On June 19, Edgard “n0ne” Sheleby triumphed at Get On My Line Online 2020 Smash Melee Singles. This tournament gathered more than 1300 participants, making it the largest Smash Melee tournament ever created. It is also part of a fundraiser campaign to finance a live tournament in 2021.
Captain n0ne Falcon
Reaching top 32 was quite a challenge for n0ne. Even though he was the event’s fourth seed, going through Jonathan “Plank” Graybeal and Brandon “BZimm” Zimmerly was difficult. The Nicaraguan-Canadian players dropped many games in order to reach that stage. Joseph “Azel” Resplandor and Logan “LSD” Dunn both lost to n0ne’s Captain Falcon 1–2 and 0–2 for him to reach top 8.
It was at this particular moment that he started to heat up. Avery “Ginger” Wilson and Zaid “Spark” Ali both suffered 3–0 sweeps at the hands of n0ne. His opponent in Grand Finals was Cody “iBDW” Schwab, maining Fox. Despite iBDW’s efforts in winning the first set 3–1, it still was not enough as n0ne fought back and won the second set, as well as the overall title.
GOML Online 2020
Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma did a below-average performance considering his standards with only a seventh-place at this event. He still fought very well against Grand Finals contender iBDW but lost 2–3. The fifth-place Isaac “bobby big ballz” P was quite unknown and only number 80 in 2019 MPGR before upsetting many contenders to reach his final place.
Image credits to GOML 2020
iBDW joined the loser bracket soon in the tournament after losing to bobby big ballz. It still granted him the opportunity to beat Hungrybox 3–2, considered as Melee’s best overall player. He also defeated Austin “Reeve” Reed, Ben Strandmark, and Azel before reaching Grand Finals and losing to n0ne.
This tournament was full of surprises. As a result, fans will be looking forward to the next Get On My Line Smash Ultimate event next weekend.
Written by Charles FUSTER