Luminosity Returns to Smash Bros. Melee in 2021 By Recruiting Ginger
It’s been three years since Luminosity had a Smash Bros Melee player on their team, and in 2021, they recruited Avery ‘Ginger’ Wilson to change that all up. This was confirmed on Twitter, with a teaser for an upcoming Smash Bros. Melee tournament: Ginger’s Pot Of Gold. That feels a bit on the nose, but we’re always going to be hyped for some Smash Bros. Back in December, Luminosity began the search, and Hungrybox vouched for the skill of Ginger. It’s a little hard to look back at Hungrybox though, given the allegations he was accused of last year.
A Top-10 Player?
However, we are excited about Ginger. It’s not like Luminosity hasn’t had incredible players before. In years past, Abadango and Ice both worked with the org, but since then, nobody has filled their shoes. We don’t know what Smash Bros. Melee’s future will be as 2021 has just begun, but Luminosity sees something in it and Ginger.
Ginger thinks very highly of himself, and it’s no big secret why. On Twitter, he had this to say when Luminosity began sending out feelers for a player:
“I’m considered top 10 in the world currently and steadily rising. I’ve never gone down in a yearly ranking since being ranked in the top 100. My content is some of the most viewed in the Melee community right now and those numbers are rising as well. My DM’s are open!”
It’s very important to have confidence in yourself in fighting games. Even though there are no “official” Melee rankings, and haven’t since 2019, Ginger sure sees himself among the best. Ginger placed third at “Get On My Level 2020”, and fifth at “Smash Summit 10 Online”. These are just a few of the events he participated in, defeating some of the best Melee players the world has to offer.
So how good is Ginger, that would bring Luminosity to recruit him for Smash Bros Melee in 2021? In 2019, he was listed as Number 21 in the world, and he was on a spree of smashing everyone he came across. We’re genuinely hoping that Super Smash Bros Melee continues giving us incredible esports to watch. Nintendo’s fighting against the ability to play online, via Project Slippi. It’s not really safe to have offline events yet, so we’ll just have to see what happens. It sounds like Luminosity is looking towards the future and the evergreen popularity of Melee. Despite COVID-19, Melee’s viewership was certainly up last year. No matter what happens in 2021, we’re glad Ginger is getting a chance to really show a wider audience what he can do, thanks to Luminosity Gaming.