What happened with Smash at EVO 2008?

I know there was a big hubbub about allowing items in the rule set and that there was a big backlash, but what was the exact nature of the backlash? threats? boycotts?

In addition to this, was it true that the Smash community forced CPU (the winner of the smash tourney that year) to give everything he won to Ken(his opponent)? and that because of this EVO stopped hosting the game? I heard that this was true but google isn’t giving me any results when I try to search for it.

They also completely dominated the casual play area forcing other games out with huge lines (20 people per line for two SC4 set ups …4 ass hats per TV on like 20 smash bros set up)