Nintendo Sending Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament Winners to EVO

Nintendo is sending the four winners of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Open June 2019 tournament to EVO.

2019 is a special year for Evolution Championship Series (EVO) fans and competitors. It’s the first year Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be featured at the weekend-long fighting tournament. Super Smash Bros. has always been one of the biggest draws at EVO, so it comes as no surprise that Ultimate will headline the event, closing out the show on its final day. In light of this, Nintendo is sending four winners of an online open tournament held in June to compete. Keep an eye out for RamonM64, Wisdom, Seth, and Heeew.

EVO takes place August 2-4 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nintendo will have a booth on the show floor called the Nintendo Zone for the first two days. The booth is open to all EVO attendees and those who pay it a visit can play Super Mario Maker 2, Tetris® 99, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A few visitors might earn themselves some Nintendo swag while those commemorative items last.

Ultimate won’t be the only game featured at EVO, of course. You’ll also see Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Samurai Shodown, Mortal Kombat 11, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Under Night In-Birth, SoulCalibur VI, and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. I’m especially excited for SoulCalibur VI–perhaps the most underrated fighting game out right now. Check out this schedule for a full lineup of everything EVO has to offer. There’ll be panels and parties in addition to the tournaments.

Information recently leaked suggesting that the Dragon Quest XI hero will be arriving as a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character this week. If true, it could mean we’ll see him up on the big stage–assuming players can get good enough with him in that short period of time. It’s also possible that this new character would be disallowed until everyone’s had more time to familiarize themselves with him.

If you dream of competing one day, you can buy Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch and start practicing now.

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Brandon Doerrer

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