smash lunch box #2

Ryan “Ravenking” McDonough won Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles at The Box: Lunch Box #2 on July 29. It was his first victory at a significant online Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament.

Ravenking advanced out of pools on winners side, playing Joker for every single set. Beginning in the top 64, he used a mix of Ike and Joker to earn a triad of 2-1 set wins. This run included wins over Rafael “Rif Raf” Martinez Treviño, Javier “ShortBloom” Janer-Pacheco, and Guillermo “Stroder Ame” Martinez Jr.

Then in top 8, Ravenking scored a pair of narrow 3-2 victories over Edgar “Sparg0” Valdez and Tanner “SKITTLES!!” Jordan. In Grand Finals, he faced off against his final opponent of the tournament, Enrique Maister” Hernández Solís. Ravenking won that set 3-1, taking home the gold at the Lunch Box #2.

Other results from The Box: Lunch Box #2

The Box: Lunch Box #2 was Sparg0’s first online Smash Ultimate event since Domics’ Atomic Arena in June. He marked his return to competition with a very respectable 4th place finish. Along the way, Sparg0 defeated “Sonix,” Spencer “BestNess” Garner, and David “LeoN” Leon.

This event marked one of LeoN’s best Wi-Fi performances, as he scored many impressive wins en route to 5th place. He made it to Winners Quarters by defeating Antony “MuteAce” Hoo and Luis “Lui$” Oceguera before falling to Maister. LeoN finished his run with wins over Kiyarash “GamingHi9x9” Younessi and Brian “Cosmos” Kalu, who used the recently-buffed Corrin.

Since he was the Lunch Box #2’s fifth seed, Lui$’s 5th place finish may not seem all that impressive on the surface. However, his bracket ended up being much tougher than expected. After suffering an upset loss to LeoN, Lui$ had to eliminate Kolawole “Kola” Aideyan and BestNess, among others. Notably, this was his second win of the season over BestNess. Lui$ also beat BestNess at Get On My Line 2020.

Dylan Tate
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.