Update, 6:38 PM
I’ve just received word from Nintendo that the Evo Smash Bros. Melee stream will be allowed to proceed. We will be restoring the original stream and tournament schedules. Obviously this is a huge relief for all of us here and we’re thrilled that the world will get to see the best Smash players fight it out this weekend. Thanks to everyone online who supported both Evo and Smash, and thanks to Nintendo for allowing us to stream their game.
Here are the restored schedules with Smash in its rightful place.
Regrettably, we’ve just been informed by Nintendo of America Inc. that we do not have permission to broadcast Super Smash Bros. Melee for Evo 2013. In light of this, we must make the following changes to the schedule.
- Smash has been removed from the stream schedule and replaced with a mix of Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters XIII
- Smash Finals have been moved from Sunday to Saturday, 2:00 PM
- Persona 4 Arena Finals have been moved to Sunday, 10:00 AM
- King of Fighters XIII Finals have beem moved to Sunday, 12:00 PM