Enrique “Maister” Hernández Solís won Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles at 2GG: Nightmare on Smashville in La Mirada, California on Oct 20. Through this tournament victory, Maister also earned the last available slot for Smash Ultimate Summit 2.
Interestingly, Maister’s greatest challenge of the tournament seemed to come in pools. There, he faced off against Charlie “Charliedaking” Antoun, who pushed him to game five. Nevertheless, Maister came out on top and advanced into Winners Quarters, where he defeated Larry “Larry Lurr” Holland.
In Winners Semis, Maister earned a 3-1 victory over Saleem “Salem” Young. He looked even more dominant in Winners Finals, sweeping Brian “Cosmos” Kalu with a 3-0 set count. While Cosmos was able to take a game in their Grand Finals set, Maister still won the set rather convincingly. As a result, Maister won 2GG: Nightmare on Smashville, a B-tier event.
Maister has had remarkable results throughout this season. He boasts 5th place finishes at Super Smash Con 2019 and Port Priority 5, and 3rd place finishes at Smash Factor 8 and The Big House 9. All the while, he has not placed below 17th at any tournament this season. Maister has now added his first PGRU-eligible tournament win of the season to this résumé.
Now that Nightmare on Smashville has concluded, the final roster for Smash Ultimate Summit 2 is set. The following players will compete at the invitational event: Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez, Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey, Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada, Tyler “Marss” Martins, Paris “Light” Ramirez, James “VoiD” Makekau-Tyson, Takuma “Tea” Hirooka, Antony “MuteAce” Hoo, Sota “Zackray” Okada, Samuel “Dabuz” Buzby, William “Leffen” Hjelte, Randy “RFang” Fang, Adam “Armada” Lindgren, Ezra Samsora Morris, Eric “ESAM” Lew, and Maister.
Cosmos had a solid run to 2nd place at 2GG: Nightmare on Smashville. He started off a little shaky, going to last game against Luis “Nito” Alvarez and Alex “Razo” Sanchez in pools. However, he bounced back with 3-0 wins over James “Rivers” Wade and David “LeoN” Leon in top 32 (LeoN notably swept Cosmos the previous time they played at Smash’N’Splash 5). Cosmos also secured a win over Salem in Loser’s Finals.
Two players had particularly unexpected runs to top 16 at Nightmare on Smashville: Alexis “AlexDisC” Antonio C. and Shane “Rex” Moring. AlexDisC defeated James “Eon” Perez, Justin “Hawk” R., “Cyro”, and Brian “Benny&TheJets” Navarro en route to 9th place. Rex defeated Destan “Destany” Huynh, Shawn “K9sbruce” Bruce, and Eric “Pandarian” Lund en route to 13th place.
Dylan Tate is a student in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, including Smash Bros., Splatoon, ARMS, and Pokémon. Dylan also writes Nintendo news articles for Nintendo Enthusiast.