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Smash • Sep 12, 2019

Smash pro explains why he raged and punched wall at tournament

Smash pro explains why he raged and punched wall at tournament

Super Smash Bros Ultimate pro Matt ‘Elegant’ Fitzpatrick could be facing a suspension following an outburst after a loss at Wednesday Night Fights on September 11. 

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UPDATE - September 12 at 2:28 PM

In a series of tweets, Elegant has apologized for what happened and said he has never felt so ashamed.  He revealed that after losing everything in a robbery it reached a boiling point. A GoFundMe has been started for his family.

Original story follows...


Elegant, who is considered to be the best Luigi player in the world, was facing off against Jesus ‘MastaMario’ Fragoza in the Winners Semis side of the bracket. The best of five series went the distance with a single hit being the difference between a victory and a defeat. 

While Elegant tried, Luigi yet again played second fiddle to Mario with MastaMario emerging triumphant with a 3-2 match win.

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A clear distraught Elegant showed no ill will towards his opponent and shook his hand, but immediately marched away from the stream. At 18:37 of the video above you see the end of the match and its aftermath with the Luigi main looking upset.

Moments later, the 2GG Gaming broadcast showed a dent in the wall at the eSports Arena. “As you can see there, a bit of a dent in the wall,” the commentator duo described. “I wasn’t going to bring it up… this was just what happened here.”

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It would also seem that it wasn’t just losing the match that set the Smash prodigy off.

Elegant’s mom posted on Twitter to say that a moving van with everything they own had been stolen. She wrote that the family had been staying in a hotel because their new home “fell through”. 

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If this is true, then it’s obvious that Elegant had other things on his mind than just the match he lost and could have had emotions boiling over.

After the incident, the pro disqualified himself from the rest of the tournament.

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2GG co-founder Jmex told Dexerto there will be internal discussions regarding the incident in order to decide what actions to take. As of this posting, however, Elegant has not yet been suspended.

Once a decision has been made, a statement will be released.

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