Art & Life

Super Smash Bros. tournament at Rec Center 

On Thursday, Feb. 15, the Rec Center hosted the annual Super Smash Bros. tournament in the main hall. 

Students were invited to come and compete with one another in the popular Nintendo video game. 

This is the 10th time Kirkwood has hosted a video game tournament, according to Rec Center Supervisor Brett Baumgart who has also worked with E-sports.

In the past, the tournament has featured games such as Madden and FIFA among other popular gaming titles.

This year, only two students competed for the title, Gabe Dillon, computer science, and Zachary Mosier, auto tech. 

It was a tightly contested 13-game series where Mosier hopped out to an early lead before Dillon closed the gap. 

Neither competitor was able to create much separation, even down to the final game of the tournament. 

Eventually, Dillon won in a close final game with a final record of 7-6. 

His prize? A free t-shirt courtesy of the Rec Center. 

“I wish more people came here,” Dillon said, “but it did feel good to win something.” 

He also expressed his wishes to compete in other Super Smash Bros tournaments in the area as well as competing again next year. 

Baumgart added, “There are other things coming up still for the rest of the year, some day ones and some other multiple-week things.”