Gamers battle in Super Smash Bros tournament to help young adults with autism

When Patrick Brigman entered the Super Smash Bros. tournament, he knew the competition would be tough. But for him, the match was about more than the prize money — it was about supporting the cause.

EnCircle Technologies held a charity video game tournament on Saturday at the Missouri United Methodist Church to raise money for the nonprofit organization. Players from around the Midwest gatheredto compete in competitive and casual matches, with a prize pool of $3,000 for the winners.

In its third year, the annual tournament has attracted locals and gamers from outside Columbia, said Teri Walden, executive director of EnCircle Technologies. This year’s turnout was the biggest in its history, with more than 130 players.

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