Smash Comp The Big House Cancelled After Cease And Desist From Nintendo

Nintendo says it had “no choice but to step in”.

The competitive Smash Bros. community has taken the action online this year, but one event hasn’t been so lucky.

The Big House – the longest-running major Smash tournament in the US – has received a cease and desist order from Nintendo of America. The issue Nintendo has with this year’s event is the fact it requires “illegally copied versions” of Super Smash Bros. Melee and would also make use of Slippi Online – rollback netcode allowing players to duke it out online.

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