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Smash Bros. Ultimate top players urge Nintendo to fix game’s online in Twitter campaign

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans have come together to call for Nintendo to address the game’s poor online functionality ahead of an online tournament.

An assortment of fans and top players from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community have rallied for the online experience to be fixed. 

Ahead of Pound Online this weekend, top players like Leonardo “MkLeo” Lopez began tweeting with the hashtag #FixUltimateOnline, which soon began trending worldwide with over 16,000 tweets at the time of writing. 

The game’s poor online service has come into the spotlight since many Smash tournaments have switched to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many calling for Nintendo to implement a rollback netcode, which is becoming the new standard for online play, instead of the game’s delay based netcode. 

Many top players have since tweeted their support, including Juan “Hungrybox” Debiedma, Tyler “Marss” Martins and Ezra “Samsora” Morris.

 

It’s another example of frustration from the Smash community with Nintendo, after Hungrybox previously pleaded with the company to fund the game’s esports scene earlier this year. 

Nintendo however are notoriously cold towards supporting esports events in a meaningful way, especially with cash prizes, despite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate being the biggest fighting game in the world. 

While Nintendo will likely brush over this rally cry, it might become something they’ll struggle to ignore if the Smash community is persistent in their message. 

You can check out competitive Smash Bros. Ultimate and Smash Bros. Melee at Pound Online, which starts Friday 24th April. 

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