South Australia's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate scene bans Hero

Aug 16 2019 2 min read

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Since Hero's mechanics were revealed, debates began about whether or not the character should be allowed in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's tournaments. 

This is due to the nature of his moves/abilities which are determined by a random-number-generated (RNG) system. This makes it extremely hard for opponents to read hero, since not even his user can be exactly sure of what he'll do at times. 

As a result, the South Australian Smash Central has decided to ban Hero from all its competitive matches. The announcement was made via Twitter and explains that Hero's random moveset takes a lot away from competitive skill and the fact that a couple of his moves barely have any counters. 

In a TwitLonger post, they go into more detail regarding their decision but clearly state that the decision is indefinite. Their ban will be reviewed in a month or two after the game's meta has settled and players have fully gotten a grasp of Hero's strengths and weaknesses. 

So far, no other competitive scene has made a similar decision, but that could change without warning. Hero is not the only character in the game to feature RNG mechanics, so South Australian Smash Central ban may be a little premature. Especially since he's still a relatively new addition to the roster, only being added to the game on July 30.


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