Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Super Smash Bros. series, recently talked about his thoughts on the series’ large eSport presence in his regular Famitsu feature.
Here’s the excerpt, as translated by Soma from Source Gaming:
Q: Recently, Smash has risen in popularity as an eSport. What do you think of the fact that Melee is as popular as Smash 4? (Male, Kyoto)
A: First off, it makes me very happy. They’re both games I made, after all. And I’m also surprised. Because it means that the players really understood the concept behind that game correctly. The one where skills gaps become very apparent, the one that’s highly competitive is Melee. But I want to avoid a design where stronger players utterly dominate weaker ones.