After Nintendo introduced controversial tournament rules for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, they came under scrutiny from the Norwegian Consumer Council, a government agency that has previously clashed with them.

The rules, which include restricting tournament sizes to 200 participants and prohibiting the use of custom controllers, have faced widespread criticism from fans and competitive players within the community.

The senior legal advisor at the Consumer Council, Thomas Iversen, argued that Nintendo’s imposition of new rules without initial disclosure to players is concerning. He also highlighted the issue of game modifications, citing a past legal precedent. Iversen criticized Nintendo’s ban on custom controllers, asserting that it hampers accessibility for individuals with physical challenges and hinders fair competition. The Consumer Council plans to engage with other European consumer bodies to address these concerns and potentially influence changes in Nintendo’s esports tournament policies.

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