Steve is flying from both Pit and Dark Pit, presumably leaving them to fall off the edge, descending into abyssal nothingness.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stans had an thrilling weekend as SmashCon, an annual match devoted to Nintendo’s widespread crossover fighter (and clones like Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl) wrapped up on August 14. There have been loads of upsets, together with one of many world’s finest gamers, MkLeo, taking fifth place within the match’s singles bracket. However what’s melting down the aggressive neighborhood proper now could be {that a} participant named Onin took residence first place enjoying Steve from Minecraft, and now a lotta individuals need the character banned from future tournaments due to how busted he’s.

Onin is comparatively new to the scene, having made his match debut at The On-line Olympus II in January 2021, after which he continued to make appearances at numerous tourneys, even taking first place at Combo Breaker 2022. The Smash wiki now deems Onin among the finest Steve gamers on the planet, and he’s constructed up fairly a physique depend. In tournaments previous, he’s overwhelmed MkLeo and Riddles, one of the best Canadian participant on the planet. He’s additionally stomped Ice Climbers veteran Large D, in addition to the highest Peach participant, MuteAce. Principally, Onin is goated. After which on the SmashCon grand finals this weekend they even bodied Maister, the world’s finest Recreation & Watch person and a present top-three Mexican Smash Ultimate participant. It was a brutal whipping, to say the least.

Onin picked their most important, Steve, whereas Maister switched between Recreation & Watch and Sora. Nonetheless, it nearly didn’t matter who Maister selected as a result of Onin received fairly decisively. Maister did handle to beat Onin one time as Sora—to which the group erupted in cheers and confetti—however Onin walked away the victor, completely wiping the ground with Maister.

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Nonetheless, the group was on Maister’s aspect all the time. Regardless of Onin dominating the match-up, the viewers chanted “Let’s go Maister” and “Let’s go Sora” in an effort to cheer Maister on. The gang even screamed Sora’s spells in unison—fireplace, thunder, and freeze—every time Maister solid them. And because the match reached its climax, the neighborhood grew to become jokerfied, tweeting their utter disdain for the Minecraft miner. Numerous people actually hate Steve, a lot in order that they need him banned from the aggressive scene.

The discourse round banning Steve from aggressive tournaments has been going for a minute however actually got here to a head two months in the past when Japanese champion acola, one other Steve participant, received The Gimvitational, a significant Smash Ultimate competitors held in June. Informal and professional Smashers alike have been pissed as a result of acola, who’s dominated the Asian scene, got here to North America and beat all the finest aggressive gamers.

That was a part of it. However the true purpose why people have been mad about acola successful was as a result of Steve is broadly thought of to be completely damaged. Along with his strong zoning instruments and limitless combo potential, to not point out nice vary and glorious kill energy, Steve is irritating to battle in opposition to. That, coupled with the truth that this yr’s SmashCon match featured a minimum of 9 completely different Steve gamers, added extra gasoline to the hearth. Folks actually can’t stand this character.

Kotaku has reached out to Maister and Onin for remark.

Sadly, some avid gamers, as they’re wont to do, are throwing copious quantities of hate at Onin. From booing on the match to tweeting that they suck to sending threatening messages, Onin is now on the receiving finish of some actually poisonous gamer shit. It’s a bummer to see, particularly contemplating all this participant did was win a match with an accessible Smash Ultimate character. There’s no purpose to get so spiteful. You possibly can hate the character, however don’t flip that hate onto the participant. It’s pointless and improper.

 

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