Everything to know about Delfino Maza’s RETA 2022
Maister and Larry Lurr appear in a video where they were announced for RETA 2022.
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Everything to know about Delfino Maza’s RETA 2022

A stacked invitational for one of the strongest Smash Ultimate regions
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The recent streak of invitationals for platform fighters continues this weekend with Delfino Maza’s RETA 2022. This Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event in Mazatlán, Mexico will feature many of the best players in the country, as well as a handful of international competitors.

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Here’s everything to know about this stacked Mexican invitational before it begins on Friday.

How to watch RETA 2022

RETA 2022 will run from Friday to Sunday. Fans can catch all of the action on three different streams in three different languages. The primary, Spanish broadcast will be on the SmashBox Mx Twitch channel. Meanwhile, Smash Factor will provide an English stream and Solary will host a French stream.

American commentator, coach and tournament organizer Ryan “L4st” Krichbaum will headline the commentary line-up for this event. In addition, 11 other casters from Mexico will provide commentary throughout the weekend.

Players to watch

In total, 20 players will compete at Delfino Maza’s RETA 2022. The tournament’s roster includes Mexican titans like Leonardo “MkLeo” López Pérez, Edgar “Sparg0” Valdez, Enrique “Maister” Hernández Solís, Santiago “Chag” Perez and Abraham “BigBoss” Slane Parra.

These players received automatic invitations to the event, along with Rodrigo “Cloudy” Arias, Javier “Javi” Balderas Perez, Leonardo “Rox” Herrera, Carlos “Elvish” Rochin and Lizbeth “Lizz” Martinez. Additionally, a handful of international competitors will attend the tournament, such as William “Glutonny” Belaid from France, Jason “Yei” Valverde Mora from Costa Rica, and Alexis “Goblin” Stennett and Larry “Larry Lurr” Holland from the United States.

Finally, the following six Mexican players made it into RETA 2022 through qualifier tournaments:

  • Mario “WaKa” Cervantes
  • Hector “Meme” Ochoa Cardenas
  • Juan “Skyjay” Pablo
  • Andrik “Andrik” González
  • Alan “Bonilla” Bonilla Gutiérrez
  • Alan “AlanDiss” Carrillo

Given his recent wins at Smash Ultimate Summit 4 and Collision 2022, Sparg0 will be the favorite to win the event. However, he can only do so by conquering opponents who have beaten him in the recent past, including MkLeo, Maister and Chag. The high concentration of top talent prompted MkLeo to suggest that winning this tournament would be harder than winning Smash Summit.

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Dylan Tate is an alumnus of 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, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.