A face the Super Smash Bros. community has not seen in many months, came back in the public eye today when Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada released a video message announcing its hopes of returning to both streaming and gaming.
Quezada walked out of the competitive Smash scene in July last year following allegations of sexual acts with a minor. He notes that everything has been handled, legally speaking, and that he is ready to move on.
“Everything is completely resolved,”
He notes that on the eve of his 24th birthday last November he was invited to a Discord channel where a number of his fans (Naifus) had gathered to formulate the many ways that his contribution as a professional player and regular streamer had helped , entertained and inspired them.
Quezada received shortly after a scrapbook filled with photos he had taken with fans during his travels to tournaments over the years, as well as messages that echo similar feelings to those who were shared in the live Discord discussion.
As a result of this inspiration, he aims to start playing and streaming again. Twitch issued a life ban following the allegations in July, but Nairo has appealed and is waiting to hear back from the huge streaming platform.
You can hear more details across all of this, as well as a little more, via Nairo’s video here: