The Covid-19 pandemic has put on hold several events in the gaming industry, from conventions to esports/fighting game tournaments, forcing most to seek out online alternatives.
Streamers Jacob "Alpharad" Rabon and Charlie "Moistcr1tikal" hosted one of the biggest online Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to date, with a prize pool of ,000 and some of the most recognizable in the scene, with Cloud/Roy main Kolawole "Kola" Aideyan emerging as the winner.
Today was the first $10k tournament of many to come from The Quarantine Series. Here’s the prize winners. Big thank you to everyone who competed and stopped by to watch on my stream and @Alpharad pic.twitter.com/RbgLByLFkd— Charlie (@MoistCr1TiKaL) March 30, 2020
In what it's being called the first of the Quarantine Series circuit, the Cloud/Roy main managed to grab the win in a stacked bracket that included names like Leonardo "MkLeo" López, Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada, Enrique "Maister" Hernández, Ezra "Samsora" Morris, James "VoiD" Makekau-Tyson, and many more top players.
Kola's impressive results keep piling on, as he was the runner up of CEO Dreamland 2020, the last Ultimate tournament allowed to be played before the quarantine started, beating the likes of Tyler "Marss" Martins or Zack "ZD" Darby.
The Coronavirus crisis has put on hold one of the most ambitious projects the Smash community has ever seen when early this year the Smash World Tour was announced.
A circuit with events all around the world for Ultimate and Smash Melee with a World Tour Finals event set for December that was set to start at the beginning of March that had to be postponed indefinitely.