Mother 3’s main protagonist will not be making the cut for EVO2015’s Super Smash Bros. tournament. News comes by way of one of the organizers, Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar, who states that Lucas (who is slated to release in June) is simply released too close to the date of the games:
This seems like a pretty understandable move for the infamous July 2015 tournament, seeing that balance may still be an issue and may not be patched by then. However, Cuellar went on to include that even if Lucas manages to get patched, tournament play will still be prohibited until next year.
Thanks Fred for the tip!