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Cecilia D'Anastasio: So Nintendo invited a bunch of Super Smash Bros. pros to showcase Smash 5 at E3 this year! And among some of my favourites - Armada, Zero and Hungrybox - are exactly no women.

I didn't notice an outcry. Frankly, it was about as surprising as walking outside and noticing the sky, which was very much not falling. Do you remember what you said when we were talking about the Invitational's competitors last week?

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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."