Mayhem in the Super Smash Bros. community.

Mayhem in the Super Smash Bros. community.

Mayhem in the Super Smash Bros. community.

Well, it’s definitely not something you see every day.

For weeks now, VGBC | GimR teased the discovery of meta-change technology for Super Smash Bros. Competitive Ultimate with the promise of revealing it to the world tonight at 5 p.m. ET, but that didn’t happen — and then things started to get weird.

In April, GimR’s Lab released a new trailer for a new episode titled “THE META FINALLY CHANGES” which poked fun at its previous Phantom Footstool discovery which didn’t really impact gameplay. would be different.

This new technology would really change the meta.

It’s now May 4th and people all over the world have tuned into GimR’s Twitch channel for the live premiere and started waiting.

His stream was live, but remained on the stream from a short time on with an animated GimR parody as Dexter from Dexter’s Lab and Back to the Lab playing in the background.

The scheduled time has come and gone, and nothing has changed.

Anticipation and curiosity continued to grow with over 50,000 people tuning in between GimR’s Twitch and others re-streaming the event.

As the minutes ticked by, those sentiments began to change with players and community members taking to Twitter to share memes and ask what was going on.

This led to the GimR and Back to the Lab Again trending on Twitter where it still currently sits at #2 in the US at press time.

People started to worry that something bad might have happened to the video or even GimR itself with players like Liquid | Hungrybox trying to get in touch with no response.

The stream would disconnect over an hour later still not knowing what was going on.

Curiosity and memes would continue to grow until GimR himself finally took to Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to explain the situation.

“I’m going to be brief because I have to send a message now since you’re all waiting for me,” GimR wrote in his statement. “Honestly I’m not doing well, I had a technical issue today as I was working out the final issues with my presentation. I got this thing so excited and felt so much pressure I took the bad decision of trying to put it back on with literally no time I got to the point where I put the live wait screen on my laptop and kept pushing myself until which I finally accept it. I’m so sorry for letting you down. I promise you this technology is awesome. If you’re someone I showed the technology to, I ask you to keep it to yourself and to give me some time. I’m done for the night. I’m not going to be watching social media. I’ll get back to you all with an update tomorrow. Again, I’m sorry.”

From his own statement, this appears to be due to a combination of technical issues and the pressures of not wanting to disappoint the thousands of people waiting for him to go live, which is understandable to anyone who has tried to work with video or multimedia production.

It wasn’t a troll or a ploy to make GimR’s lab go viral, but apparently more of an accumulation of unfortunate events. It happens.

He still claims the technology is still very real, and the pros who have had a glimpse of it back up on those claims.

Although things are resolved now, it will go down as a weird day for the Smash community that won’t be soon forgotten.

Picture via marith.

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