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Nintendo of America recently announced a National Smash Bros. Championships in the US, but there's some good news in the UK with confirmation that an equivalent contest will run in the country.

Nintendo UK has confirmed that online registration starts on 3rd October and will run until 8th October, with entrants to the following heats needing their own copy of the game and a system. When registering you'll need to pick from one of eight venues for a qualifying heat; these will take place in GAME stores at the following locations on 11-12th October.

  • Edinburgh, St James Centre
  • Hull, St Stephens Centre
  • Sheffield, Meadowhall
  • Manchester, Trafford Centre
  • Birmingham, Bullring
  • Stratford, London, Westfield
  • Chelmsford, Exchange way
  • Bristol, Cribbs Causeway

Four from each heat will qualify to make up 32 finalists, with the grand event to crown the UK champion taking place at York Hall in London on 31st October; the winner gets prestige, a Wii U, a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U when it arrives this Winter, and a goody bag. The runner up also gets the game and goody bag, while all that make it to the final will leave with something — probably a Nintendo themed bag with some nice merchandise.

When the time comes on 3rd October you'll be able to register at this official web page, though at the time of writing it's not live.

Are any of you UK gamers planning to enter this tournament?