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Veteran player wants to bring less-experienced players up to the top ranks.

Super Smash Brothers, the smash hit video game franchise where a plethora of Nintendo’s finest come together and duke it out, is still going strong despite its first release being over 20 years ago. To this day, tournaments are being held and players all over the world come together to battle it out.

▼ The trailer for the latest instalment, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Souther (@souther_snake on Twitter) is a Japanese Smash Bros. player and is currently ranked 122nd in Japan. After withdrawing from the spotlight for a while, last month he resurfaced by announcing his plans to open a Smash Bros. Prep School for both beginners of the game and those who want to get better.

▼ The school even has its own logo, as seen in the first picture.

この度、強くなりたいと願う全てのスマブラの民を救うために、スマブラ進学校を立ち上げました!
現在、スマブラの攻略情報は飽和しており、それらは前提知識が必要なことも多いですが、本校では、全く未プレイであるのを前提に授業を進めていくので、誰でも安心して学習できます。#スマブラ進学校 pic.twitter.com/huKd9hJUTH

— サウザー (@souther_snake) March 29, 2021

Souther describes the school (which doesn’t seem to have a physical location) with:

“I have set up a school to help all Smash Bros. players who want to get better at the game. At the moment, there are so many tips and strategy guides online that it’s hard to find which ones are actually good. At this school, lessons are taught based on the assumption that you have zero experience, so you can learn with peace of mind.”

Of course, courses for pro gamers are nothing new, but Souther is keen to convey that what he is offering is not a course, but actual, personalised lessons on how to become a better Smash Bros. player. What’s the difference between a course and lessons, you ask? Souther explains in further tweets —

“Courses are like what you have at university, and lessons are what you have at …continue reading