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Lafayette’s Esports Club and Lehigh’s Smash Club recently faced off in the inaugural Lafayette-Lehigh Super Smash Showdown. The new rivalry battle brought the two communities together over a common interest: Super Smash Brothers.
Gamers from both schools gathered on Lafayette’s campus to compete in two tournaments: a singles bracket (where people play one versus one until there is one winner left) and a crew battle (Lehigh and Lafayette pick 15 people for each team and they play, replacing whoever lost with another from the team until there is one team with no eligible members to play). Lafayette’s Max Collins ’21 won the singles event; Lehigh’s team won the crew battle.
“The Laf-Lehigh Smash Tournament was a total success,” says John Pentaleri ’20, who organized the event. “Everyone had a ton of fun, and I know that it made friendships and connected people who may not have otherwise met. I’m really happy with how it turned out.”
The rival clubs are planning another showdown in the spring.