Last year, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime made a shocking confession: he sucked at Smash Bros. But he swore he’d be back a year later to kick some arse, and true to his word, return today he did. He just forgot the part about kicking arse.
Before it went down, he was talking the talk!
But when the Reggienator actually took to the stage during the 2015 Nintendo World Championships to square off against Hungrybox, despite a year’s worth of practice he got his arse handed to him by one of the Smash Community’s best.
Reggie made amends in the post-game, though. This was stone cold.
"I spend 16 hours a day running a company. You spend 16 hours a day playing Smash." pic.twitter.com/4heDEZaZwq
— Omni (@InfernoOmni) June 15, 2015
Here’s some more reaction from Twitter:
backstage, reggie pulls hungrybox close. "the job was QA testing" he gets in his limo and drives away
— Zack Frost (@superwavebeam) June 15, 2015
— The Great Clement (@ClementJ64) June 15, 2015
i'm glad reggie finally accepted his position as nintendo's heel
— It's Nate! (@Ambisagrus) June 15, 2015
I can't believe Reggie is fucking dead
— Squidcore Slime Kiri (@MallowyGoodness) June 15, 2015