Steve may be banned from all competitions in Uruguay; the Smash community reacts

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Uruguay may be the first region to ban Steve from a “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” tournament.

A deleted tweet from the Smash Uruguay account on August 2 revealed that Steve had been banned from all events held throughout the country.

“We believe he is a harmful character who undermines the integrity of the game and gives competitors an unfair advantage.” The account stated.

Has Steve been banned from Uruguay?

Since Smash Uruguay has deleted the tweet, it is unclear if this will be the ruling for future Smash tournaments in Uruguay. However, in the absence of any further explanation or update from Uruguay, it is safe to say that this is the official ruling unless otherwise stated.

Fanca, one of the Uruguayan Smash officials, claimed that the tweet was a joke, even though it came from an official account. The former director of Masitrig and Masito Cup said, “No one in Uruguay thinks Steve should be banned.” The Smash Cup community has viewed the tweet skeptically and is awaiting an official response to the deleted announcement.

The news that Steve had been banned from an entire country was a big one for the Smash community, and melee god Juan “Hungrybox” DeBiedma seemed to enjoy the news when he tweeted about the update earlier today. Many of his followers agree that Steve deserves it.

Steve has a strange play style that sets him apart from the rest of Ultimate’s huge roster of characters: the Minecraft protagonist plays the game in a very campy style, using a wealth of tools to infuriate his opponents. He uses blocks to wall off enemies, but if you happen to get close to him, Steve has a wild combo game, and it is seen to be effective too. Steve’s ability to play both stage control and close combat has been described by many as “broken.”

While it may seem an overreaction to ban one character from a region-wide tournament, the Smash Bros. community brushed it off, saying that Uruguay has “no prominent players.” Some joked that the country has about 25 residents in all.

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