The rival Smash Brothers community has taken action online this year, but one event was not so lucky.
The Big House – America’s longest running big smash competition – has received a stop and withdrawal order from Nintendo in the US. The problem with Nintendo at this year’s event is that it requires “illegally copied versions” Super Smash Brothers Melee Will also take advantage Slippery Online – Rollback Netcode allows players to download it online.
In a statement to Balacon, Nintendo said that the competition organizers had “refused” to cooperate, so it had “no other option” but to take action to protect its intellectual property and brands. It is worth noting that the company says it will “continue” to support the Smash Brothers competition scene in the future.
“Nintendo appreciates the love and commitment of the martial arts community for the Super Smash Brothers series. We have partnered with many Super Smash Brothers tournaments in the past, and have run our own online and offline tournaments for the game, and we plan to continue that support in the future. Smash Brothers announced plans to launch an online competition for Meli, which would use illegally copied versions of the game in conjunction with a mod called “Slippy” during their online event, so Nintendo contacted the tournament organizers, who declined to comment on whether Nintendo would protect its intellectual property or other brands. There is no way. Nintendo cannot forgive or allow the theft of its intellectual property. “
In its own answer (Via Twitter), Big House said it was “heartbroken” that it had to cancel its upcoming online event and had no choice but to comply with Nintendo. It will send you more details about the refund soon.
“The Big House is heartbroken to share that we have received a suspension and withdrawal from Nintendo of America, Inc. in order to cancel our upcoming online event .We have been informed that we are not allowed to host or broadcast the event.
“We comply with the order and are forced to cancel Big House Online for both Melee and Ultimate. Refunds will be sent shortly. We apologize to all those affected.”
The Big House Smash Brothers competition is scheduled to take place next month from December 4th to 6th.
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