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Is it time for Nintendo to invest in 'Smash' tournaments?

Evo 2019 wrapped up with "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" breaking the record for viewership, peaking at 279,000 people. Despite the popularity of "Super Smash Bros." franchise at esports events, Nintendo hasn't invested in creating a circuit for these competitors to make serious money like "Fortnite" or "League of Legends" has. Many feel with such strong viewership numbers, Nintendo needs to invest more in esports to grow the sport. Others feel the video game giant doesn't need to throw money at something it doesn't need to. What do you think? 🎮

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Epic games threw $100 million towards organizing "Fortnite" tournaments. That is some serious cash.

Nintendo has not shown that level of support despite being an iconic video game company with over $9 billion in revenue and one of the most popular competitive video games in the market. That needs to change.

It's not like the community has done nothing to deserve a little love. "Super Smash Bros. Melee" has kept a nearly 18-year-old game relevant through these popular tournaments. "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" broke the peak viewership record at Evo 2019. If Nintendo supported these fans with a tournament where they can win life-changing money and reward their loyal costumers for their years of patronage, they would get a lot of goodwill and help grow esports even more.

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The question isn't why Nintendo should invest more in esports, it's why Nintendo would invest when it doesn't need to. Even without full support from the gaming company, "Super Smash Bros. Melee" remains one of the most popular competitive games in the world and "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" was the most popular game at Evo 2019.

Nintendo has no incentive to invest in something that continues to be well-liked without serious financial support. Games like "Fortnite" need these tournaments for the game to continue to stay relevant. Nintendo is going to continue making billions without organizing tournaments and providing huge prize pools. So, why would they do it?

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Is it time for Nintendo to invest in 'Smash' tournaments?
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