Kevin “PewPewU” Toy & Zachary “SFAT” Cordoni won Melee Doubles at Super Smash Con 2019 on Aug 9. This is their third consecutive Doubles victory, following Smash’N’Splash 5 and CEO 2019. After their 2nd place finish at Pound 2019, PewPewU & SFAT have begun yet another dominant streak in Doubles.
PewFat made it through the first two phases of Smash Con Melee Doubles pools quite easily. The duo scored victories over Ryan “Wally” M. & Santiago “Fable” Pinto, as well as Kashan “Chillindude” Khan & Arjun “Junebug” Rao. Both sets went 2-0 in the favor of PewPewU & SFAT.
The pair carried this momentum into top 8. They defeated Jeffrey “Axe” Williamson & Masaya “aMSa” Chikamoto with a 3-0 in Winners Semis. Winners Finals was more challenging, as Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma and Daniel “ChuDat” Rodriguez pushed them to game five. Still, PewFat won the set 3-2.
However, PewPewU & SFAT were not untouchable. In the first set of Grands, they lost 3-0 to Justin “Plup” McGrath & Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman. But CLG’s Melee coach, Robert “Bobby Siege” John came in clutch with some helpful advice between sets of Grand Finals. As a result, PewPewU & SFAT retaliated with their own 3-0 to win Smash Con Melee Doubles.
Plup & Mew2King had a rather impressive run to 2nd place in Melee Doubles. The pair defeated Austin “Redd” Self & Matt “Polish” W. and Hendrick “DJ Nintendo” Pilar & Gordon “G$” Connell. This got them to top 8 on winners side, where they dropped a set to Hungrybox & ChuDat.
Plup & Mew2King continued through losers with a tight set in Loser Quarters. They won 3-2 over Zain Naghmi and Cory “MilkMan” Hong. But from there, the Plup2King duo went on a rather dominating streak.
Beginning in Winners Semis, Plup & Mew2King won nine games in a row. This included 3-0 victories over Axe & aMSa, Hungrybox & ChuDat, and SFAT & PewPewU. Though they could not take home the gold, their intense losers run was one of the highlights of the tournament.
Plup & Mew2King have had solid Melee Doubles results throughout the year. They placed 3rd at GENESIS 6, 1st at Pound 2019, and 3rd at Smash’N’Splash 5. The duo now has a 2nd place finish in Smash Con Melee Doubles to add to their résumé. This cements Plup & Mew2King as one of the best Super Smash Bros. Melee Doubles teams in the world.
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.