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EVO 2016: Puff too Tuff, Hungrybox Comes Back to take Grand Finals

Hungrybox's Jigglypuff play in Super Smash Bros took him all the way to the Grand Finals victory.

At EVO 2016, Super Smash Bros Melee saw a tournament pool of two thousand players demonstrating their abilities and showcasing several noteworthy moments of hype. But when it was all said and done, Team Liquid's Hungrybox clutched the win from Alliance's Armada and claimed his first EVO Grand Final victory. 

The last two games of the very last set went down to a single stock match between Hungrybox's Jigglypuff and Armada's Fox. After an impressively aggressive Puff play by Hungrybox, Armada -- who won the Melee bracket at EVO 2015 -- failed to recover onstage at Pokemon Stadium. 

Throughout all of EVO 2016, Hungrybox adopted a much more aggressive style of play than his previous matches in 2015, and this yielded great results for him. Usually, Jigglypuff play is much slower than a match between two space animals (Fox and Falco), or other top tier characters because of her floaty nature. 

Apart from Grand Finals, this year's Melee bracket saw the addition of S2J to the top 8, making him the first player to bring Captain Falcon to that position at an EVO tournament. 

EVO 2016 Melee Top 8: 

  1. Liquid|Hungrybox (Jigglypuff)
  2. [A]rmada (Fox)
  3. PG|Plup (Shiek, Fox)
  4. C9|Mang0 (Fox)
  5. Tempo|S2J (Captain Falcon)
  6. FOX.MVG|Mew2King (Shiek, Marth) 
  7. G2|Westballz (Falco)
  8. CLG|PewPewU (Marth)

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Published Jul. 18th 2016

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