Nintendo cancels live stream of Splatoon 2 North America Open Tournament, probably due to #FreeMelee move
Brian (Posted December 5, 2020)@NE_Brian) News, switch
Splatoon 2 North America Open December 2020 will take place this weekend. Nintendo initially aimed to host the official live stream of the finals tomorrow. It doesn’t happen anymore.
This situation seems to be a continuation of what happened at Super Smash Bros. Melee last month. Big House, a well-known tournament Due to the cease and desist from Nintendo, we had to abolish online events.. According to the company, the tournament required “use of an illegally copied version of the game” and a mod known as “Slippi.”
Many fans weren’t happy, not just how things were done Nintendo Statement.. In response, the #FreeMelee campaign, which started on social media, has been launched. Later, this weekend’s Splatoon 2 tournament also featured a number of players and teams featuring tags.
The official word for canceling a live stream comes from “unexpected execution challenges”. However, the current consensus is that #FreeMelee is the main reason.
It’s kind of funny to cut off the unique “support” they love to parade as so great just because the Splatoon community wanted to solidarity with other scenes where Nintendo was completely harmful.#freemelee #savesmash pic.twitter.com/3F77b19pDE
— Slimy (@SlimyQuagsire) December 5, 2020
Splatoon 2 North America Open The December 2020 tournament finals will continue as planned. But at least for now, there seems to be no plans to revive the live stream.