Everything you need to know about Glitch: Infinite
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Everything you need to know about Glitch: Infinite

French Smash Ultimate players expected to show up in force

VGBootCamp will present Glitch: Infinite in Laurel, Maryland, from Feb. 18-20, more than a month after they postponed the tournament due to rising cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The tournament will be the first offline Super Smash Bros. Ultimate major since Let’s Make Big Moves 2022 in early January.

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Though primarily a Smash tournament, the traditional fighting game themed event will also feature a number of side brackets. Here’s everything you need to know going into Glitch: Infinite this weekend.

How to watch Glitch Infinite

The Smash Ultimate brackets at Glitch will be streamed on three different Twitch channels: VGBootCamp, VGBootCamp2 and VGBootCamp3. Ultimate Doubles will begin at noon ET on Friday and will conclude on the same day.

Ultimate Singles and Squad Strike will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Top eight of the Squad Strike bracket will start at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday. Finally, the Singles bracket will conclude on Sunday. Viewers can catch Phase 2 of the bracket at noon, top 48 at 4 p.m. and top eight at 7 p.m.

Additionally, Glitch: Infinite will feature several fighting game side events that LevelUpLive will stream. Brackets for Dragon Ball FighterZ and Guilty Gear Strive will begin on Friday. Then, brackets for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Samurai Shodown, Tekken 7, Soul Calibur VI and Street Fighter V will take place on Saturday. Finally, there will be a Melty Blood tournament on Sunday.

Glitch will also be home to a speedrunning marathon hosted by the Global Speedrun Association. Headlined by the likes of Mychal “Trihex” Jefferson, the marathon will raise money for Tackle Kids Cancer. Interested viewers can check out the speedrunning action on the Speedrun Twitch channel from noon on Friday to 6:55 p.m. on Sunday.

Players to watch in Smash Ultimate Singles

A slew of French competitors will attend Glitch: Infinite to compete in Smash Ultimate Singles. Among them are PGRUContenders-ranked players like William “Glutonny” Belaid, Arda “Raflow” Imrek, Nassim “Leon” Laïb and Jean-Paul “Neeroz” Nagbo.

Glutonny’s results seem to be on the decline considering his recent 17th place finish at Wanted S4 C3 – Saint Valentin Edition, his worst performance at a Smash Ultimate tournament to date. However, with other French players leveling up around him, Glitch: Infinite will mark an interesting test for the region as a whole.

Additionally, one of Japan’s most popular players and streamers, Gakuto “Gackt” Ito, will represent Japan at Glitch. This will be Gackt’s first American major since CEO Dreamland in March of 2020.

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Dylan Tate
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.