An upcoming event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is rubbing the Smash community the wrong way.
"A Tribute to Melee" is returning to Ultimate, reducing the roster down to only fighters that appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee. The items that appear during the matches are also ones found in the GameCube game.
The further players advance, the better the spirits. But Smash players are not too concerned about spirits and whatnot. The Smash community has reacted negatively to the event, calling it a slap in the face to Melee by Nintendo.
Nintendo has notoriously not supported the competitive Smash scene, especially Melee. In the past, this has included removing Melee from prominent events like Evo as well as shutting down fan events and projects. Nintendo has never really supported Melee's tournament scene financially either, leaving it mostly up to fans and independent TOs to create prize pools.
Despite the disregard for Super Smash Bros. Melee, Nintendo has now brought back "A Tribute to Melee" as its next event. Fans are asking Nintendo to find impactful ways to support Melee's competitive scene instead of just bringing back an in-game event.
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