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Super Smash Bros. Melee

Smash Bros. player suffers cardiac arrest at tournament

The incident happened at Beast 7 in Sweden.

  • Text: Sam Bishop
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As reported by PVP Live, a participant at the Beast 7 Super Smash Bros. tournament in Gothenburg, Sweden, suffered a cardiac arrest during a game and had to be taken to hospital.

Splyce's Michael Brancato tweeted: "The scene at Beast is surreal. Someone's heart stopped and was taken to the hospital. Please send your best wishes, everyone."

Elevate player Mr. R also tweeted about the situation: "Never seen anything like this, apparently his heart stopped during a tournament match. Super weird vibe in the venue atm, hope it ends well."

As expected with this kind of incident, this disrupted the schedule, and some content needed to happen off stream, but since then the Beast Twitter page has released the following statement:

"Today we witnessed a very traumatic situation at Beast 7. A competitor and friend to many of us suffered from a cardiac arrest. Ambulances was called to the venue immediately and CPR was exerted by a medical student. The tournament was on hold for about an hour as many were shocked and the staff tried to handle the situation the best we could."

"Due to hospital policies we don't have any information how the affected person is doing. But we hope and pray that everything is going to be alright. We also wanna take the opportunity to thank all of the people who was there, helped out and gave the paramedics the space they needed."

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