Gaming Tournaments Are Penalizing Players for Being Smelly

If you're someone who likes to jump into competitive gaming tournaments, make sure have some strong body wash. Konami, the company that created the popular trading card game Yu-Gi-Oh, has created a new rule for it tournaments that other gaming communities have taken to liking. Apparently, enough players have been showing up to tournaments smelling so bad that now judges will penalize them if they lack basic hygiene.

The new guideline for Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments explains: "You are expected to be clean when you enter a tournament. Neglecting to wash or put on clean clothes contributes to an unpleasant atmosphere at the event, as the tournament can be crowded and the day can be long. Persons who neglect self-care to the point that they are negatively impacting the tournament may be asked to correct the issue in order to continue in the event."

Trading card tournaments aren't the only ones who have been having this issue. Competitions for the video-game Super Smash Bros. have also been adopting the same rule locally, and they say it's made their events way more tolerable.

So remember, before you grab your controller and take off to your local gaming tournament, be sure to double tap the Old Spice and reload the Febreze on the way out.

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