News emerged the other day that Nintendo had abruptly decided to cancel the Smash World Tour by the means of a cease and desist, the move took the organisers of the event by surprise and has apparently left them with financial debts due to the last minute cancellation of the event. The company issued a statement to IGN regarding why they decided to revoke their license for the Smash World Tour event which you can read down below.
“The decision was solely based on our assessment of the proposals submitted by the SWT and our evaluation of their unlicensed activities. Any partner that we grant a license to has to meet the high standards we require when it comes to the health and safety of our fans.”
“It’s also important that a partner adheres to brand and IP guidelines and conducts itself according to professional and organizational best practices. We use this same approach to independently assess all partners. If we discover that a partner is doing something inappropriate, we will work to correct it.”Nintendo’s statement to IGN