Riptide 2021, a Super Smash Bros. tournament series that was set to feature events for Super Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Project+, has dropped Project+ from its line-up following contact from Nintendo. The cancellation was revealed over the tournament’s Twitter account, but we’ve pasted it below for easy reading.
Riptide was contacted recently by a Nintendo of America, Inc. representative regarding our Project+ events. As a result of that conversation, there will be no Project+ tournaments or setups at Riptide. We understand the impact of this news for the Project+ community. We will be contacting all attendees registered for Project+ events with further information and the updated refund request procedure shortly.
Project+ stems from Project M. Project M modded Super Smash Bros. Brawl with enhanced speed and techniques modeled after Super Smash Bros. Melee, a long-time favorite of the competitive community. Project+ aims to balance Project M’s roster while addressing bugs and memory issues. Many of those familiar with the hardcore Super Smash Bros. community have experienced or at least heard of Project M and Project+. The mods are major pieces of the competitive Super Smash Bros. landscape. The mod’s absence from Riptide will drag the event down for many spectators and competitors, but at least attendees will still be able to see high-level play within the two best Super Smash Bros. games.