Nintendo didn't invite the top player of its longest-running esports title, Super Smash Bros. Melee, to its biggest (and likely only) tournament of the year. Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma isn't exactly salty that he won't be playing at the E3 Invitational next month; he's more disbelieving.

"It's not as outlandish as flat earth," said Debiedma over the phone yesterday. "But I was surprised, to say the least."