Wrath wins Smash Ultimate Singles at Rev It Up: 2020 Series
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Carrington “Wrath” Osborne won Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles at Rev It Up: 2020 Series on May 24. It was his first online tournament victory since Typhoon Saga in April. And with 1,572 entrants, it was his biggest tournament victory since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

At such a stacked tournament as this, Wrath began facing difficult competition as early as the second round of pools. He defeated Jude “Jakal” Harris 2-1 and Benji “Loaf” Rust 2-0 to make it into top 64. Once in top 64, Wrath went on an impressively dominant run into top 8 on winners side. Along the way, he beat Yezre’el “Yez” Askew, Luis “Lui$” Oceguera, and Myles “MiLe” McKenzie without dropping a game.

In Winners Semis, Wrath defeated “sebayee” 3-1. Then in Winners Finals, Wrath narrowly earned a 3-2 win against Brian “Cosmos” Kalu. However, he defeated Cosmos much more easily in Grand Finals, winning the final set of the tournament 3-0. As a result, Wrath won Rev It Up: 2020 Series without dropping a set.

Other results from Rev It Up: 2020 Series

Cosmos’ run to 2nd place at Rev It Up: 2020 Series came with many impressive wins. Meanwhile, he only dropped sets to Wrath throughout the whole event. Cosmos won sets over Alejandro “Regi Shikimi” Martínez Nunez, Kiyarash “GamingHI9x9” Younessi, and Kolawole “Kola” Aideyan. He also defeated “Sonix” in Losers Finals.

Tweek placed 25th at this event, making it his worst online Smash tournament performance since the pandemic began. It’s worth noting that he was DQed from the winners bracket due to a schedule change he was unaware of. Even so, he still suffered an upset loss to Santiago “Chag” Perez early in the losers bracket.

Two players made particularly unexpected runs to top 8: Simon main Joseph “YoseFu” Helmert and Snake main Dylan “ApolloKage” J. Both players placed 7th at Rev It Up: 2020 Series. YoseFu beat Yez, Jeffrey “ATATA” Solberg, and MiLe, while losing to Rylan “ChunkyKong” Silva and Lui$. ApolloKage beat Ryan “Ravenking” McDonough, Rick “Rickles” Aguayo, Wanda “EnhancedPV” Davis, and GamingHI9x9, while losing to Sonix twice.

Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.