Nintendo Wanted Smash Bros. Pulled From World's Biggest Tournament

Evo co-founder Joey Cuellar has revealed that Nintendo didn’t just want to stop Smash Bros. Melee being streamed from this year’s fighting game competition, they wanted to stop that part of the tournament taking place altogether.

“They were not only trying to shut down the stream”, he told OneMoreGameTV, “they were trying to shut down the event, the Smash portion of the event”.

It was only when Evo’s organisers “wig-wammed their way through” conversations with the company’s legal department that Nintendo agreed to only go after the streaming portion of the event (a decision they later reversed).

We’re still waiting on comment from Nintendo of America over the matter, and will update if we hear back.

Live On Three E166 [OneMoreGameTV, via Polygon]

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