Many Super Smash Bros fans around the world have been looking forward to Nintendo's production event of the year: the Smash World Tour. The annual competition was to take place from December 9 to 11 with a gigantic cash prize of exactly $250,000 . However, the organizers of the international tournament announced the bad news yesterday...
The Smash World Tour 2022 is canceled
It is in a long statement that the organizers of the highly anticipated Smash World Tour announced their decision. Thus, the tournament which was to bring together the greatest Super Smash Bros players in the world will not take place and the competitors are forced to cancel their trip to San Antonio, Texas.
For Kotaku , the Nintendo teams responded to the statement from the tournament organizers, saying:
To which the Smash World Tour organizers responded in a new statement:
The discord between the two entities seems to have settled and the users who were impatiently awaiting this international tournament also expressed their dissatisfaction on the networks.
Panda at the center of the case?
Now, many argue that Panda (a competitor to the organizers of the Smash World Tour) would be the cause of this cancellation. According to these disgruntled users, another world circuit would be planned by Panda in partnership with Nintendo and an exclusivity would have forced the Japanese company not to cooperate with the organizers of the SWT for this year. Nothing has yet been confirmed by the two companies.
From now on, professional players as well as fans of Nintendo's mythical license regret having to be reimbursed for their plane ticket as well as their hotel nights... 10 days before the official launch of the event. In any case, this cancellation will have marked the Smash Bros scene as well as the followers of the production who are now wondering when a new international circuit will see the light of day.
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