As Super Smash Bros. fans have continued to joke that the winner of the Panda x Nintendo circuit will receive a safety pin and a ball of lint, streamer Ludwig has announced a $1 million Super Smash Bros. tournament.
Ludwig recently revealed that he would be hosting the biggest Smash tourney in history, saying: "In 2022 I will make the biggest Smash tournament of all time in both entrants and prize pool for Melee and Ultimate. This will probably cost $1 million."
As a fighting game fan, Ludwig has seemed to put his heart and soul into this big tournament. He explained that he debating sticking to Twitch a while longer just to host a second subathon dedicated entirely to funding the Smash event. That means Ludwig was willing to subject himself to 24/7 cameras in his face all over again just to raise money for his dream Smash tournament.
Said Ludwig: "I was genuinely thinking of giving up a month of my life so I had the resources to throw away a million dollars and have it not be stupid. Being with YouTube, I can just do that."
No other information has been dropped about Ludwig's $1 million Smash tourney just yet.
Ludwig would later add that in the middle of discussing whether he'd move to YouTube or stick to Twitch he had a second subathon planned entirely dedicated to funding this event. Ludwig has a staff of 10 that would help put on the event, but this would clearly take a lot of time and money.
Now that Ludwig is on YouTube, it's unclear what his strategy for raising the funds will be. There is no question that his new contract with YouTube is worth a lot since it was worth leaving his new sub count on Twitch behind. But $1 million is a huge chunk of change that Ludwig most likely doesn't want to spend all on his own.
Does Ludwig play Smash?
Ludwig may be best known for his subathon and streaming now, but Ludwig is a Jigglypuff main in Super Smash Bros. Melee. He even directed the Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series and commented an abundance of Melee tournaments, including GENESIS 6.
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