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Nintendo of America have reversed their decision to prevent Super Smash Bros. Melee competitors at this year’s EVO Championship Series from being livestreamed.

Alongside which, the schedule has now been reverted back to how it was originally. This will see the pools streamed on Friday 12th July, followed by the quarter and semi final on Saturday 14th July, closing with the final on Sunday July 14th.

“I’ve just received word from Nintendo that the Evo Smash Bros. Melee stream will be allowed to proceed,” the founder Tom Cannon confirmed on Shoryuken.

“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.”

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.