Apparently, there's a Super Smash Bros. tournament for companies, and one of the participants is Sony Interactive Entertainment. Interestingly, Sony is the only participant that has anything to do with gaming, which makes the whole situation even weirder.
The other companies participating in the tournament offer a wide range of services, from creating scaffolding materials to a patent office. In fact, the only thing they seem to have in common is the fact that they're all Japanese. LoveGraph, for example, is a photography service, while Sun-Star deals with stationery. Now the question is: who are you rooting for?
8 companies are getting together to have a Smash tournament. One of those companies is Sony!— PushDustIn (@PushDustIn) November 18, 2019
We live in a bizarre timeline. pic.twitter.com/pps0VpzxBS
First reported through a tweet, the strange competition is garnering interest because of how bizarre it seems. People are wondering if this means anything for Sony, or even any of the other competitors, such as new partnerships, possible new games, or if the winning company will get to choose a new character that represents them in the game. Of course, what most people want to know if this means that Sony and Nintendo are burying the hatchet and why Sony is participating in this tournament at all.
Questions abound, but there are no answers are to be found. Sony has not acknowledged its participation in the competition at all, let alone given an explanation. Burying the hatchet with Nintendo would be great given due emphasis by either of the companies, but that does not seem to be happening. Maybe it's just that the popularity of Smash Bros. overcomes age-old rivalries with the power of friendship.
It may seem mysterious, but it is not uncommon for companies around the world to organize team-building activities that can take many different forms. While it may sound strange that Smash Bros. could be one such activity - as opposed to, for example, paintball or escape rooms - it was only a matter of time before the opportunities to get to know your colleagues better shifted from the physical world into the world of gaming.
If this strange tournament does mean anything at all for the gaming world in general, then it is only a matter of time until we find out more.