Keen fighting game fans may already have Evo 2014 in their diaries, taking place at Las Vegas Hotel & Casino between 11-13th July and all set to be streamed online to thousands of eager fans. Those that followed last year's events may also recall the controversy and happy ending over its Super Smash Bros. Melee competition — there was an outcry online when Nintendo refused permission for it to be live-streamed, before thankfully backtracking on the decision. It wasn't a black and white scenario — Nintendo had its reasons — but most would agree that the final outcome was correct.
The tournament went ahead and was a huge success, with the organisers and fans making clear that they hoped to use the game again. The good news is that there'll be another Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament this year, with the organisers issuing confirmation; hopefully that means permission has been granted to avoid any similar controversies. With the new Super Smash Bros. on the way to Wii U and 3DS this year, it'll also do its part to raise awareness of the series ahead of the fresh arrivals.
Will you be tuning in this summer for more Melee competition?