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Kevin “PewPewU” Toy & Zachary “SFAT” Cordoni won Super Smash Bros. Melee Doubles at Smash’N’Splash 5 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin on June 1. PewPewU & SFAT are known collectively as “PewFat,” and they are one of the best Doubles teams in the world.
PewFat made it to Grand Finals on winners side. They defeated Jefferey “billybopeep” Palmer & Michael “Nut” Silver, Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma & Daniel “ChuDat” Rodriguez, and Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman & Justin “Plup” McGrath.
PewFat’s run was not flawless. The duo dropped a five-game set in Grand Finals to Team KFC, Johnny “S2J” Kim and DaJuan “Shroomed” McDaniel. However, PewPewU & SFAT retaliated with a 3-0 win over S2J and Shroomed in the second set.
PewPewU & SFAT lost their first Doubles tournament in over a year at Pound 2019 in April. They lost two sets to Mew2King & Plup and placed second. Prior to their loss at Pound 2019, PewPewU & SFAT had not placed second since EGLX in March 2018.
Respectable runners-up: Team KFC gets second to PewFat
Though they did not win like at GOML 2019, S2J & Shroomed had a respectable run to second place. Their first notable win came in the round before top 24. S2J & Shroomed defeated Austin “Shinobi” Kent & Robert “Bobby Frizz” Fraser to advance out of pools on winners side. Team KFC dropped into losers fairly early however, losing to Cody “iBDW” Schwab & Kristian “Rocky” Cruz in Winners Quarters. Nevertheless, they mounted a strong run through the losers bracket.
S2J & Shroomed made it into top 4 by defeating Matt “Boyd” Reymann & Drew “Drephen” Scoles, Zaid “Spark” Ali & Avery “Ginger” Wilson, and Hungrybox & ChuDat. In Losers Semis, they got their revenge by winning a close set over iBDW & Rocky. From there, the duo won additional sets over Mew2King & Plup and PewPewU & SFAT. They ultimately finished shy of the gold, failing to defeat PewFat a second time.
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.