This weekend, Nintendo held its own Splatoon 2 North American Open. Although a live stream was planned for the final, it ended up being interrupted due to “unexpected executive challenges”.
There were no further details, however a few fans seem to think they may know what’s going on …
In a post on Smash Bros. subreddit highlights how a number of teams in this event had #FreeMelee hashtags and names. It all stems from the uprising last month when the longest-running Super Smash Bros. tournament in the United States, “The Big House,” was terminated by Nintendo.
As you may remember, the question Nintendo had with this particular event was the fact that this year’s tournament required “illegally copied versions” of Super Smash Bros. Melee and would also make use of the Slippi Online recoding code that allows players to thank it online.
This has now reportedly boiled over to the Splatoon competition site, which is further illustrated in tweets below:
The same Twitter user goes on to state how society is obviously not “surprised” by this:
“To be clear, this is Nintendo’s call, not one of the TWO or transmitters they have hired for the weekend. This is damage control and a direct spit in the face on all their dedicated competition scenes. But we are not surprised.”
Keep in mind that at the moment it’s just speculation. However, what do you do with all this yourself? Leave a comment below and to learn more about #FreeMelee and the #SaveSmash movement, see our previous post.