In a tweet on Gavin "Tweek" Dempsey's social media account, the famed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player competing for TSM FTX told fans he was dropping out of several of the game's top competitions.
In the post, Tweek stated he will not be competing at Let's Make Big Moves 2022, Glitch: Infinite, or Genesis 8 — some of the biggest tournaments in the scene. Additionally, for the time being, he will be no longer streaming or providing lessons on Metafy.
The news comes after Tweek's disappointing performance at the Smash World Tour 2021 Championships. In Group H, Brian "Cosmos" Kalu defeated him 3-0 in a shock upset — the first time the former has done so in a major competition. Placed in the Losers Bracket, Tweek fell 1-3 to Carlos "Sonix" Pérez — finishing his run at 17th-24th.
The year was initially very promising for Tweek, with him winning Smash Ultimate Summit 3 and making it to the finals of Riptide 2021. Most fans and analysts considered him to be the only player contending for the title of best player in the world with Leonardo "MkLeo" Lopez Perez.
Afterwards, however, Tweek experienced a string of disappointing losses for a player of his stature — placing third at Port Priority 6, fourth at SWT: NA East Ultimate Regional Finals, and fifth at Mainstage 2021. No information has been provided on Tweek's plans for competition following the majors in January.
Tweek has largely been considered one of the most talented and successful Smash players in history. He was one of the best players in the world during the height of competition in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and has consistently been one of the best players in the world since the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He is known for his strong practice and ability to use several different main characters.
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