Nintendo is getting pretty serious about the competitive Super Smash Bros. scene. After trying to prevent EVO from broadcasting their Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament footage, Nintendo offered them an official sponsorship for this year. Following that Nintendo hosted the first-ever official Super Smash Bros. tournament at E3 2014 using Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. And now Nintendo will host the very first Super Smash Bros. for 3DS tournament as well.
The competition will take place at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25th. Fans are encouraged to enter the tournament by heading to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge located at the Marriott Marquis & Marina, which is near the San Diego Convention Center. The entire tournament will be streamed on Nintendo’s Twitch channel for those who are unable to attend SDCC.
Preliminary qualifying rounds begin at noon, and is limited to a certain number of players on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of four players will be put together to fight in one-on-one duels. Only one player in each four person group will proceed to the next round of the tournament.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is scheduled for release on October 3rd with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U coming this holiday season.
The entire press release is included below for reference:
Nintendo News: Challengers Wanted for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Tournament at San Diego Comic-Con
REDMOND, Wash. — Nintendo will be hosting its first-ever tournament for the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25. Fans are invited to come to the Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis & Marina located at 333 W. Harbor Drive (adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center) for a chance to participate.
Starting at noon, there will be a preliminary round in which groups of four competitors battle it out, with the winner advancing. During the finals, players will duke it out one-on-one to determine the top smasher. Tournament slots are limited, and fans will be able to sign up the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis.
For fans not able to attend San Diego Comic-Con, tournament action will be streamed live on Nintendo’s Twitch channel at http://www.twitch.tv/Nintendo. Additional Nintendo Gaming Lounge activities will be announced in the future.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launches on Oct. 3. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launches this holiday season. For more information about Super Smash Bros., visit http://www.smashbros.com/us/.
For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
For more information about Wii U, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.