Super Smash Bros. will not be distinguished At Evo 2022, the biggest fighting game event of the year. The Sony-owned esports organization announced in a statement the loss of the platform fighter. on twitter todayAnd he seems to blame Nintendo for the decision, which has historically tried to tightly control how its games are displayed in the wild.
After revealing the full list of games that will be played at Evo 2022 in a live stream on March 8 on Twitch, the organization responded to questions about Smash Bros. Saying up front that it will not be included. We want to let you know in advance Super Smash Bros. “Never again,” wrote Evo organizers. Since 2007, we’ve seen historic Super Smash Bros moments created at Evo events. We are saddened that Nintendo chose not to continue this legacy with us this year.”
Evo was online only last year due to the pandemic, and Canceled in 2020 due to allegations of sexual misconduct Against the then CEO of the tournament. Before that , Smash Bros. last I went Featured at the 2019 event. Smash Bros.and then Smash Bros. Yu . methodBoth become an important part of the tournament series each year, resulting in some competitive matches and current moments. Important moments in the history of esports Along with legacies of fighting game series such as Street Fighter and the Tekken.
However, Nintendo hasn’t always played well with the Evo. a Mario-creator Notorious try shutdown Controversy Championship at Evo 2013She insisted that the live broadcast of the tournament was not allowed Smash Bros. matches. But after a backlash from fans and players, the company finally relented.
March 2021, Sony announced that it will buy the Evo. And last November, Nintendo announced that it would partner with Panda Global to… host themselves Smash Bros. competitive circuitAlthough the company has not yet revealed details of when the series will start. It is unclear whether these competing developments played a role in this decision.
“Nintendo has enjoyed interacting with fans at previous Evo tournaments and I wish the show’s organizers the very best in their new project,” Nintendo spokesperson He said at that time. “We will continue to evaluate Evo and other opportunities as we plan for the future, both online and offline. Super Smash Bros.. Tournament activity.
nintendo, sony, Evo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Evo 2022 could have been the first time Super Smash Bros. It was to be featured in the event with all available downloadable characters. Three years after launch, last October Nintendo revealed it Kingdom Hearts surah He will be the 86th and last fighter in the game.. Melee supporter and former EVO winner Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, I suggested The players will host their own tournament in Las Vegas on August 5, the same weekend as Evo 2022.
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