Nintendo has ultimately decided to allow streaming of Super Smash Bros. Melee matches at this year’s Evo fighting video game tournament. Initially, Nintendo had informed planners of the tournament that they don’t have permission to broadcast the Nintendo GameCube game, but the publisher has since changed its mind. An Evo organizer has commented on the change of plan:
I’ve just receive word from Nintendo that the Evo Smash Bros. Melee stream will be allowed to proceed. We will be restoring the original stream and tournament schedules. Obviously this is a huge relive for all of us here and we’re thrilled that the world will get to see the best Smash players fight it out this weekend. Thanks to everyone online who supported both Evo and Smash.
Evo 2013 will take place this weekend from July 12th to the 14th.