Nintendo Denies Permission For a Live Stream of Super Smash Bros. Melee At EVO 2013

*UPDATE* Stream is back on

UPDATE: In a strangely prompt turn of events, it looks like Nintendo has reversed its decision to block the stream. What an eventful evening.

ORIGINAL STORY BELOW

Back in January this year, we reported that Super Smash Bros. Melee was a firm favourite to be the eighth title at EVO 2013 in Las Vegas this month.

If fans wanted to see the game smash its way to the event, all they had to do was support it by donating some cash towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Super Smash Bros. Melee came out on top, raising almost $95,000; and was on its way to the fighting game tournament.

However, in a controversial move which has angered quite a number of fans, Shoryuken has reported that Nintendo of America has refused permission for the game to be broadcast in the stream schedule this weekend. In its place will be Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters XIII.

It's unknown why Nintendo denied permission for the live streaming of the game, though it may have something to do with the company putting a stop to Youtube users monetizing 'Let's Play' videos. In saying that, it did perform a slight U-turn on the topic; for now at least.

We've reached out to Nintendo for comment, and will post updates as and when we receive them.

[via evo.shoryuken.com]

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