Earlier this week, East Point Pictures released a nine part documentary series entitled “The Smash Brothers” which focuses on the competitive Super Smash Brothers Melee scene as seen through the eyes of some of it’s most notable personalities.
Since the game’s release in 2002, the Melee scene has gone through a lot of ups and downs. It survived through the release of Super Smash Brothers Brawl, which splintered the community and was seen as a sub par competitive title. This documentary features interviews with the biggest names in the scene such as Ken, Mew2King, PC Chris and Mango while covering everything from release to the game’s massive success at EVO 2013.
The great thing about this series is that it shines a bright light on what makes these players tick and why they deserve your attention. Outside of getting involved, it can be hard to properly communicate the reason why competitive gaming is interesting and exciting. Non-gamers ask why players are wasting their time playing video games and usually say to get a real job. Even “hardcore” gamers wonder how players can take a game so seriously. This documentary will help people understand the phenomenon better.
Below, you can find the entire documentary on the East Point Pictures YouTube channel. If you have any interest in competitive gaming or Super Smash Brothers, take the time to watch it and hopefully you’ll gain a new appreciation for these hard-working players.