One of the biggest oversights in the Evo seeding for Smash Wii U was that Abadango would be playing Nietono in the Winners Round of 128, meaning one of the two would be sent to losers at a terribly low loser-gets-guaranteed-129th spot. The reason why this was a big deal is that both Abadango and Nietono are two of the best players from Japan traveling to America for this event, and both got Top 8 at Apex 2015, the previous most important Wii U event. To make matters worse, multiple Japanese players were mistakenly put into the same pool at Apex and were forced to take each other out instead of fairly separating them out, which is likely why we didn’t see more of Choco from the top placements.
While this morning I was ready to start a Twitter post to Evo and letting everyone know to retweet for our voice to be heard for this to be changed, on further inspection it appears that Abadango was recently changed unbeknownst to everyone. Abadango was moved from Pool B33 to B41, moving him to a different quarter of the bracket than Nietono. If the two players continue to succeed, in Winners Quarters we could see Abadango facing off against ESAM and Nietono facing off against ZeRo, providing some much better balance in skill and region. This appears to be the only recent change made to the pools regarding all known players. I’ll be updating our other articles now to reflect the changes on bracket prediction.