Super Smash Bros. Melee Returns To Evo In 2014
Last year there was quite a scuffle over a live stream of Super Smash Bros. Melee that was being played during Evo, a fighting game championship. Evo was being forced to shut down the stream due the fact that Evo had not obtained proper permission from Nintendo to air Melee. In the end, Nintendo did decide to allow the airing of the live stream but then it was questionable if Melee would be making a return to Evo in 2014.
It has now been confirmed by Evo’s co-founder, Tom “inkblot” Cannon, that the popular Super Smash Bros. Melee will be returning to the championship and this time with Nintendo’s permission. Cannon had this to say on the website Shoryuken.com.
Evo announces that Super Smash Bros. Melee has officially joined its 2014 lineup! This marks the second consecutive year for the game at the tournament. In 2013, Mango beat out Wobbles and 700 other competitors in the largest Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament in history.
This year competitors worldwide will convene at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to compete in championships across seven of today’s hottest fighting games. The tournament takes place July 11 – 13, 2014.