DECA hosts Smash Bros Tournament

Andy Kimball
Junior Editor

 Eighth grader Evan Palmer looks on as students compete in the Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament. The tournament was sponsered by DECA to support its annual trip to New York. Photo by Jack Killeen

Eighth grader Evan Palmer looks on as students compete in the Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament. The tournament was sponsered by DECA to support its annual trip to New York. Photo by Jack Killeen

Senior Gavin Turner won DECA’s Super Smash Bros melee tournament on Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the PV Commons.

Super Smash Bros melee is a fighting game on the GameCube console. It was released in 2001.

The game has characters from various Nintendo games featuring Mario, Pokémon, Zelda and Starfox among others.

Senior DECA members Mick Hanrahan, Chris Dryer and Maddie Winkelman created the idea for the tournament.

Hanrahan said, “We came up with the idea because there has never been a video game tournament (for DECA) at the high school before. We wanted to make it a tournament with a video game that attracts the most people, and everyone loves Smash.”

The video game club at the high school has also hosted video game competitions.

The tournament had 32 participants, who each paid a $5 entrance fee, and was played in the “free-for-all” mode.
The funds raised will support DECA’s annual New York trip.

For each round four players played in an every man for himself format where the top two advance until the final ends with one winner.

Turner won the final 2-1 in a best of three series.

Turner received a $50 gift card to the video game store Slackers as prize for winning the tournament.



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