You have to know Melee first. To really get why Mango is a sanctified person, Melee has to be lodged in your brain thoroughly, every nook and cranny saturated with the limits and structures of what you can do in the game. Only then can you fully appreciate what Mango brings to the table. In a sense, it feels absurd. Mango and his play is inextricable from his persona, “l’appel du vide” as a human being. There is no amount of restraint that can handle what he brings to the table. For many, I think this is why Mango embodies…

Eli Schoop

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