Fans have recently complained a lot about Nintendo’s decision to quit Super Smash Bros. Close competition tournament. Due to recent events, the company last week sent a cease and desist order to Big House, the longest-running smash tournament in the United States. This is because Nintendo has refused to support tournaments where illegally copied versions of the game are used for the event. The news quickly gained attention online with the hashtags #SaveSmash and #FreeMelee becoming popular around the world. Nintendo even issued a statement on Polygon explaining the reason behind it, emphasizing the fact that the Big House did not cooperate.
Nintendo has canceled the live stream of the Splatoon 2 North America Open, which was scheduled for this weekend. Twitter’s “Slimy Quagsire” shares a small statement from Splatoon 2’s official tournament Discord server. The speculation behind the cancellation of the live stream shows the name of the winning team submitted to the tournament. Many people chose a name inspired by a melee attack on their team.
Nintendo told Discord that the live stream was canceled due to an “unexpected execution challenge”, but many fans are very much thinking about something else. The live stream may have been canceled, but thankfully the tournament is on schedule.