E Sports wants to ‘Smash’

Nintendo fans can rejoice at the news that the popular video game Super Smash Bros. now has its own club. The club, dubbed the “E Sports Club,” takes place Fridays during Power Hour B. The club revolves around playing the game and socializing with other players.

Super Smash Bros. is a fighting game consisting of characters from all Nintendo games. The goal is to knock the opponent off of a platform with a variety of attacks based on different combinations of buttons. The franchise has four games in its series, Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. 4. Melee and 4 are the most played games, especially in the competitive scene.

“If you like Smash or are interested in it, then you might as well join,” junior Nic Stelter, the club founder, said. “It provides the benefits of ignoring your responsibilities on Fridays. It’s also pretty hype.”

The club’s sponsor is the new Honors Chemistry teacher Rob Klaasen.

“[Klaasen is] doing a great job sponsoring the junior class and the E Sports Club” junior Adam Lizek said.

While the club itself isn’t competitive, members will be reminded of various out-of-school competitions. The average meeting simply consists of playing the game itself and rooting for your favorite characters.

“We  smash each other,” Lizek said. “A lot.”

By Eve Beard