Spectator Throws Crab at Hungrybox Following Major Smash Tournament Win
After Hungrybox won a Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament at Sunday at Pound 2019, a spectator threw a raw crab at him.
On Sunday at Pound 2019, top-level player Juan “Hungrybox” DeBidema was almost hit by a crab from a spectator after winning the tournament. Hungrybox is considered one of the best Super Smash Bros. Melee players in the world and is known for playing Jigglypuff.
Following his loss in winners to Cloud 9’s Mang0, Hungrybox made his way through the loser’s bracket to play Mang0 again. He ended up resetting the bracket and then winning Grand Finals. After shaking hands with Mang0 he noticed something fly past him and then lifts up a dead crab from the floor for everyone to see. The commentators were extremely upset by what happened as well as Hungrybox who went off towards the crowd. He later went to Twitter to apologize for his temper regarding the action.
Sorry for losing my temper. Someone threw a fucking raw crab at me. After a 5 set losers run. Barely missed my head.
What the fuck man
Anyway GGs, no clue how I won that
— hungrybox (@LiquidHbox) April 21, 2019
According to well-known fighting game commentator James Chen, it has been found out who the person that threw the crab is, but his name has not been made public. Hopefully, the person will be known soon because the Smash Bros community does not tolerate that kind of behavior and will likely be punished due to it.
Anyone who throws a crab is a cancer to the community. Absolutely clawful behavior. Hungrybox could have been seriously hurt. You can’t expect a demigod to beat a decapod.
In all seriousness though, glad they got him but his name should be public so he can be banned by everyone.
— James Chen (@jchensor) April 22, 2019
In general, the Super Smash Bros. competitive community has a mixed reception of him as a player. Some people find him the best there is while others hate him for his playstyle, seeing it as boring and dry compared to other top players. Whatever you think about him, it’s still very rude to disrupt anyone like this, even if it is pretty funny and unexpected.
The next major Super Smash Bros tournament will be Get on my Level 2019 in May. Hopefully, no unnecessary drama ensues there.