Earlier this month, the internet learned that Bill Trinen quietly signed up to compete at EVO. This would have been his first time competing since PAX 10 years ago in a Melee tournament. He seemed genuinely interested in the competition and keeping the focus on the Smash Bros. and those competing. Unfortunately though, recent events have changed things.
It is completely understandable that he would cancel this. Nintendo in general seems to be changing a lot of their PR and social plans, which is to be expected. Maybe, when things calm down at Nintendo, we’ll see him compete. Until then, best of wishes Mr. Trinen.