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Anyone that watched all of top 8 should be able to see this now , something I've suspected ever since Smash 4 came out. You can say I'm biased but I like all Smash games, I'm just looking at the facts
That was the least hype top 8 in the history of any Smash game at Apex. It can easily be proven that every Apex top 8 for Brawl (when it was streamed) garnered more hype from the crowd. They tended to be really into it, in fact in 2012/ 2013, Brawl got more viewers than Melee.
In Smash 4's case they were either totally silent no matter what was happening or cheering for the tournament to end sooner (or trolling Diddies). In fact I'm pretty sure during the finals I heard chants of "next game" and "Melee" as well as during the award ceremony. Did I mention they even booed the players quite a few times? Seriously it's like no one actually cared about the matches, not the chat, nor the crowd even the commentary was pretty monotone all the way through.
Similarly D1 said during the reward ceremony something along the lines of "Yeah go check out Smashboards on how to get better at Smash 4. Then you'll know how to pick up Diddy and do down throw up air or up throw up air". D1 is usually one of the most PR friendly guys in the community and here he was basically saying Zero's win didn't mean much. To 80K viewers no less.