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Ludwig Ahgren’s reaction to learning that his Super Smash Bros. Invitational lost $200k has been doing the rounds on social media. In a lives tream at the tournament’s conclusion, he thanked collaborator Aiden/Aimen Calvin for “getting it done against all odds! And he only lost over $100,000!”
Aiden corrected him, mumbling “Two hundred thousand” while hiding a smile. Ludwig launched into a diatribe, shouting, “What the f***! You lost $200,000 you piece of sh*t! Are you f****** kidding? Do you know how many Mogul Mails I had to do?”
With a bid for the audience to buy his recently released line of bidets, Ludwig ended his stream.
Despite the tournament’s excellent reception, the Ludwig Invitational had its share of organizational problems. The day before it started, one of the key sponsors backed out.
Ludwig was determined for the show to go on and admitted that carrying on with the invitational would cost him a significant amount of money. Popular YouTuber Mr. Beast got on board when he saw Ludwig’s Tweet, signing his food company Feastibles on as a sponsor.
Ludwig lost $200k, but the event turns into a success
That wasn’t the end of it, or even close – the tournament was plagued by a series of unfortunate events. An unknown water source wreaked havoc on the Las Vegas venue, causing a flood. Other misfortunes struck, but despite this, the invitational was among the most viewed and highly rated broadcasts in recent Smash Bros. history.
The three-day tournament was held between October 21 – 24 and boasted one of the largest prize pools in recent history relative to Smash Bros. A total of $60,000 was distributed between the Smash and Ultimate divisions.
The Ludwig Invitational was one of the largest Super Smash Bros. tournaments in live streaming, generating 900K hours watched. Day 3 peaked with 66.5K viewers.