Nintendo President Explains Decision not to Offer Prize Money
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has explained the company’s decision not to contribute to esports tournament prize pools. Super Smash Bros Ultimate is reportedly the best-selling fighting game of all time and last year Nintendo’s title recorded the highest peak viewership of any title in Evolution Championship Series history. However, esports consultant Rod Breslau suggested at the time that “Nintendo’s failure to provide prize money and stability for the competitive community is the only thing keeping Smash Ultimate and Melee from being a top tier esport.” But in an interview with Nikkei (translated by Japanese Nintendo ), Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa