Well, fighting game tournaments are all about swift reversals. Nintendo has sent word that the Super Smash Bros. Melee
stream will be allowed to proceed as organizers intended.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
will no longer be part of EVO 2K13's streaming schedule, as per Nintendo's request. Shoryuken
reports that Melee
will be replaced by a mixture of Persona 4 Arena
and King of Fighters XIII
Adding an extra level of pain to the entire situation is the nearly $100,000 the Melee
community raised for breast cancer research
, in the hopes that Melee
would be a featured game during the EVO 2K13 streams.
Nintendo recently started cracking down on broadcasters posting footage of its games online. In May, Nintendo hit "Let's Play" videos on YouTube – essentially narrated game walkthroughs – with mass revenue claims
EVO 2K13 is this year's installment in the prominent EVO championship series of fighting game tournaments. EVO 2K13 will take place the weekend of July 12 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.