but nearly all the old-school Smashers initially distanced themselves from what looked like a bunch of gamers that had mistakenly become pro athletes.
A history of the Super Smash Bros family beef
Harrison Liao

Twitch.tv, a video-game streaming service with a notoriously tongue-in-cheek live chat, regularly hosts SSB matches. Recently, SSB event commentators, historically lax with their language, have been instructed by higher-ups to restrain their cursing to a minimum, much to the ridicule of theSSB community. Now, whenever SSB commentary is censored, Twitch Chat spams the meme “eSports,” a jab at the professionalism plaguing their game.

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