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Victory for Zackray, Mango, Josh Brody at The Big House 9

The Big House 9 saw singles and doubles events in Ultimate, Melee and 64 in Detroit, Michigan over the weekend.
Victory for Zackray, Mango, Josh Brody at The Big House 9

Sota "Zackray" Okada, Joseph "Mango" Marquez and Josh Brody were the respective winners of the Smash Ultimate, Melee and 64 singles tournaments, with notable players winning in the doubles events too.

Zackray's victory over Samuel "Dabuz" Buzby in the Grand Final Reset came a day after his earlier win in the doubles tournament alongside Shuto "Shuton" Moriya. His win also saw him qualify for Smash Ultimate Summit 2 later this month. He joins Leonardo "MkLeo" Lopez Perez and Gavin "Tweek" Dempsey, the two invited players, as well as five crowdfunded players and seven other qualified players. A nineth player will qualify through the 2GG: Nightmare on Smashville tourney.

In Melee, it was Mango who won the singles tournament. Like Zackray, he fought through the loser's bracket and beat Zain "Zain" Naghmi 3-2 in the Grand Final and the Grand Final Reset. The doubles tournament saw Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman and Justin "Plup" McGrathm, who placed 5-6th and 9-12th respectively in singles, take the top spot over Shephard "Fiction" Lima and Cody "iBDW" Schwab.

64 was not left out at The Big House 9. With a modest $640 prize pool, 64 participants were aiming for a top four finish to gain a piece of the money on the line in both the singles and doubles. Josh Brody was victorious in both the singles, winning over Panda Global's Prince, and doubles, playing with his brother Jason "Darkhorse" Brody against Chris "sextc" Canas and Yosef "YBOMBB" Shimonovich in the Grand Final.