- A top “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” player retired after admitting to a romantic relationship with a 17-year-old competitor.
- Elliot Bastien “Ally” Carroza-Oyarce, 28, was publicly accused of dating the teenager in March but admitted to the relationship on July 4.
- Carroza-Oyarce is considered one of the best “Super Smash Bros.” players of all time and has reportedly earned more than $US100,000 competing in tournaments since 2010.
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One of the world’s best “Super Smash Bros.” players has abruptly retired after admitting to a romantic relationship with a teenage competitor.
Elliot Bastien “Ally” Carroza-Oyarce, 28, apologised for his role in the relationship with a tweet on July 4 and announced that he would no longer be competing in “Super Smash Bros.” tournaments.
A third player publicly accused Carroza-Oyarce of dating the teen in March, but at the time, neither party acknowledged that their relationship was romantic. That changed on June 29, when the teen who dated Carroza-Oyarce seemingly confirmed the accusations with a tweet that has since been deleted. Carroza-Oyarce admitted to the relationship after returning home from a “Super Smash Bros.” tournament several days later.
The Canadian gamer has reportedly earned more than $US100,000 from “Super Smash Bros.” tournaments over the last 10 years, and recently placed third in a 1,164-player “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida, on June 30.
In 2018, Carroza-Oyarce’s ex-girlfriend accused him of multiple acts of domestic abuse and predatory behaviour over the course of a 10-year relationship. In the same statement in which he admitted to dating a teen, Carroza-Oyarce accused his ex-girlfriend of using the situation to “push her story” and claimed her allegations were addressed in court.
While Carroza-Oyarce announced his retirement, “Super Smash Bros.” tournament organisers quickly moved to implement a lifetime ban preventing Carroza-Oyarce from attending major events.
A statement on the lifetime ban of Ally went out last night to signatory TOs.
If you are a TO reading this, you can request the panelist statements justifying the decision via our email, [email protected]
— SSBConductPanel (@SSBConductPanel) July 5, 2019