Tournament:Nintendo VS U.S. Fall Open 2021
The Nintendo VS U.S. Fall Open 2021 is an upcoming online Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament organized by Battlefy and officially sponsored and promoted by Nintendo. The tournament will take place in two parts on different dates: October 15th-16th and October 29th-30th. The tournament is broken up into eight regions depending on their state of residence. The tournament is split into a regional ledder round, a bracket round, and a final round. There will be 16 prizes - 8 Second Prizes, 4 First Prizes, and 4 Grand Prizes - for each tournament for a total of 32 prizes.
Following the conclusion of the first tournament's first day, HugS and The Crimson Blur noted their disappointment towards the casters for taking up the casting position for the tournament; the disappointment stemmed from Nintendo's lack of support for the scene and the shutdown of tournaments such as The Big House Online. Their comments caused controversy, with players picking at HugS's statement that compared the situation to "crossing the picket line," as well as The Crimson Blur's alleged hypocrisy. Several users, including one of the casters, VikkiKitty, also defended the casters' decision, claiming that they were only doing their jobs as freelancers, and that they shouldn't be prevented from doing so simply because the community was unhappy.
HugS has since released a statement where he apologized for his comments, specifically on "crossing the picket line," and noted how he has reconsidered his views on the situation.