Dark Sided re-sign Smash Melee star Te Tuhi 'Spud' Kelly

ViewSonic.Dark Sided are very proud to announce that kiwi Smash Bros Superstar Te Tuhi 'Spud' Kelly will be re-siging for 2018!

Spud will be starting the new year off with a bang heading over to the United States to compete at Genesis V at the Oakland Convention Center in Oakland, California and Emerald City 6 at the University of Washington in Washington, Seattle.

 
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Spud had a huge year in 2017 winning both Battle Arena Melbourne 9 and OzHadou Nationals 15 which are the two biggest tournament in the Australian fighting game calendar year.

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Spud will have his work cut out for him at Genesis V and Emerald City 6, facing off with some of the biggest names in the game such as [A] Armada, Liquid Hungrybox, C9 Mang0, MVG FOX Mew2King, TSM RB Leffen & CLG.SFAT just to name a few.

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Spud was an incredibly valuable addition to the Fighting Game roster for Dark Sided in 2017 and we're super excited to see him go back overseas and do some damage on the international stage. Spud has a big year ahead of him with hopefully more overseas opportunities but also back in Australia, by being in a position to be the Battle Arena Melbourne back to back Smash Melee champion, and become the first ever OzHadou Nationals Smash Melee three-peat champion.

Steve Andreou - Dark Sided Co-owner

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Welcome Smash Superstar Spud!

Dark Sided is very excited to be yet again expanding its FGC roster with acclaimed kiwi Super Smash Bros Melee extraordinaire Te Tuhi 'Spud' Kelly!

Dark Sided Super Smash Bros Melee Superstar Player Spud

If you're unfamiliar with Super Smash Bros Melee or you haven't heard of this Kiwi super star, here is a little taste of what he's been doing in the last year both locally and internationally.

  • Battle Arena Melbourne 8 (Melbourne, AUS) 2nd / 176 players
  • Ozhadou Nationals 14 (Sydney, AUS) 1st / 127 players
  • The Big House (Michigan, USA) top 128 / 1,563 players
  • Dont Park on the Grass (Seattle, USA) 17th / 640 players
Dark Sided Super Smash Bros Melee Superstar Player Spud

Dark Sided have had their eye on picking up a Super Smash Bros player for a little while now and I'm glad that we're finally able to execute this plan by picking up Spud. Pretty keen to see him play at BAM9 and hopefully get revenge for last years 2nd placing. We'll be there in full force cheering him on!

Steve 'PyroZeroX' Andreou, Dark Sided Fighting Game Manager

Be sure to follow Spud on Twitter: @DS_Spud and catch him streaming on Twitch.tv

Dark Sided Super Smash Bros Melee Superstar Player Spud

Make sure to come down to Battle Arena Melbourne 9 on the 13-14th May to cheer on the squad!