Nintendo has long cultivated a moderately adversarial relationship with fans of its many gaming properties, but many thought things were looking up.
That all changed for the organizers of the Smash World Tour on the day before Thanksgiving.
What is their story? What does it have to do with something called the Panda Cup?
And what (if any) legal recourse might they have?
NINTENDO SMASH...in Virtual Legality.
#smashworldtour #nintendo #cancelled
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*** CHAPTERS 00:00 Introduction 3:04 Smash World Tour Speaks 20:42 Nintendo Allegedly Lays Out Its "Assurances" 42:25 (Some of) the Legal Possibilities 1:00:27 Conclusion
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*** Discussed in this episode:
SMASH WORLD TOUR STATEMENTS https://medium.com/@smashworldtour/smash-world-tour-official-statement-f568a3d135c8
JURY INSTRUCTIONS https://www.justia.com/trials-litigation/docs/caci/2200/2202/ https://www.justia.com/trials-litigation/docs/caci/1900/1907/ https://govt.westlaw.com/wciji/Document/I2cd238e4e10d11dab058a118868d70a9?bhcp=1&transitionType=Default&contextData=%28sc.Default%29
ARTICLES https://kotaku.com/nintendo-smash-world-tour-fgc-shut-down-panda-esports-1849833867 https://venturebeat.com/games/smash-bros-esports-in-chaos-nintendo-quashes-unaffiliated-events/ https://venturebeat.com/games/nintendo-partners-with-panda-global-for-super-smash-bros-melee-and-ultimate-events/
*** "Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).
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