Pro Smash Bros. Ultimate player was so sure Banjo-Kazooie wouldn't be in the game that he offered free training for all retweeters, and well...

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • June 11, 2019 at 2:04 p.m. PDT

What a day. Banjo-Kazooie has been revealed as the latest newcomer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I never thought I'd be writing out that sentence, even if the signs did point to the possibility.

One person that might be even more surprised was none other than professional Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player, TGS|Locus. He was so sure that Banjo would not be announced today that he made an insane promise to those that retweeted him.

"If Banjo gets announced for Smash on Tuesday, I'll give everyone that retweets this tweet a free hour of coaching," said Locus. "It's not happening."

When the trailer rolled out, Locus probably managed to reach roughly 10,000 retweets for that particular comment. In other words, Locus owed the community over 300 straight days of coaching.

It was only shortly before the trailer dropped when Locus found out about the merchandise for Banjo-Kazooie and the supposed leaks. All of a sudden, he was less confident about his declaration.

By the time the Nintendo Direct was airing, Locus might've been the only person in the world hoping that Banjo-Kazooie wouldn't get announced. As a result, his reaction when he realized his fate was absolutely hilarious.

Following these events, Locus changed his on Twitter to "TGS | Locus @ Coaching Hell."


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We reached out to Locus about the situation and he had this to say about it:

"I really didn’t expect the tweet to get as much traction as it did, and I definitely didn't expect Banjo to make it into Smash. That being said, I’ve had a ton of fun with the whole situation and I'm excited to find a solution that will make people happy and won't lead to me pushing myself too hard either!"

Be sure to follow Locus via his Twitter account and Twitch channel.

Photo source: Alain "HotNRedy" Rodriguez.

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