Super Smash Bros. Ultimate pro Ezra “Samsora” Morris has been banned from various competitive tournaments, and he seems to be doing well.
With effect from today, Samsora received an indefinite ban from various tournaments organized by a handful of tournament organizers in the Smash community. This includes the Smash World Tour.
According to Cyrus “Cagt” Gharakhanian, the cause goes back to events that occurred when Samsora refused to take “full responsibility”
While Nairo has slowly been accepted in the Smash community’s competitive scene, many Smash players associated with the situation have been hit back too late. Nairo announced a return to streaming in February after being avoided for allegedly caring for CaptainZack when fellow Smash was a minor. It was later revealed that CaptainZack may have blackmailed Nairo and forced the situation on him, although the Smash community is still unsure which account of the events is legitimate.
Saleem “Salem” Young was recently banned from, among other things, Cagt’s tournament events after the Smash pro admitted to being involved in the situation. While the Steve player refused to know about Nairo’s age at the time that he encouraged CaptainZack to pursue the relationship, the story continues to lead to controversy in the pro-smash community.
This includes Salem shouting at Samsora to also know about the situation between Nairo and CaptainZack. Samsora seemed to know more about the situation than he put on, including encouraging CaptainZack’s behavior and then turning on Nairo.
Samsora admitted to knowing the situation after being called out in November. But he claimed he had distanced himself from both parties. According to Cagt: “The damage done due to his actions during the events in July and the lack of full responsibility show that the right punishment should be met to find the necessary closure. ”
In response to being banned, Samsora decided to tweet about the situation later in the day. In the tweet, Samsora claimed that he was “relieved” to be banned.
“Now I can do whatever freak I want without feeling like there’s a cloud over my head,” Samsora explained. “There’s so much in life out there.”
He then asked the fans not to worry about him. Samsora said he accepted full responsibility for his actions.
It is currently unclear what Samsora is planning or what he hopes to pursue after being banned from a handful of Smash tournaments. His Twitter bio still contains information about his Smash career, so he most likely does not plan to leave the stage altogether.
Some in the Smash community were unhappy with Samsora’s reaction to the tournament bans. It seemed that once again he did not take the situation too seriously. Instead of showing sincere concern for his actions, Samsora showed “impulsive” reactions to the tournament news.
Several fans expressed how they should no longer “look up” to the talented Smash player. While Nairo’s return still leaves society torn apart, many Smash fans believe the former pro is innocent and deserves to return to the competition scene after being aggressively canceled.