Now that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out and pro-players are starting to get a decent understanding of the games new mechanics, eSport events have begun. As always, with competitive play some controversy can follow.
Last weekend there was the Smash regional Colloision 2019 tournament in New Jersey. Smash Bros. pro players Tyler "Marss" Martins and Justin "Wishes" Magnetti went head to head in winners side of the bracket to decide who would take a spot in finals. Throughout the match Marss seemed to become annoyed at the heckling from the crowd, and even stood up to say something. Shortly after the next stop the pro-player got up and walked away from the game, which resulted in Wishes just knocking Marss off the edge.
It seemed that Marss was upset with a person in the crowd that was yelling out his strategy to beat Wishes. As coaching in any form is illegal in Smash Bros tournaments, Marss believed that this member in the crowd constituted for an overall official ruling on the matter. Collision organizer Riddge "RJ" Mussington asked the person in the crowd to leave the venue, he then met with his staff to discuss a decision. After some minutes, the ruling was that the game would restart with a 2-1 difference between players, with Wishes having the lead in stocks but also having his damage set to 100%.
The match carried out to the last final stocks, and actually resulted in Marss taking the win. Wishes mentioned that he felt "robbed" of the win and that he felt that the "coaching" was a "petty thing" for Marss to get upset over. Marss responded to these comments and said "Also anyone who actually thinks I was getting coached can piss off. I'm standing up for myself, and that's more than a lot of you cave dwellers can say."
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