The Gamers’ Society holds a “Super Smash Bros. 4” Tournament at IUS


Brandon Looney

The tournament prizes included two GameStop gift cards and two amiibo figures, which unlock special functions within Nintendo products.

Brandon Looney, Staff Reporter

The Super Smash Bros. games have featured popular Nintendo characters and fighting, and the Gamers’ Society at IU Southeast recently held an event enabling students to play one of the games in a tournament format.


On Saturday, April 2, The Gamers’ Society held a “Super Smash Bros. 4” tournament from 2 to 11 p.m. in University Center North, room 122. The tournament winner received two GameStop gift cards and two amiibo figures, which unlock special features within Nintendo products.


Olivia Stinson, computer science sophomore and a judge for the tournament, was responsible for keeping the tournament in order.


Stinson said it wasn’t that difficult to be a judge.


“”You have the rules and you follow them,” Stinson said.


Stinson said it was fun to watch the players.


“It gets pretty intense at times,” Stinson said.


During the semifinals, the electricity went out, resetting the Wii U game systems, the lights and the online tournament brackets that kept track of the standings as the event progressed. This resulted in several competitors leaving, while Stinson and Kerley helped restore the systems and brackets before continuing.


Stinson said her favorite character during the event was Lucas, a downloadable  character from “Earthbound,” a role-playing game that was for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.


Stinson said “Super Smash Bros. 4” was a game anybody could win.