Super Smash Bros. is the simulator of definitive toy box, in addition to being one of the most popular Nintendo IP at the moment. Both from the point of view casual and competitive, the multicrossover fighting game between video game icons continues to win acclaim. It is difficult to think how such a game can be the scene of a real one media scandal. But let's start from the beginning:
It all started on June 29, 2020, when the user @magyo_gt he confessed to having had sex with the pro player SleepyK during 2017 (at the time she was 14 years old):
sleepyk asked to have sex with me at age 14
- clementine 🏳️⚧️ #blacklivesmatter (@magyo_gt) June 29, 2020
My experience with Cinnpie
- Puppeh (@PuppehSSB) July 1th, 2020
In this Twitlonger, the boy tells how the drunk commentator approached him during 2016 - when he was 14 years old - and how he embarked on a series of sexual relations (specifying that these were mainly relationships oral) with the young man. In the past few minutes, the movement has also dragged the ProPlayer Nairo, after the user reports CaptainZack:
I'm Tired of Living a Life of Lies
- CaptainZack (@CaptainZack_) July 2th, 2020
In this case, CaptainZack complained not only of having been harassed by one of the icons of the competitive scene of Super Smash Bros., but also of having been silenced through various telephone conversations and Paypal payments. Recall that CaptainZack himself has already been the protagonist of episodes of pedophilia, when in 2019 he confessed to having an affair with Ally, another popular ProPlayer among fans.
Meanwhile, OS NYC has postponed its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational to a later date, replacing it with a panel dedicated to raising awareness and debate among community members.
We have decided to postpone tomorrow's Smash Ultimate Invitational to a later date. pic.twitter.com/kcAR59EjWz
- OS NYC (@OS_NewYorkCity) July 1th, 2020
A sad day for all fans of the competitive scene. We can do nothing but show our solidarity with the victims, and hope that the situation will be clarified as soon as possible. Obviously, we will keep you updated on all developments related to this SmashGate.
UPDATE: Personalities such as the caster have also been added to the list of ProPlayers investigated xD1 and the former champion Zero. The latter was accused not only of having sent - privately - various advertisements of sex worker and pornographic images, but also to have asked nude photos to a 14 year old. The latter accusation was confirmed by the same player:
I have to come clean.
- ZeRo (@zerowondering) July 4th, 2020