Jul 6, 2020
Nintendo condemns alleged abuse in Smash Bros community
Nintendo has condemned alleged abuse by well-known competitive gamers as "Absolutely impermissible". In the space of a week, dozens of allegations of inappropriate behaviour have been made against competitors in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros fighting game series. The allegations surrounding the Super Smash Bros competitive community are wide-ranging, from inappropriate sexual messages to sexual relationships with minors on the sidelines of tournament events, and even accusations of rape. "In a statement provided to the media, Nintendo said:"We are deeply disturbed by the allegations raised against certain members of the competitive gaming community. Separately, the largest fighting game tournament of the summer, EVO Online, did not go ahead as planned over the 4 July weekend, amid wider concerns of abuse in the fighting game community.
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