iBDW wins Smash Melee Singles at Frame Perfect Series 3: Online
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Cody “iBDW” Schwab won Super Smash Bros. Melee Singles at Frame Perfect Series 3: Online on November 7. He dropped only one game over the course of the entire tournament. This was iBDW’s second consecutive victory at Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman’s online tournament series.

As expected, iBDW swept through pools, defeating Nicholas Sanicola, Bryan “cliché” Quiambao, and “Zuppy” in the process. He followed this up with a 2-0 win over Sufyan “Android 0” Hassan in top 32. Then, iBDW beat Colin “Colbol” Green 3-0 in Winners Quarters to secure his spot in top 8.

In Winners Semis, iBDW had his closest set of the tournament against Johnny “S2J” Kim. Still, he won 3-1 and proceeded into Winners Finals. There, he earned a flawless victory against Steven “FatGoku” Callopy. Finally, iBDW beat S2J 3-0 in Grand Finals to claim 1st place in Melee at Frame Perfect Series 3: Online.

Other results from Frame Perfect Series 3: Online

Alex “Chopsteezy” Ucles easily had the most unexpected run to top 8 at Frame Perfect Series 3: Online Melee Singles. Chopsteezy was formerly a top 100 player, but he has been relatively inactive since 2014. Despite this, he had a phenomenal performance at his first major online tournament of 2020. Chopsteezy placed 5th, defeating Roustane “Kage” Benzeguir, Edgard “n0ne” Sheleby’s Fox secondary, Ben Strandmark, and Avery “Ginger” Wilson.

Weston “Westballz” Dennis has generally struggled to find the same success online that he has had at offline tournaments. However, this event marked his first top 8 appearance at a significant online tournament this year. Westballz placed 7th with wins against Brandon “Panda” Orooji, Malachi “MoG” Markos, and Colbol.

Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma had a respectable 2nd place finish at the previous Frame Perfect event. Considering this, his 17th place finish in Frame Perfect Series 3: Online Melee Singles was quite an underperformance. Hungrybox suffered upset losses at the hands of Reece “Golden” Economides and Jeffrey “Kuyashi” Luce. Notably, this was Hungrybox’s lowest Melee placement since a local tournament in July 2007.

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.