Fans of competitive Super Smash Bros. tournaments have something to look forward to in the coming week - Genesis 3 is taking place in San Jose, with thousands of entrants and an ongoing rivalry lined up.
The rivalry in question is between Mango and Armada, who made the Melee top two in 2009 and 2011 in the previous two Genesis events - their progress in the tournament will no doubt be a focus for plenty that watch. Mew2King and Hungrybox are also confirmed among various others, with those two well-known competitors doubling up in the Melee and Wii U events. In total there are apparently 1840 signed up for Melee, 1097 for Smash Bros. 4 and 239 for the N64 original.
Nintendo is also backing this event for the first time.
The event is running from San Jose on January 15th-18th, and we're planning to share the live streams once they're up and running.
Will you be following this event to get your competitive juices flowing for 2016?
Awesome can't wait
officially starting the unfounded rumor that nintendo will use the event to introduce 3d printed custom amiibo based on your mii. that way, tournament players tap their amiibo then their characters, colors, button settings, team, and fight handle will all be set up onscreen instantly. usable outside tournaments like when you visit a friend's house.
For those living in the Midwest, I highly recommend going to Frosty Faustings VIII in Northbrook/Chicago, IL this January 22nd!
One question: whit is Nintendo's support going to provide for the event? More setups or funding for Genesis, or just a gesture of goodwill towards the community?
@2xDair it confirms that Nintendo won't shut the event down like they tried with EVO
Also, lots of Splatoon ads
Can I play Smash Bros. on my Genesis 2 as well?
My cheers go to Mew2King and HungryBox for the most part, but I also really like Armada, so I'll be happy if any of them takes 1st place in Melee.
Read that as Nintendo confirms Smash game for NX haha
Nintendo, gettin' with the times! Some big names at this tourney, too.
Alright. It's time for Nintendo to start supporting these events, so this is good.
This should be interesting!
Does this mean that Nintendo will be adding a pot bonus for the prize pool? Or does it mean that Nintendo will just use the event as a platform to advertise Splatoon or other merchandise like they did at Apex 2015? I hope it's the former for everyone's sake.
Interesting, much more participation for Melee than Smash 4. Probably gives an indication that it's the most popular form of Smash... And so it needs the most support!
It's too bad what happened to Project M, though... Unfortunately, it won't ever be used for tournaments now... I think it had potential. But alas, Nintendo is ensuring such a thing would never happen. (And yes, I'm still salty over that )
@PlywoodStick Smash 4 and Melee are really even when it comes to popularity actually. Also you know nintendo had nothing to do with PM ending.
Im going to this event! It's gonna be filled up with people... I'm honestly really excited haha
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