Ninja needed to carry a $500k Super Smash Bros EVO event, however Nintendo turned him down

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate received’t be showing at famend preventing game occasion EVO this 12 months, and it’ll be missed by gamers and streamers alike. Even large names like Ninja needed to see it occur, however his pitch was not accepted by Nintendo.

The information got here out throughout a high-stakes poker game that includes a number of streamers on the Hustler Casino Live YouTube channel. Nearly six hours in, Ludwig requested Ninja when he would assist the Smash Bros. neighborhood. “I wanted to juice EVO for like 500K,” was his response. “I wanted to get Nintendo’s permission, and they ghosted us. That was on Nintendo, not me.” Nintendo isn’t required to work with Ninja by any means, however it’s odd that it completely ignored such an enormous influencer within the game sphere.

The purpose is more than likely Nintendo’s new partnership with Panda Global. Announced final fall, the collaboration will carry the primary officially-licensed Super Smash Bros. circuit to North America. We don’t know when Ninja’s EVO pitch was despatched to Nintendo, however the circuit plan appears to have taken precedent.

Smash Ultimate itself obtained its last fighter changes in update 13.0.01 final December. The way forward for the sequence is up within the air, as key designer Masahiro Sakurai is undecided on whether or not to provide one other one. At the very least, he acknowledged that the sequence must cease relying on him a lot.