanDJ, Mew2King, and Mango. The overall total budget series amounts to $12,000.[1]


Smashers interviewed[edit]

Amsah Armada CAOTIC Chillin ChuDat DoH Drephen Eddie
HugS Hungrybox Iggy Isai Jv3x3 Ken KoreanDJ Lucky
Mango Mew2King milktea Mofo Morgue OTG PC Chris PPMD
Prog Sago SFAT Solid Jake UnknownForce Wes Wife Yeroc

Other Episodes[edit]

Upcoming Episodes[edit]

Metagame is an up-an-coming series follow-up that covers the current "Gods of Melee" Mango, Armada, PPMD funded with a Kickstarter of $34,583. [2] As of January 22nd, 2017, only 4 episodes have been completed being done with only half of the series. Amsa and Wes were mentioned as part of a promotion video as well.[3]

'Doc Kids'[edit]

Doc Kids are the new generation of players who, as Tafokints put it, "basically represent people who got into the game after Aug 2013 in light of the Smash Documentary". With the end of the documentary based around EVO 2013, the tournament marked the dawn of a new age in Melee. The media interest in the event as well as the documentary helped draw in members to the Melee community almost exponentially. Fiction theorized that - given 3 years of directed effort - a player could reach 'top-100' status. This has been proven by several players who began playing post-documentary, namely;

  • Zain (The first 'Doc Kid' to win a major tournament, doing so at Shine 2018. Began playing in May of 2014 - Ranked 6th on the 2019 MPGR)
  • iBDW (Began playing in Spring 2015 - Ranked 9th on the 2019 MPGR)
  • Captain Faceroll (Began playing in September of 2013 - Ranked 17th on the 2019 MPGR)
  • Ginger (Began playing in 2014 - Ranked 21st on the 2019 MPGR)
  • Spark (Began playing in January of 2014 - Ranked 22nd on the 2019 MPGR)
  • ARMY (Began playing in 2015 - Ranked 26th on the 2019 MPGR)
  • AbsentPage (Began playing in August of 2014 - Ranked 27th on the 2019 MPGR)
  • Albert (Began playing in April of 2014 - Ranked 37th on the 2019 MPGR)
  • FatGoku (Began playing in 2013 - Ranked 39th on the 2019 MPGR)