According to the official website for the Evolution Championship Series (or EVO), Nintendo is an official sponsor of the 2014 event.
The event, which consists of fighting game tournaments including Super Smash Bros. Melee, came into the spotlight last year when Nintendo attempted to prevent the Melee tournament from being streamed. They later backed down, and we learned earlier this year that Melee would officially be a part of the 2014 event. However, this is the first we have heard about Nintendo sponsoring the event.
What do you guys think? Personally, I think it’s great to see Nintendo embracing the competitive Smash community.