DreamHack’s Fighting Game Tournament Trophies Keep Breaking
October 24, 2017 - Super Smash Bros
After jacket adult a initial Denver tour this weekend, a DreamHack contest array awarded a champions of their several fighting diversion events with unique trophies that featured relocating tools and a trademark of any particular title. Unfortunately, these prizes shortly began to tumble apart.
These problems were initial brought to light on Sunday afternoon by Super Smash Bros. for Wii U champion Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios, who Tweeted a print display his esteem separate in two.
A few hours later, Super Smash Bros. Melee champion Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma common a likewise distressing story.
And, as Johnny “SJ2” Kim shortly found out, these problems weren’t cramped to a elaborate championship trophies. His esteem for a fourth-place Melee finish, a easier square but any relocating parts, also pennyless after a tournament’s conclusion.
As widespread as this widespread seemed, it shortly became apparent that these comfortless events weren’t new occurrences during DreamHack events. Du “NuckleDu” Dang and Edgard “n0ne” Sheleby, who won Street Fighter V and Super Smash Bros. Melee respectively during September’s DreamHack Montreal, saw their trophies crumble apart, and DreamHack Atlanta’s Melee champion Justin “Plup” McGrath trafficked home in Jul with a damaged esteem of his own.
While it was apparent unconnected resources like aeroplane chair changes, ungainly high-fives, and even dabbing led to some of these accidents, one would assume an eventuality array as prestigious as DreamHack would endowment keepsakes done of sturdier stuff.
Speaking with Compete, DreamHack fighting diversion contest executive Alex Jebailey reliable that they will “definitely” be charity replacements to a Denver champions.
Competitors are holding a emanate in stride. The Scar and Toph Show, a renouned Smash podcast hosted by Bobby “Scar” Scarnewman and Kris “Toph” Aldenderfer, asked if someone can even be a DreamHack finalist but a damaged trophy, while Dang, who followed adult his Montreal feat with a win in Denver, wondered if a esteem he perceived was real when it stayed in one piece.
That said, Jebailey also betrothed he will privately safeguard they don’t use a same formidable trophies during destiny events, observant that while they are “amazing designs,” a travel problems they have given arise to over a past few months make them some-more difficulty than they’re worth.
Ian Walker loves fighting games and essay about them. You can find him on Twitter during @iantothemax.