In a statement to Polygon, Nintendo said the tournament “must use an illegally copied version of the game in combination with a mod called” Slippi “during an online event. Therefore, Nintendo contacted the tournament organizer and asked for a stop. They refused. Nintendo has no choice but to intervene to protect its intellectual property and brand. Nintendo cannot tolerate or allow piracy of its intellectual property. “
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The wider smash brothers community had problems with this decision, especially as the Big House had to cancel the face-to-face event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making online solutions the only safe way to carry out the event. It was. Since that decision, the #freemelee hashtag has been widely used on Twitter and other social media services to protest Nintendo’s decision.
Cut this weekend, and Splatoon 2
Opened in North America. The official event was scheduled to be live streamed, but the broadcast was canceled the day before the broadcast ended.About the tournament formula The administrator, Discord Server, explained that this decision was due to an “unexpected execution challenge.”
However, rumors quickly spread about the fact that multiple teams in the tournament were entered with names that directly referred to #freemelee, which could have caused Nintendo to stop broadcasting. Nintendo hasn’t issued an official statement yet-IGN has contacted the company for comment.
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
Rumors quickly gained momentum, with both #freemelee and #freesplatoon beginning to prevail on Twitter, flooded with a wave of memes targeting Nintendo’s recognized anti-consumer practices.
That negative sentiment revealed another of Nintendo’s recent cease and desists.Custom controller designer CptnAlex We created a Joy-Con shell to commemorate the popular YouTuber Etika who died of suicide last year (the proceeds will be donated to the JED Foundation, a suicide prevention charity).But the designer Cease and desist in SeptemberApparently his fault Use of the trademark term “JoyCon” as part of the design.. The story is currently being covered on Reddit and Twitter, causing further criticism of Nintendo’s fan creation and approach to the event.
In another unfortunate twist of Nintendo, The Squid House, a fan-run Splatoon 2 tournament It was then organized and donated to the prize pool. As the organizer End Game TV points out, these donations led to a $ 25,000 pool, with an additional $ 3,000 donated to charity. lThe highest ever award given to formal or informal Splatoon tournaments..
As a result, community-funded Splatoon tournaments have become the best prize pool in the history of the game.
Nintendo Massive L
Large W for the Splatoon community
— IntroFestive (@IntroSpecktive) December 6, 2020
This weekend is the latest in a very long conversation between Nintendo and its fan community built around its games and products. Super Smash Bros. has been a particularly long-standing issue, with tournaments, mod use, and the standoff nature of Nintendo’s fighting gaming community all causing criticism.
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