Armada wins Melee at Canada Cup

by Sean Wetselaar Oct 30 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Dennis Gonzales / theScore esports

Adam “Armada” Lindgren has won the Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament at Canada Cup, in a 3-1 victory over longtime rival Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, despite a bracket reset against him the grand finals.

The grand finals matchup between HungryBox and Armada is one we have seen many times before, with both titans of the Melee community duking it out throughout the year. They have both been neck-and-neck with each other in the battle to be considered the top Melee player in the world — a distinction Armada clinched narrowly in 2015, according to the Melee It On Me rankings.

Hungrybox came into the series from the losers’ bracket, after being knocked down by Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman 3-2 in the winners’ semifinal. He blew threw the loser’s bracket, not dropping a single game, and winning the rematch against Mew2King 3-0 on his way to the grand finals.

Hbox got off to a strong start in the final series, resetting the bracket against Armada 3-1. Though Armada got the first game of the second series, Hungrybox evened things up with a commanding three-stock.

But, the next round belonged to Armada, with the Swede’s slick tech-chase off of Shine and clean combos lending him his own three-stock. From there, Armada was able to maintain his composure and ride his momentum to a strong, 3-1 win in the second set of the series.

Sean Wetselaar is a supervising editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.