Nintendo Will Allow Super Smash Bros. Melee Stream From EVO 2013
Posted by Jon Wahlgren
Tournament now returning to regularly scheduled programming
Mere hours ago it was revealed by Shoryuken that Nintendo was, for some unknown, likely inane reason or another, blocking a stream of 2001 Gamecube title Super Smash Bros. Melee from the EVO 2013 fighting game tournament in Las Vegas this month.
Well, scratch that: After a flurry of Internet outrage, the stream is back on. Shoryuken is now reporting that Nintendo has reversed its decision and is allowing the fighter to rejoin the online fray. The original tournament schedule will be restored for this weekend's events.
This is good news for the title's community, as they managed to get their game in the tournament in the first place after a hard-fought Internet campaign yielding donations upwards of $95,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
We've reached out to Nintendo for clarification on what led to these decisions and will update as and when we receive one.