Tyler “Marss” Martins and Paris “Light” Ramirez won Smash Ultimate Doubles at Super Smash Con 2019 on Aug. 9. The duo did not drop a set throughout the entirety of the tournament. It marks the continuation of consistently solid results in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Doubles for Marss & Light.
Marss & Light survived intense competition throughout the second phase of Smash Con Ultimate Doubles pools. They beat Zack “ZD” Darby & Joseph “Seagull Joe” Raucher and Carlos “Raptor” Vanegas & Jon Suarez. Then in Winners Quarters, Marss & Light earned a victory over Darius “Laid” Hill & Matt “MattyG” Ganshirt.
Marss & Light won their first top 8 set over Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey & Ezra “Samsora” Morris. They proceeded to beat Leonardo “MkLeo” Perez and Javier “Javi” Balderas in both Winners Finals and Grand Finals. Doing so allowed Marss & Light to earn 1st place in Smash Con Ultimate Doubles.
This pair of New England Smashers has had strong results when teaming together in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Doubles. They boast 1st place finishes at Frostbite 2019, Full Bloom 5, Pound 2019, and Low Tier City 7, among others. Marss & Light have never had a bad Doubles performance together. Their lowest placing to date is 3rd at 2GG: Prime Saga. As a result, this team is one of the best and most consistent in the world.
Spencer “BestNess” Garner & Luis “Lui$” Oceguera had an impressive run to 3rd place in Smash Con Ultimate Doubles. They made it to Winners Quarters by beating Guillermo “Stroder” Martinez Jr. & Eric “Pandarian” Lund. From there, BestNess & Lui$ reached top 8 by overcoming Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada & Brian “Cosmos” Kalu.
In Winners Semis, BestNess & Lui$ dropped a set to MkLeo & Javi. But they were not finished, as they scored more upsets in losers. They were able to defeat Troy “Puppeh” Wells & Sota “Zackray” Okada and Eric “ESAM” Lew & Jestise “MVD” Negron. This allowed them to place 3rd overall. Alongside his Smash Con Ultimate Doubles performance, BestNess won Smash 4 Doubles, teaming with Matt “Elegant” Fitzpatrick. Lui$ placed 9th in Smash 4 Doubles, teaming with Alex “Von” Vo.
Dylan Tate is a student in the School of Media and Journalism 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 competitive guides for Dignitas and Nintendo news articles for Nintendo Enthusiast.