Low Tide Metropolis 2023 was a latest aggressive occasion held over Might 13-14 in Texas, and among the many video games being featured was Tremendous Smash Bros. Final. Whereas Nintendo’s video games have a sure cutesy popularity, which isn’t undeserved, it is honest to say that the Smash Bros. aggressive scene is where some bonkers stuff occurs: Individuals take Kirby’s preventing prowess extremely severely, and the scene is continually arguing over one factor or one other, with common spats between gamers.

However one participant took issues too far, and woke a sleeping dragon. The younger participant Syrup was drawn towards Enrique “Maister” Hernández in a match for Prime 8. Maister gained the match, on the best way to a 3rd place end (and a gold within the doubles class), however after the win verbally disrespected his 15 year-old opponent. 

AITX esports participant Jude “Jakal” Harris posted some DMs from one other participant describing the incident (thanks, Dexerto). It is alleged that after the match Maister and Syrup fistbumped, after which Maister “advised him ‘you fucking suck’ to his face.” Response inside the Smash Bros. group to this was unanimously detrimental, with many stating Syrup’s age (“bro he is a child”) and the dearth of sportsmanship and primary manners from Maister. Maister tried to justify his actions on social media.

Then Syrup’s mother obtained concerned. Replying to Maister’s justifications, which have subsequently been deleted, she mentioned to the participant:

“As an grownup, I feel gamers comparable to your self haven’t any class, zero sportsmanship, even if you happen to win, you’re nonetheless a loser throughout,” wrote Mrs. Lau. “I’ve the utmost respect for all gamers however you’re the low of the low! Little doubt.”

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For sure, the group went wild. It helped that this previous weekend was additionally mom’s day within the US, so the replies are nearly uniformly congratulating mother, calling her the “GOAT” of moms and a “queen”, and stating how good it’s to have a guardian who helps their children’ pursuits (and one who is available in all weapons blazing when somebody is a dick to their youngster). “bro obtained CLAPPED by mama syrup,” ran one other response, including a cry-laughing emoji, whereas many others thought it was the match’s spotlight: “HE GOT SCOLDED BY HIS MOM LMAOOOOOOOOOOO!”

Dazed and repentant, Maister realised he’d been a douchebag. He apologised for his “unacceptable” actions, and mentioned: “I shouldn’t have trash-talked him not solely as a result of he’s younger, however as a result of he has additionally not carried out something to me nor did he say something to me prior, throughout, or after our set. What I mentioned was incorrect and I apologize. I wish to make clear, I don’t actually suppose any of that and I actually really feel unhealthy for what I mentioned, even ashamed of myself.”

So you have to be sonny jim: Now go do your chores.