ROME — After much heated discussion, The International Tic-Tac-Toe League has confirmed they followed through with a nerf to the infamous middle spot in Tic-Tac-Toe.
“The middle square shall no longer be a valid option to choose to get your three in a row necessary to win,” says ITTTL spokesperson Ezra Cross. “While it will still be on the board it will not count for your needed three if you take a turn to put a mark inside.”
This choice has been met with mixed feelings among those in the Tic-Tac-Toe professional scene. The majority of people do like it, claiming “it was much too strong.”
“Frankly it was a steaming load of absolute BS,” says third grader Reese Chester, undefeated Tic-Tac-Toe champion of Ms.Truitt’s 2nd period at Williamson Elementary. “It needed to go, the meta was so unbearable. Whoever got to go first would always go for the middle and get a guaranteed win or draw.”
While Chester and many other Tic-Tac-Toe pros are appreciative of the new changes there are still some that detest them.
“Before I would always go for the middle and it would count for something. Now everytime I go for it nothing happens,” exclaims determined three time Tic-Tac-Toe World Cup winner Daniel Squares. “Everytime I go first I go right for the middle and every time it doesn’t count for one of my needed three. I mean what the hell?! What’s next? Are they gonna remove any of the spots counting for your three?”
At the time of writing not a single player has won a game of Tic-Tac-Toe since the new update as every single match has ended in a draw.