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Pro Smash Bros. Player Retires After Admitting He Dated A Minor

It's not been a great week for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community. Yesterday we reported on the story of a 15-year-old girl who was harassed after defeating a pro player at a Smash Bros. tournament. Now it appears that same pro player is embroiled in a controversy of his own.


Twenty-eight-year-old Elliot Bastien Carroza-Oyarce, better known as 'Ally' in the Smash community, dropped a bomb on Twitter early this morning when he admitted to dating a younger player in the Smash scene named Zack. Based on what we've gathered, the 'Zack' Ally makes reference to appears to be 17-year-old CaptainZack, the young Smash player who made headlines at EVO 2018 when he and another player, Lima, refused to attack one another in the finals. 

"I think it's time to come out clean," Ally said. "It's been rough months mentally for me, unsure if everything was going to end up okay, but it didn't.

"I'm going to admit I dated Zack. I didn't do him any wrongs but it was a stupid mistake regardless and I'm really sorry for not saying it until now. I was really scared."


Ally ended his tweet on the matter with this.

"Because I feel like it's the right thing to do, I'm going to retire from Smash," he said. "Sorry to everyone I disappointed. Sorry Canada."

It does appear CaptainZack references the controversy in a tweet sent this morning, in which he states, "Regarding that 'situation', please don't bring it up to me! It's been taken care of, and I would like EVERYONE to move forward. Thank you!" It's unclear, however, how the 'situation' was handled, whether action might be taken in the future, or where the law would even come down on the age difference between the two, should it get involved.

It's likely this story will continue to develop as time goes on. We'll update you once we know more.