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MetaLab announced the launch of the Smash Master Class on June 10. Notably, the course’s first two weeks will act as a charity fundraiser. All money raised through June 24 will go to Communities United Against Police Brutality.
The Smash Master Class is a 10-step online course for players looking to improve at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It features over 80 minutes of content, with instruction from prominent Smash Ultimate players, coaches, and community figures. Users also have access to written transcripts and downloadable exercise worksheets.
Interested Smash players can gain access to this course with a one-time payment of $39.99. MetaLab is also offering special financing options due to the economic impact of the coronavirus. These options include three payments of $16 a month, or six payments of $10 a month.
MetaLab released the following statement on its website regarding the charity-driven focus of the Smash Master Class’ launch. “The fact that targeted violence like this is STILL commonplace despite the ‘Modernism’ of our time is unacceptable. It’s not just the government and the police that are at fault here, it’s also the fault of those that do nothing… We are owned and operated by minorities and we won’t stand idle in the presence of this violent injustice.”
More about the Smash Master Class
The Smash Master Class includes insight and analysis from several prominent figures in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community. Here is a list of players and coaches who contributed to this educational project:
- Ezra Samsora Morris
- Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey
- Brian “Cosmos” Kalu
- Kolawole “Kola” Aideyan
- David “LeoN” Leon
- Alexis “Goblin” Stennett
- Ramin “Mr.R” Delshad
- Jestise “MVD” Negron
- Eric “Mr. E” Weber
- Marcus “The Great Gonzales” Culbert
- Jon Suarez
- Zak “Coney” Zeeks
- “Coach Zeke”
During the Smash Master Class, top players guide users through concepts like neutral, advantage state, mental game, and more. Cinematic lectures help players visualize key concepts, while review sections clarify how to apply these concepts to their gameplay. Ultimately, the course exists as a unified resource to help low- and mid-level Smash players get better at the game.
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.