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Tue Nov 24, 2020, 12:28 PM

Nintendo is killing off the Smash Melee Community by refusing allow online tournaments during pandem

*I am posting this on behalf of my son who has asked me to spread the word of how the Nintendo corporation is working against the best interest of the competitive community. (By the way, this guy in the video is not my kid, just someone he follows)

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Reply Nintendo is killing off the Smash Melee Community by refusing allow online tournaments during pandem (Original post)
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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 12:37 PM

1. Follow up article about Nintendo & Super Smash Bros Melee Community

(MSN) The competitive Super Smash Bros. community has been up in arms following Nintendo’s decision to shut down The Big House Online. Nintendo confirmed it nixed the event because the tournament organizer planned to use Slippi, a community-made mod that provides an online experience for Melee that is nearly authentic to in-person play.

Since that decision, players, content creators, and organizations have been weighing in on Nintendo’s treatment of the Melee community and the lack of support given to the Smash scene as a whole. And now, an anonymous source claiming to be an insider has dropped an entire laundry list of alleged instances of Nintendo working against the best interest of the competitive community.

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Over the years, Nintendo has been heavily criticized for a perceieved lack of support to esports. Sponsoring a handful of events, rarely contributing financially to events, and in some cases, actively trying to shut something down, has made the developer and publisher disliked throughout the Smash scene.

Now the community is responding, with players from Melee, Ultimate, and other games speaking out against Nintendo’s actions in the present and past. Yet another Smash related hashtag, “#SaveSmash,” is trending worldwide, with comments ranging from angry players to pleading fans.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/gaming/zain-n0ne-and-other-players-react-to-anonymous-insiders-post-about-nintendos-treatment-of-super-smash-bros-competitive-scene/ar-BB1biSby

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 03:42 PM

2. Melee community?

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Response to lonely bird (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 04:28 PM

3. I believe so.

The community my son plays in is Super Smash Brothers Melee. He's in his twenties but he likes old school....

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