Linus “Pipsqueak” Nordin is one among two European Tremendous Smash Bros. Melee gamers to obtain an invitation to Past the Summit’s Smash Summit 11, incomes a spot with a win at SAME 2021.
Leffen was the opposite EU participant that was purported to attend the occasion however was scratched on July 3 due to visa issues. And now, Pipsqueak goes to overlook the occasion too due to different journey restrictions that saved him from making the journey to Los Angeles.
At first, Pipsqueak seemed like he was going to be high quality to attend Summit since he’s spent the final two weeks in Mexico. However when touring from Tijuana to Mexico Metropolis after which making ready to board a airplane to California, he bumped into some issues.
Regardless of having all the things collectively for his journey and ensuring to go away loads of time to take care of potential points, he ended up lacking his unique flight due to his ESTA software being listed as expired. And as soon as he obtained that fastened, he was informed he’d be unable to fly to L.A. for a number of causes, together with assorted date necessities wanted to area out journey that pertain to particular nations like Sweden, which is the place Pipsqueak is from.
Even after Pipsqueak and BTS spent hours looking for an answer, he was denied entry a number of instances and goes to be returning dwelling.
BTS has confirmed that the ultimate spot at Summit 11 will now be crammed by the third-place finisher from Rollback Rumble: THE BIG ONE, John “KoDoRiN” Ko. Pipsqueak obtained a assured invite to Summit 12 to make up for the problems.
“It has simply been confirmed that my spot will probably be taken by Kodorin, who I respect vastly as a competitor and provides my full assist,” Pipsqueak said. “If anybody who needed me there’s contemplating sending any hate/complaints in both his route or at BTS on the whole please rethink. They’ve all accomplished as greatest they will and deserve completely no blame on this, if something I want to thank them for making an attempt as exhausting as they did for me.”
Even with a number of journey issues, Smash Summit 11 is the primary match in Tremendous Smash Bros. historical past to reach a prize pool over $100,000, ending with a report mark that’s already over $143,000 for the Melee singles bracket. All the occasion will run from July 15 to 18, together with facet occasions and different competitions.