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Last Friday saw the culmination of Nintendo's effort to find the best Super Smash Bros. player in the whole of the UK, with the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Grand Finals taking place at the historic York Hall in London.

32 finalists — picked during national heats which took place all over the United Kingdom using the 3DS version of the game — duked it out on the forthcoming Wii U entry in a day of Smash action which lasted for 8 thrilling hours. During the proceedings there was even chance for Nintendo Life readers to get involved, thanks to a special invitational event.

When the dust had settled it was Omer Khan from Bridgend who emerged victorious, winning himself a premium Wii U, a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the special championship belt.

Interviewed after his amazing achievement, Khan had this to say:

I have been a huge fan of Super Smash Bros. since the N64 but I never thought I would actually win a national tournament! I faced some challenging and enjoyable battles and am genuinely grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in this event. I am, of course, looking forward to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and any future tournaments!

Naturally Nintendo Life was there to document this special event, and you can watch the video below. While you're at it, check out the full gallery of photos from the event over on our Facebook page. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to catch more original video content from Nintendo Life.