As the EVO ruleset lock date got closer by the day, many Smash 4 fans wondered if we would ever get a response to the undying request for Miis to be unrestricted at EVO 2016. It seems they were heard as Mr. Wizard (co-founder of EVO Tournament Series) posted a poll tonight stating: “Should Mii’s in Smash 4 be allowed to use custom movesets even though custom moves are banned at Evo 2016?
Should Mii's in Smash 4 be allowed to use custom movesets even though custom moves are banned at Evo 2016? #Evo2016
— Joey Cuellar (@EvilMrWizard) June 8, 2016
Mr. Wizard also posted a similar ruleset change poll last week for Street Fighter V, asking if everyone would like to see Ibuki playable, as she would have generally been banned at the tournament for not coming out soon enough (she is slated for DLC release on the last week of June – you’ll remember that Ryu and all other recent Smash 4 characters at the time were not legal at EVO 2015). Both topics went against the current EVO ruleset, but the public is showing overwhelming support in favor of both Ibuki, and Miis.
It’s important to remember the polls and facts that have gotten us to this point. To help educate everyone, I posted a primer of information on Miis in Smash 4 here on Smash4U earlier this year. I recommend you give it a read if you haven’t yet: http://smash4u.net/a-primer-on-miis-and-customs/
Numerous polls have been held, all showing strong support for Miis. A poll held here on Smash4U late last year showed that 74% of ~3,300 voters were in favor of Miis being unrestricted in tournament play, and that only scratches the surface.
Even while North America has been fairly split in regards to Mii restriction, the majority of the worldwide community supports an unrestricted moveset. More majors have been Mii restricted than not in the US, though key tournaments such as MLG 2015 New Orleans and Shots Fired 2 both showed that Miis are completely fine at the national level when unrestricted. The upcoming Smash n Splash 2 also plans to keep Miis unrestricted, and they are actually using it as a selling point in their tournament trailer. The event is set to go down this weekend, and has over 250 players registered for Wii U out of a total 790+ at the event.
If you want to see Miis continue to be supported, we urge you to visit Mr. Wizards poll above and vote yes. Allowing the Mii community to join in the largest Smash tournament in history with the ability to compete with their main at full performance matters a lot to the community, and all help is greatly appreciated. Our poll results have shown it to be a favored and beneficial choice, so now it’s time to put that into action.