ZeRo examines the competitive health of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

By on February 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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While Super Smash Bros. for Wii U still pulls in respectable numbers in the competitive scene, there are signs that the scene for the game is starting to stagnate. Spectator numbers are starting to dwindle, with Frostbite this year garnering half the viewers on Twitch for the game as they did last year.

This leads ZeRo to ask whether the game is dying. When coupled with the above factors, the lack of sales for the Wii U, and the lack of patches in recent history, these are ingredients for a game that ZeRo postulates to be in a dire situation. While esports organizations are still investing in the scene and attendance numbers are still high, the Smash 4 community needs to examine how they can keep the attention of those who are still actively competing.

Source: ZeRo

Corey "Missing Person" Lanier is a full-time writer, and one half of the "So Smart" team that did commentary for Street Fighter V Crash. A former English teacher, he has spent 5 years living between China and South Korea before moving to Canada. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys streaming, playing mafia and elevating his Super Turbo game. He also believes Sailor Moon S is the best fighting game on the planet, and if you don't believe him, see him in Sailor Moon!