long time no blog

big little bear

greetings folks!

it’s been a while since I wrote anything on here. A whole lot has changed for me the past 6 months and especially since Genesis 5. It really was filled with ups & downs, with probably my lowest points emotionally at times doubting myself in a lot of ways but thankfully I’m in a much better place now than I was in July 2018. I try to keep my personal life out of business but I’m just going to say that it’s extremely hard to not have your professional life be effected if you go through a breakup in a relationship, a divorce was something else I wasn’t fully prepared for emotionally or really financially. In all I’m in a much better place now and I have to thank all my friends and coworkers who supported me throughout the summer and fall.

Anyways sad stuff aside I wanted to dwell a bit more on why I’m back with smash.gg and what I want to accomplish in 2019 in esports and especially in the competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate scene. So by now Genesis 6 is over and we had an overall great event with no major hiccups. Genesis means a lot to me as Genesis 3 was my first supermajor as a Tournament Director in 2016. I really loved what our team delivered at Genesis 6 but there are definitely things I’d like to improve for Genesis 7, which I’ll talk about later on throughout the year but main points are better scheduling, more space in the venue during Pools, seeking 3 streams for Ultimate, and tightening up backroom access to Sunday for Top 8.

The rest of my year I would love the honor of another year of my favorite summer FGC events like COMBO BREAKER, CEO, Evo [game lineup not announced yet but I’d always love working Evo so I hope I can either way]. Specifically for those events I’d love to reprise my role again as a Tournament Director [or Co-Director as there are lots of good people I work with tag team at these events for many different games]. I’m really excited to say I’ve been hired by Beyond The Summit as the Tournament Director for Smash Ultimate Summit in March. I’ve worked with BTS in the past as a smash.gg Customer Success representative for Summit of Power [DRAGON BALL FighterZ] and a few Smash Summits [Melee], but having the role of Tournament Director for their first Ultimate event is wonderful.

One big thing I want to do for any new events that approach me for the rest of the year is to be more of an underling to help them rather than be the lead Tournament Director for Ultimate.  I give all I got to Genesis, COMBO BREAKER, CEO, and Evo. I would rather be able to take a step back to see everything to both help and learn from other events. I’m also planning on just attending some events to be a Spectator, Volunteer, &/or Player. I’m really looking forward to that.

Anyways I’ll be doing a blog every couple weeks as for me vlogging is hard at the moment and I prefer writing. Thanks for reading and cheers to 2019.

PS
2018 sucked until August when I met knives ❤

 

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Bassem [Bear] Dahdouh: Esports Event Manager and Tournament Director Résume/Experience

Greetings! My name is Bassem [Bear] Dahdouh! 

I stream pretty regularly on twitch with games like Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, horror games, and more:

For those wondering how to contact me for business inquiries, feel free to contact via

Here’s my bio:

Bassem [Bear] Dahdouh has been involved in competitive gaming for nearly his entire life, starting at the grassroots level at an early age in the Middle East where he learned about fighting games at the arcade and helped organize tournaments for his friends. Over the last five-plus years, Bear has been at the forefront of the competitive esports events industry, organizing everything from local 20-person tournaments in Las Vegas to the world-renowned Evolution Championship Series (EVO), where he served as Tournament Director, featuring a pool of more than 10,000 competitors.

Bear gained invaluable experience across a variety of games and genres, including Fortnite, PUBG, Hearthstone, League of Legends and Overwatch, while working for the esports platform smash.gg. He has also made a name for himself in the fighting game community as Tournament Director for Genesis (largest Super Smash Bros. winter major), CEO (Community Effort Orlando), COMBO BREAKER, DreamHack, GameTyrant, and a number of other regional and national esports events.

Welcome to Bear’s Cave of Wonders!

Greetings! My name is Bassem [Bear] Dahdouh! 

For those wondering how to contact me for business inquiries, feel free to contact via

Here’s my bio:

Bassem [Bear] Dahdouh has been involved in competitive gaming for nearly his entire life, starting at the grassroots level at an early age in the Middle East where he learned about fighting games at the arcade and helped organize tournaments for his friends. Today, with a passion for video games as strong as ever, Bear is the Esports Manager at Esports Arena Las Vegas where he oversees programming at the first dedicated esports venue on the Las Vegas Strip and the flagship location of Allied Esports’ global network of properties.

Over the last five-plus years, Bear has been at the forefront of the competitive esports events industry, organizing everything from local 20-person tournaments in Las Vegas to the world-renowned Evolution Championship Series (Evo), where he served as Tournament Director, featuring a pool of more than 10,000 competitors.

Bear gained invaluable experience across a variety of games and genres, including Fortnite, PUBG, Hearthstone, League of Legends and Overwatch, while working for the esports platform smash.gg. He has also made a name for himself in the fighting game community as Tournament Director for Genesis (largest Super Smash Bros. winter major), CEO (Community Effort Orlando), COMBO BREAKER, DreamHack, GameTyrant, and a number of other regional and national esports events.