The EVOlution of Melee
An Interview with Super Smash Bros Expert, Prog
If you enjoy fighting games, you probably know a little something about the EVOlution Championship Series. Even if you don’t, you might want to, as the tournament is not only entertaining to veterans, but also great for newcomers to see what kinds of fighting experiences are out there. This year in particular has a huge amount of variety, with NINE different games being played. Whether you’re into 2D fighters, 3D fighters, super heroes, or technical execution based games, there is something for everyone.
Of course, one of the big reasons anyone is able to get into these games is because of the professional commentary that helps players engage on a different level. Commentators bring knowledge, reasoning, and especially hype to the greatest moments during these matches and are integral to the streaming experience. I spoke with Wynton “Prog” Smith, one of the prominent commentators at EVO 2013 in regards to Super Smash Bros. Melee. We talked about his experience, and what made EVO 2013 one of the best so far.