Juan 'Hungry' Debiedma has quit Super Smash Bros. Melee online tournaments, considering a full switch to Ultimate.
Team Liquids' Juan 'HungryBox' Debiedma has announced he will be quitting online Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments for good, considering a switch to Ultimate, until in-real-life (IRL) tournaments return.
In a video on his YouTube channel, the most decorated Smash Melee player ever described to his fans that he may be quitting the game forever, or at least until IRL events come back.
Debiedma said, "The main reason why I am experiencing this trouble to dedicate myself to Melee, as much as I used too isn't really because of rollback, isn't really because I have to stream my runs or I want to.
"I think it's the first time in a really long time, in this community, that I finally feel loved by a large group of people, and I feel appreciated by a large audience, and that's the ultimate crowd if I'm being honest".
HungryBox has earned approximately $328,000 from competing in Super Smash Bros., most of which has come from his time competing in Melee with Jigglypuff, but it seems that despite still being one of the best in the game, he doesn't enjoy Melee anymore.
"It's gotten to a point where the game isn't bringing me the happiness that it used too"
The announcement came just hours after he was eliminated in 13th place by his opponent 'Wizzrove' at the Ludwig Ahgren Championship Series 2, an online event with a $25,000 prize pool.
HungryBox is considered to be one of the 'Five Gods' of Smash Bros., but it appears that we'll be watching one of the top five players in the world trying his hand in Ultimate - where Jigglypuff transforms into a risk-taking hero, capable of huge clutch plays.
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