There have been great new developments in the local Super Smash Bros scene in Tallahassee including new venues, new outlets, and a new Florida State University Recognized Student Organization.
In the past year or so, barring any small on-campus FSU tournament being hosted by the school’s organizations, the main Tournament Organizers have been Nicholas Gary and myself hosting tournaments for both Super Smash Bros Melee and Super Smash Bros for Wii U at venues such as local apartment complex University Village as well as Mellow Mushroom. For the past few months, the primary venue has been that of the pizza restaurant. In the past few weeks, we have networked and have two new venues on board for monthly tournaments as well as a new Tournament Organizer in Michael Finch.
As of today, Tallahassee currently has three venues willing to dedicate at least one day a month for monthly tournaments: Melee, Project M, and Smash Wii U at Fire Betty’s, Melee at Pita Pit, and Smash Wii U at Mellow Mushroom. There will be even representation in tournaments across the three games and one meeting place for them for locals and students alike.
As far as the students themselves are concerned, however, there is a new organization that has been approved by FSU: Super Smash Noles. This organization is dedicated to giving players a place to practice on campus as well as a way to have tournaments funded and assisted by the school. Having a legitimate organization on the school’s campus allows for bigger events to be eventually hosted on campus, possibly allowing for funding to bring out-of-city universities and players, in general, in to bigger tournaments than the city has ever seen before.