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Smash World Tour Comes to a Bombastic End

Sebastian Quintanilla
2 min

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Smash World Tour Comes to a bombastic end
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Unfortunately, for as great the gameplay was for the finals of the year long competition, the aftermath of the event has left the scene shooked

After a year-long delay in 2020 and online-only qualifiers for the start of this year. The Smash World Tour has finally been able to wrap up its tour. Sitting as the best Super Smash Bros Ultimate player, at least for this year, is none other than Mexican legend MkLeo. He worked his way through the winner's bracket in the finals taking out Dabuz, Sparg0, and eventually Cosmos to claim the title. This is an excellent send-off for his competitive calendar this year, as he has finished every event either in first or second place.

Unfortunate Events

Though the event was not smooth sailing. Controversy quickly rose after Dabuz vs MuteAce match, as right before the next lower bracket match was about to begin in the same stating, a quick check of the ruleset revealed that the underdog advantage had been enabled. This might have had an effect, but the organizers decided that it did not have one in the end and that the match score would remain.

That was not the end of it though. In the coming days after the event, many top players showed Covid symptoms and tests later confirmed that a handful had contracted the virus and would then be required to self-isolate. The good news is that a requirement for the event was for all attendees to be vaccinated, so symptoms are likely to be mild. Nevertheless, the hope for fully offline Smash has been somewhat weakened, and the idea of having fans in the arenas very much shut down from here unto the end of the pandemic.

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