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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate player banned from Beyond the Summit after posting controversial video accusing Leffen of attempting totalitarianism

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • June 10, 2021 at 1:14 p.m. PDT • Comments: 69

A player who has long been a part of the Super Smash Bros. competitive scene, Aziz "Hax" Al-Yami, has been banned from attending the upcoming Smash Summit 11 in any capacity after posting a video accusing one of the Smash scene's most prominent players, William "TSM|Leffen" Hjelte, of abusing his popularity and influence.

The two and a half hour long video, titled "Evidence.zip 2," was posted on June 5 along with a 136-page Google document. Both of these level multiple accusations at Hjelte at attempting totalitarianism via a cult of personality in the Super Smash Bros. scene.

Following Hax's post on June 6, Leffen, who is one of two invitees for this year's Smash Summit, expressed concern for his own safety via a message on his Twitter.

This tweet as well as a collection of other concerned messages reached the organizers of Beyond the Summit, and they issued the following ban on Al-Yami.

"Many people have expressed concerns about the content of Hax's video to us. We take the safety of our Smash Summit 11 players and attendees very seriously and do not condone behavior that encourages harassment or threats toward any of our players or staff.

"After reviewing the video and concerns from multiple attendees, we will be prohibiting Hax from attending the event in any capacity."

You can view Evidence.zip 2 here.

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