On Friday, Arte shared news of a potentially ground-breaking development for Melee players outside of the United States – the public beta release of an intercontinental Slippi build with experimental enhancements to Slippi’s rollback netcode. If given a proper release and enough testing, the implications of this could be massive, allowing for potential cross-continent tournaments and more effective practice between top players from across the world.
Hello Melee community.
The intercontinental SSBM netplay build, featuring experimental enhancements to Slippi's rollback netcode is now available for testing !
Technical explanation https://t.co/eRKjkMQUEZ
Practical information / FAQ / download https://t.co/NU4mPTFYNZ
— Arte (@SSBM_Arte) June 25, 2021
As far as tournaments go, on Sunday, iBDW added a third tournament victory to his rollback resume, as he won Pound 2021 over SFAT. It was his first rollback regional victory of the year, breaking a seventh month streak in which he had not won any online tournaments in which he entered.
Over in Europe however, was one of the greatest regional grand finals the continent had seen in quite some time. At Fete Online, Frenzy broke a three-month long slump to defend the United Kingdom, coming out on top over Ice in a thrilling 10-game grand finals in which game five’s Slippi replay had to be broadcasted because of internet issues.
In other news, Zain received a seven-day ban from Twitch because he streamed himself playing on Netplay with a tag that lead to an infamous porn video.
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