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Nintendo hosting Splatoon 2 World Champion/ Super Smash Bros Invitational at E3 2018

Post by Gameguy1996 on Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:43 pm

Nintendo is bringing back the tournaments once again. 

 

Nintendo PR wrote:REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On June 11-12 in Los Angeles, an invited group of players will gather to play Super Smash Bros., and qualified teams will compete in Splatoon 2, as Nintendo hosts an event featuring high-level gameplay on these two games for Nintendo Switch. This will be the first-ever exhibition tournament featuring the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018. Additionally, this will be the first world championship for Splatoon 2 after the game’s launch. The gathering will be a celebration of fun for all ages, and will highlight Nintendo’s unique approach to competitive play. The event will be just one of Nintendo’s activities at the E3 video game trade show, which runs June 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Additional details about Nintendo’s E3 plans will be announced at a later time.

The event will showcase players from around the globe in the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament for the newly announced Super Smash Bros. game coming to Nintendo Switch this year and the Splatoon 2 World Championship. The competitions will be livestreamed.

Prior to the Splatoon 2 World Championship, Nintendo will host U.S./Canada online qualifiers. The U.S./Canada qualifier will be the Splatoon 2 U.S./Canada Inkling Open 2018 hosted by Battlefy. Open qualifiers for teams of four ages 13 and up will take place on April 21 starting at 11 a.m. PT, and finals will take place on April 28 at 8 a.m. PT. Teams will compete in Turf War during the open qualifiers and in Ranked Battle modes during the finals. Players can learn more about the qualifiers at https://e3.nintendo.com/splatoon-2-inkling-open/. Players from around the world competed in their region’s qualifying events for a spot at the Splatoon 2 World Championship, and those in Japan (Splatoon Koshien 2018), Europe (Splatoon European Championship) and Australia (AUNZ Splatoon Cup) should check information from their local regions regarding these qualifiers.

“Nintendo always takes an original approach to video game competitions, and the portability of Nintendo Switch enables unique gameplay possibilities,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We’re looking forward to watching some of the best players in the world test their skills against each other in these two uniquely competitive games.”

For additional details about the Nintendo Switch event, visit https://e3.nintendo.com. Visit https://battlefy.com/splatoon2 to register for the Splatoon 2 U.S./Canada qualifiers. More details about the Los Angeles event will be announced in the future.

I'm guessing Splatoon 2 will be on Monday and Smash will be on Tuesday. I'm a little disappointed ARMS has already been dropped even though it makes sense due to no more big updates. I'm guessing Smash will also be played with items on and most of the people taking part will complain about it later.


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Re: Nintendo hosting Splatoon 2 World Champion/ Super Smash Bros Invitational at E3 2018

Post by queenzelda on Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:21 pm

From the rumors swirling around about Super Smash Bro's Switch vers.. It's the definitive edition. (My guess is due to the tournament announcing, because why not? xD)


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Re: Nintendo hosting Splatoon 2 World Champion/ Super Smash Bros Invitational at E3 2018

Post by Winters Thief Zero on Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:40 pm

Yeah I gotta say it's a little odd the way they phrase "newly announced" game. But at the same time I really cannot see it being a deluxe port because of the reveal trailer and whatnot, especially because in that case it would have been revealed as such.

Anyway it is really cool to see these tournaments happening, I'll certainly be tuning in to both if I have the time.


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