Nintendo Backs Down, Allows Smash Bros. Streaming

Nintendo Backs Down, Allows Smash Bros. Streaming

Only hours after Nintendo blocked fighting game tournament Evo from streaming Smash Bros. Melee matches, the publisher has swiftly reversed its decision.

A notice on SRK reads:

I’ve just receive word from Nintendo that the Evo Smash Bros. Melee stream will be allowed to proceed. We will be restoring the original stream and tournament schedules. Obviously this is a huge relive for all of us here and we’re thrilled that the world will get to see the best Smash players fight it out this weekend. Thanks to everyone online who supported both Evo and Smash.

If only Nintendo had been that aware of public perception before making the initial decision! We’ve reached out to the company for comment on the reversal, and will update if we hear back.

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