Fans Praise “Smash Killer” MultiVersus for $100,000 EVO Prize Pool After Nintendo Withdraws

Warner Bros’ upcoming platformer MultiVersus has Smash fans happy that the developers are doing what Nintendo hasn’t by announcing major esports support in the form of a $100,000 EVO prize.

Since development of Smash Ultimate concluded with the release of Kingdom Heart’s Sora, many gaming companies have attempted to create the next great mascot platformer.

As Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl continues to release new characters and balance patches, Warner Bros is gearing up to release its own game: MultiVersus, featuring fighters like Batman, Bugs Bunny, Super Man, Arya Stark, Shaggy, and more.

Now WB announced that their 2v2 game will have a massive $100,000 tournament prize pool at EVO – the world’s largest fighting game event, which Nintendo didn’t want to be a part of in 2022.

Smash fans rally behind MultiVersus

Shortly after the announcement, fans began firing at Nintendo, often berating the Japanese gaming giant for not supporting its esports scene.

“Nintendo is giving away backpacks as prizes, while Warner Bros is giving away a $100,000 prize pool for the very first tournament during their Alpha. Warner Bros is doing what Nintendo doesn’t intend to do,” one scoffed.

“Check out the first smash killer to actually kill smash,” said another.

Meanwhile, Smash Ultimate pros praised the decision. Game & Watch star Maister called the tournament “sick,” especially considering it’s currently in alpha. “If only one particular company I know could do the same thing…” he added.

The announcement even caught the attention of SonicFox, the fighting game icon from Evil Geniuses, who said MultiVersus is the first platformer he’s “trying to take seriously.”

Although other platformers have attempted to claim Smash’s crown, they have not long been able to defeat the king and are often forgotten. Will MultiVersus end up being different? Only time can tell.

https://www.dexerto.com/smash/fans-praise-smash-killer-multiversus-for-100k-evo-prize-pool-after-nintendo-pulls-out-1823672/ Fans Praise “Smash Killer” MultiVersus for $100,000 EVO Prize Pool After Nintendo Withdraws

Emma Bowman

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