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iBDW performs ‘reverse popoff’ after losing to Hungrybox in Super Smash Bros. Melee at Get On My Level 2022

Get On My Level 2022 is one of the big tournaments that caught the attention of Super Smash Bros fans. last weekend. For Super Smash Bros. competition. Melee held there, nearly 500 people have registered to compete, including big names such as PG|iBDW and Liquid|Hungrybox. As expected for a Platinum level event for the Smash World Tour, the competition was fierce as many competitors were hungry to earn those points.

Eventually, the tournament progressed until there were only eight competitors left. On the winning side, iBDW and its Fox were set to face Hungrybox’s Jigglypuff. However, some unexpected events were unfolding as the set approached a rather bizarre conclusion.

It was finally Hungrybox who was able to win the first match of the set. Although the results screen clearly indicated that Hungrybox was the winner of the match, there was still a way for iBDW to be technically declared the winner based on a universally accepted set of rules for Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Before returning to the character select screen, iBDW insisted that Hungrybox scroll through its achievements pane to get an exact count of how many times Jigglypuff grabbed the ledge. If Hungrybox was found to have exceeded a certain limit, then the match could be declared an iBDW win, under certain conditions.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee (as well as 64 and Brawl), a character is able to regain invincibility after collecting the ledge before landing. Entire strategies have been developed in Melee and Brawl that revolve around continuously refreshing invincibility like this after getting a lead.

This ultimately allowed players to win via time out as it was impossible for many characters to safely approach a fighter like Jigglypuff under these conditions. Over time, tournament organizers eventually adopted a rule that limited the number of times a player was allowed to grab the ledge in an attempt to keep a match going.

Unfortunately for iBDW, it looked like Hungrybox hadn’t exceeded the ledge grab limit. Still, Hungrybox took it all in stride as he took off his sunglasses and then gave the camera a thumbs up.

At this point, it became clear that stalling for a while grabbing the ledge again could serve Hungrybox in tilting iBDW. As he pulled off a few stunts over the next few games, the crowd counted his rim holds.

However, it wasn’t entirely clear what impact this had on iBDW’s mentality, as he was still able to put up a pretty good fight against Hungrybox. During the set, Hungrybox even did a mini-popoff after winning their second match of the set, but iBDW was ready to see the set come to an end.

In the end, the entire tournament made its way to Game 5. Whoever won this final game would advance to the winning side, while the other would end up in the losing pool.

In the end, Hungrybox was able to grab a crucial edge protection against iBDW’s Fox in a situation where Fox simply had no hope of recovering. Anyone who knows anything about Hungrybox probably already knew a massive popoff was coming, but iBDW apparently foresaw this situation.

Even though iBDW had lost the set, it performed a “reverse popoff” directly in Hungrybox’s face. We only briefly heard a “Yeah!” exclaimed from Hungrybox before stopping in confusion at iBDW’s antics.

According to iBDW itself, it apparently wasn’t done because he was crazy. Additionally, iBDW claims he was simply having fun with the situation.

Of course, Hungrybox seemed to have a slightly different take on the bigger picture.

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