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The second day of vote-ins for Smash Ultimate Summit 2 has concluded. Today, Ezra “Samsora” Morris and Adam “Armada” Lindgren joined the list of players attending Smash Ultimate Summit 2. One final vote-in slot remains, and Beyond the Summit will give it out on Oct. 2.
Samsora campaigned for Summit with the help of fellow top players James “VoiD” Makekau-Tyson and Paris “Light” Ramirez. He livestreamed throughout the voting process (although school prevented his stream from being continuous). Interestingly, the deciding votes that got Samsora into Summit seemed to come from Panda Global’s Brian “Cosmos” Kalu. This created some controversy with Eric “ESAM” Lew, another PG member who fell short of getting into Summit today.
Today has been quite eventful for the Swedish Sniper. Armada was voted into Smash Ultimate Summit 2, and he was inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame. He is the first Super Smash Bros. player to appear in the Esports Hall of Fame. In addition, the upcoming Summit event will mark Armada’s second appearance at a Smash Ultimate Summit. Notably, this will be his first time as a vote-in, since he was invited to the first Smash Ultimate Summit.
A closer look at Samsora and Armada, the next Smash Ultimate Summit 2 attendees
With his 1st place finish at Shine, Samsora cemented himself as one of the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players in the world. He also boasts 2nd place at Super Smash Con 2019 and 4th at EVO 2019. This leaves Samsora among the favorites to win Smash Ultimate Summit 2, alongside Leonardo “MkLeo” Perez and Gavin “Tweek” Dempsey.
Armada got off to a shaky start in competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, placing 97th at GENESIS 6. However, Armada seemed to be in better form at his next tournament, Smash Ultimate Summit. There, he took sets off of Zack “ZD” Darby and Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios. More recently, Armada placed 17th at Mainstage, defeating Taylor “Lemmon” Webb and Santiago “Chag” Perez.
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.