This quote actually quite interesting.
The guy is wrong but not fundamentally. He just trying to defend his scrubby point of view by taking good examples and using them in a wrong way.
- Blue shell is actually added to improve the game because racing games lack the interaction between players when they far enough. Nintendevs wanted that everyone could have fun and there was no choice between “win the race or have fun”. And no situations when if you got screwed up you may as well put controller down. But it has no relation to tournament play in other games because racing games has specific problems and this problems was solved by the blue shell.
- And whole “tournaments need to be entertaining” argument is basically a “false cause”. Tournaments need to determine the champion. Entertainment is required BUT not at the cost of fair competition. Because otherwise it is not a tournament. This whole thing reminds me about League of Legends that really pushes its e-sport entertainment. There was some scandals, rumours and stuff around it in past years. Really makes you think about the cost of entertaining part of their tourneys.