We know that Nintendo Treehouse staff are serious gamers, and a former member of the club and now a well known Senior Product Marketing Manager at Nintendo of America is aiming to show his commitment to a favourite game. Bill Trinen, well known for his Nintendo Direct appearances and ongoing role as translator for Shigeru Miyamoto, has quietly entered Evo 2015 to compete in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
His name was spotted in a pool line-up, and the NoA man took to Twitter to chat with fans once he'd confirmed that he had indeed entered the competition.
He's made clear that he wants the focus, once Evo rolls around, to be on those who enter the competition year after year and keep Smash Bros. at the core of the event; he's keen to play down the importance of him taking part.
Gauging the tone from his tweets, Trinen's hoping to simply compete well if not actually be in the running to win, having last entered a competitive event for Melee a decade ago.
Evo's running from July 17-19 in Las Vegas, and should be exciting as always. Smash Bros. for Wii U and Melee are the 2nd and 3rd most entered events, with the new entry actually surpassing the numbers for the GameCube classic. It should be a great weekend of Smash Bros. action.
Thanks to Ryan Millar for the heads up.