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While fighting games can be all about trading hits on screen, we really need to keep it to sets.

Super Smash Bros. The Ultimate player, who goes by the handle IS|Oro, has been suspended indefinitely after apparently slapping an opponent during an Italian tournament.

Losing the set 3-0 and out of Dehscension XII, Oro appears to stand up and slap his opponent BestMario in the face (almost knocking off his glasses) before returning to wrap his ruler while continuing to sit and hold. his head.

This was all captured on the tournament’s Twitch stream, where people around the players were quick to call out the bad behavior and major rules violations that had just occurred.

The organizers of Smash Bros Italia released a statement following the event stating that Oro has been indefinitely banned from any tournaments that may continue in the region if they have not already.

It’s only natural to feel disappointed after a great loss, but we really can’t put our hands on other people.

This is common sense for the vast majority of the fighting game community, so it’s unfortunate that we still have to say this.

Oro previously defeated Dehscension XI in a competitive history in Smash that dates back to at least 2016.

He was also listed as the administrator for Smash Bros Italia’s events, including this weekend, though this will not be the case going forward.

The now-banned competitor has not released a statement regarding the physical altercation, and BestMario does not appear to be active on social media.

You can read the full Smash Bros Italia announcement translated by Yandex Translate below.

In light of the unpleasant events that took place during the tournament today, the staff of Smash Bros Italia strongly condemns the actions of player Oro and departs from his behavior.

The staff will unanimously ban the player from all Smash Bros Italia events.

Our priority is to care for and maintain a healthy and safe environment for every player, and to that end we are committed to deterring the perpetrators of aggressive behavior and extend our full support to anyone who is a victim of the same.

The Smash Bros Italia crew!



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