From time to time I get a reminder that the youngsters are alright. Certain, they’re gonna be going through a number of the worst financial hardships in reminiscence after AI replaces our jobs and capitalism finishes ruining every thing else, however apparently they’ll be straight-up vibing because the world burns. The newest reminder of this comes from DJ “OG Child” Dodd, a 15-year-old aggressive Tremendous Smash Bros. Melee participant who took a selfie in the course of a match. Iconic, truthfully.
Dodd performs Jigglypuff on the GameCube crossover brawler, and competed in a match at Tremendous Smash Con in Chantilly, Virginia on August 11. The occasion gathered gamers from world wide to play each iteration of Nintendo’s crossover fighter, from the unique Nintendo 64 recreation to Tremendous Smash Bros. Final on the Swap. There are many VODs from the present on-line, however I need to draw your consideration to this one, wherein Dodd’s Jigglypuff went up towards Sushi’s Peach.
Dodd’s Jigglypuff is a menace, and his counterplay towards Peach is enjoyable to observe. However I gotta give the child props for not solely successful the combat, however popping off on stream each by evident into the digicam a number of occasions and by snapping a selfie midmatch whereas Peach was between spawns. Aggressive play is a enjoyable viewing expertise, however I additionally discover it pleasant to observe it unfold with some swagger and theatrics. The commentators known as the transfer “content-pilled,” however I name it “a serve.”
In keeping with smashdata.gg, Dodd in the end positioned 129 within the 860-person match, however I hope to see him present up with extra antics in future tournaments, as he’s been doing work within the scene for the previous two years and has positioned within the prime 10 at a number of tournaments. The commentators right here even say within the match that this child may very well be the way forward for Melee, so I’m rooting for you, king.