OAKLAND — The organizers for the Genesis tournament series are once again under scrutiny, but this time it has nothing to do with subzero aquatic birds; instead, the TOs of Genesis 6 failed in the only thing they’re responsible for: running the tournament. William “Leffen” Hjelte was forced to drop out of Melee singles at the event after he was told by tournament organizers that pools for both Melee and Ultimate, both of which he entered, were being run at the same time.
While Leffen has a history of outlandish remarks on social media, much of the community supported his criticism of the tournament. However, some top players like Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman rebuked Leffen’s position on his personal stream:
“I honestly don’t… [finishes 3-stocking Salem with his Bowser] I honestly don’t get why Leffen had to get all upset about it. He could just do what I’ve been doing for the last… ten years and clone himself.”
Zimmerman explained that after watching the first episode of the Naruto anime series tens-of-thousands of times when he was younger, he was actually able to master “Multiple Shadow Clone Jitsu” himself to practice and compete in multiple games at the same time.
“That’s another thing — people think I’m some sort of savant because I switch between Sheik, Marth, and Fox in Melee, but… they’re like totally wrong. I just use different clones of myself. If Leffen — or, or anyone, just dedicated like 14,000 hours to learning the Shadow Clone Jitsu they could do exactly what I do,” Mew2King said.
After news hit the /r/SmashBros subreddit, Google search statistics for “Naruto S1 E1” skyrocketed, presumably due to the collective Smash fanbase beginning their journey to replicate Mew2King’s forbidden technique.
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