Despite the constant lack of support from Nintendo, Super Smash Bros. has a large and passionate competitive community. However, it is not immune to controversy. Now, a professional player found himself in the eye of the storm after his participation in a tournament.
From May 13th to 14th in Texas, United States, the Low Tide City 2023 took place, a competitive event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate where multiple professional players gathered. Everything was going smoothly until the Top 8, where fans witnessed the match between Enrique "Maister" Hernández and Syrup.
MOTHER DEFENDS HER 15-YEAR-OLD SON AFTER A PLAYER INSULTS HIM IN A SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT
In the end, Maister proved superior and managed to defeat his 15-year-old rival. His victory allowed him to continue in the tournament and aspire to third place. However, according to reports, he insulted Syrup and told him to his face "You f**** suck" after the match. Naturally, this situation caused acontroversy in the community.
Many users criticized the Mexican professional player for his unsportsmanlike behavior. In response, Maister apologized and tried to justify his actions. Shortly after, Syrup's mother entered the scene and delivered a message that undoubtedly caused a commotion in the community.
Specifically, the mother of the 15-year-old who lost in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament spoke out on social media and posted a message where she criticized the Mexican player. Her words resonated with users, who praised her for defending her son and supporting his hobbies.
“As an adult, I think players such as yourself have no class, zero sportsmanship, even if you win, you’re still a loser all around. I have the utmost respect for all players but you’re the low of the low! No doubt”, said the mother.
Maister, who had deleted his original apology, posted a longer tweet where he apologized again. In his message, he mentioned that he tried to contact Syrup after the incident, but the 15-year-old does not want to talk to him. While he states that he does not intend to make excuses for his actions, he admits that he forgot that his rival was so young.
Regarding Syrup:— LG | Maister (@Maister_SSB) May 15, 2023
I tried talking with Syrup but he doesn’t want to (understandably so). I should not have trash talked him not only because he is young, but because he has also not done anything to me nor did he say anything to me prior, during or after our set. He is a great…
"I don’t really think any of that and I really feel bad for what I said, even ashamed of myself. I promise to learn from my mistakes and do better in these situations moving forward," he commented.
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