Super Smash Bros. Pro Pipsqueak could miss Summit after testing positive for COVID-19

Popular European Super Smash Bros. player Pipsqueak confirms he will likely not be able to attend Summit 13 following a positive test for COVID-19.

from the first Super Smash Bros. released in 1996 for the Nintendo 64, the massive crossover fighting game franchise has become one of the most popular competitive titles in the world. Both Super Smash Bros. melee and Super Smash Bros. ultimate maintain some of the largest communities on the competitive fighting game circuit and many of gaming’s greatest professional players have become iconic names that have shaped gaming history. Now, with Beyond the Summit’s 13th Smash Summit fast approaching this weekend, one of Europe’s biggest pros will be forced to miss out.


Swedish Super Smash Bros. Player Linus “Pipsqueak” Nordin has made a name for himself not only on the European competitive scene, but also in the Smash world as a whole thanks to its impressive gameplay. Pipsqueak is regularly ranked alongside the best known Smash Bros. players such as Leffen and Trif and is widely regarded in the gaming community as one of the best Fox players in Europe. Unfortunately for Pipsqueak, after receiving an invite to Smash Summit 13 with the tournament set to start tomorrow, an update from his Twitter reveals the Smash pro tested positive for COVID-19.

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Pipsqueak posted the update to his Twitter account on Tuesday with a message sadly confirming that the Super Smash Bros. melee player will miss Summit 13 after testing positive for COVID-19. Pipsqueak also informed fans that he was in fact experiencing mild symptoms of the illness such as a cough and sore throat, dashing hopes that the test could have been a false positive. Pipsqueak had previously qualified for the invite-only tournament after winning the “SAME 2021” European circuit championships in November last year.

Pipsqueak’s absence from Summit 13 will see one of Europe’s most prolific talent exit a tournament that must be stacked with some of the best players in competitive Super Smash Bros. melee the circuit. Along with high-profile names like Cloud9’s Mango, Panda Global’s Plup, and TeamSoloMid’s Leffen receiving tournament invites, several others Smash players like Hungrybox and n0ne qualified through tournaments with others like Frenzy, KoDoRiN and others participating in the tournament’s crowdfunding initiatives.

With Beyond The Summit tournaments marking one of the biggest events of the year for competition fans smash bros, many are still waiting to hear about the future of the competitive franchise through Nintendo itself. Nintendo announced a partnership with gaming organization Panda Global late last year with the intention of kicking off an officially endorsed competitive circuit, though little has been released for details on the potential official tournament. While fans will still be waiting a while to hear about Nintendo’s official pro-level tournament offerings, Summit 13 should bring plenty of exciting matches to come. Smashpassionate fans.

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