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Don’t be a jackass

The 2GGT Abadango Saga was a delight to watch. The largest single day event in Smash for Wii U history, it took less than 12 hours to complete with 544 entrants, and the excitement in the air was palpable as Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada busted out Lucina to two-stock Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios and Larry “Larry Lur” Holland made an incredible run from loser’s side from pools to the grand finals.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t all fun and games. ZeRo was harassed by some jackass.

I don’t know how rampant of a problem harassment is in the Smash scene, but I do know that when someone is being harassed, you listen, investigate, determine if there is harassment occurring, and if there is, you protect the victim from the aggressor. I understand the importance of having proof to these kinds of claims, and ZeRo captured some of the man’s behavior as event staff asked him to stop.

It’s moments like these that  make the conversations for VIP space for top smashers more reasonable. What boggles my mind is what would even possess a person to go to this length. I understand if you don’t like a player or you like another one more, but going out of your own damn way to ruin someone else’s day and talk down someone who has dedicated their life to a cause is the sign of a person who does not deserve to be welcomed by this community. The greatest contribution such a person can give to that community is selling their Wii U and controller.

My point is simple: keep things fun and don’t be a jackass.

I’m just happy that this all had a beautifully karmic ending for ZeRo.


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