It's going to be a smashing E3 this year as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch will be on show. The centrepiece of showing the game will, of course, be the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 Tournament where eight of the most talented Super Smash Bros. players from around the world battle it out to see who will emerge victorious.
In the video above, you can learn a bit more about the competitors who will be involved in the event, or you can read their bios here:
- MkLeo – A professional Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player from Mexico. His favorite Nintendo game is Fire Emblem. He was the champion at GENESIS 4 and GENESIS 5. He was also the EVO Japan 2018 champion.
- ZeRo – A professional Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player from Chile. His favorite Nintendo game is Xenoblade Chronicles. His hobbies include writing and motocross. He was the champion at EVO 2015 and GENESIS 3. He also won the Super Smash Bros. Invitational in 2014.
- Armada – A professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player from Sweden. His favorite Nintendo game is Super Mario 64. His hobbies include ice hockey and table tennis. He’s the GENESIS 2 singles champion and the GENESIS 4 doubles champion.
- Abadango – A professional Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player from Japan. His favorite Nintendo franchise is the Xenoblade series. His hobbies include watching anime and reading. He was the runner-up at EVO Japan 2018. He also ranked in the top five at EVO 2016 and GENESIS 4.
- Plup – A professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player from Florida. His favorite Nintendo game is Super Metroid, and his favorite Nintendo memory is beating Super Metroid for the first time. He was the champion at GENESIS 5.
- Mr. R – A professional Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player from the Netherlands. His favorite Nintendo game is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. His hobbies include reading manga and traveling. He was the runner-up at EVO 2015.
- Lucky – A professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player from California. His favorite Nintendo game is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He ranked in the top five at EVO 2017 and at GENESIS 5.
- Mang0 – A professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player from California. His favorite Nintendo game is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. He was the champion at EVO 2014.
There are some very familiar names here, this will surely be a battle to remember. Each of these players will be playing the Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo Switch system for the first time at this event. Anything could happen!
Nintendo’s festivities at E3 kick off with two days of high-level competitive action. On Monday, 11th June from 3:30PM to 6PM (Pacific Time) international teams will ink their way to glory in the opening rounds of the Splatoon 2 World Championship tournament. The finals will take place the following day on Tuesday, 12th June immediately followed by the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament.
Let us know if you plan to tune in during E3 2018 with a comment below.
@QwertyQwerty He did, but let's be real, nothing's at stake here aside from pride
@QwertyQwerty yeah he doesn't play professionally but the Invitational is not really a serious tournament
Meh, the tournaments don't interest me. I'll just watch the main presentation and some of the Treehouse livestreams when I'm not busy.
Hopefully they change a couple of the Treehouse presenters, some just make me cringe, especially the scary eyebrow lady (she might be called Audrey?)
Cue complaints about lack of female representation.
Its good that they're finally recognizing the independence of Florida and California.....wait checks the news....how long was I playing Zelda?! 😂
Does this game have a name yet? Is it "Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch" or simply "Super Smash Bros."?
Nintendo should mix it up and call it "Super Smash Bros" to keep it from being mixed up with the 1999 original "Super Smash Bros.".
Honestly, I only just now realized this whole time this game has included Bros. with a period. I always thought it was "Brothers" and people just shortened it to Bros, I didn't even know about the period at the end being a part of every title.
They should call it "Super Smash Brothers" and drop the period. Really, I could go the rest of my life w/o hearing some Youtuber say "Bros". "Super Smash Bros" has always bothered me. I'm ok with "bro", as in "You mad bro?" The whole "bros not hoes" thing I could do w/o. "Super Smash Bros. for Switch" I'd like to cut off at the pass. Though I do like me a bit of tongue twister alliteration.
These are some really good picks, good job Nintendo!
@rjejr What the actual f***?
You mad, bro?
I want to see the Inklings being played!
@Pod I’d argue that women, as well as men that shave their necks, are perfectly represented in proportion to the population they represent.
Zero said he will be back for good when a new Smash Bros. game is released in Switch. I wonder if the planned port is enough to justify his "return"
I know them all because my brother is really into competitive Smash.
Nice mix of Smash 4 and Melee players. Big names, too.
While on the subject, anyone want to play smash 4
And cue two new characters being revealed during this. One before and One After.
@Pod SJW alert!
The ratio of pro male Super Smash Bro's player largely out number female players.
If more women want to be represented more in e-sports then woman need to be more active gamers, and more active in the video game industry.
@rjejr Off your meds?
Yesssss let's go Mexico!!! Represent Cause we know usa isn't gonna go far Lol in this tournament,but Mexico player will reach semifinals don't be mad just being realistic people and MKLeo Wins.
Yes, I know all this. That's the joke.
@TheLobster No sis.
Is it just me, or does "bro" always sound like - "Hey man how's it hanging?" and "sis" always sounds like - "Cindy, mom says it's time for bed."
He said he was going to retire until a new Smash game came out because he had no more passion for Smash 4 (and not what he said, but he wasn't placing 1st in every tournament anymore either, so he wasn't getting maximum cash from it, which probably made staying competitive more effort than it was worth for him).
I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if Nintendo just accidentally revealed a version of the new game's main theme, because with some development that song could become something truly spectacular and quite the earworm.
While it's what I expect, I really hope they don't have a large portion of the tournament as free for alls like the last Smash E3 invitational.
I get that Nintendo wants to show off the "party mode" of the game, and additionally speed up the tournament, but free for alls, while okay to play, are no fun to watch as it's unfair by design. Last time people were even booed for playing it safe because it's what makes sense if you're actually trying to win a free for all.
As a method of understanding the changes to the game (if there are any), which is the most useful information a consumer can gather from extended game play like this, it would be much easier to see the differences in 1 vs 1 matches.
bunch of mugshots
No one from Canada? I refuse to watch!! haha.
El chileno es terrible weno xD
ZeRo is an awesome player
@rjejr "Sis" does sound kind of Brady Bunch-y! Haha. "Bro" just reminds me of, "Don't taze me, bro!" Now see how old I am with that reference?
@TheLobster "Don't taze me bro" was a classic. Forgot all about that guy. Do you know "the rent is too damn high" guy? I think they were around the same time.
And I know how old you are, it's in your profile.
Well There is no female on these guy's level. I know it sounds mean, but it's really the truth.
@BassLostie Bkn encontrarse chilenos wnes por aqui xD
Very good to find Chilean people here
I know. I'm not the one complaining.
@TheLobster OK, I deserved that.
@rjejr Super Smash Bros. is just a working title, as evidenced by Nintendo's PR following the Direct, and the official website, where it says, (Title Pending). This means the game could have a cool subtitle like Melee and Brawl!
@BlueBlur101 "Super Smash Bros. is just a working title"
Thanks. I hope that's true, I'm not a big fan of games getting the same title, even GoW as good as it was it still bothers me. (If the next game is called GoW 2 there's already one of those as well.) Ratchet & Clank was a remaster so I let it slide.
But the E3 website has SSBtm at east twice, maybe 3 times, and it looks very official in the graphic as well, not just words.
The only place where it says "Name not final" is regarding the name of the Video presentation, not SSB.
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*Name not final
And I dont' see where it says "Title pending" on the official page ether.
Not saying you are wrong, just going by what I've seen so far.
That line going through "Super" and the "A" in Smash is new, ti doesn't appear in any of the art for any previous Smash game. Makes me think it's a new logo and that is the entire name.
@rjejr Actually. if you open the image of the Smash Invitational logo on a new tab, the tab itself says, "Logo FINAL?", which indicates that logo itself might be updated when the game gets properly unveiled. Although I really prefer the slim, sleek logo with the cross going through the letters, compared to Smash 4's logo. Also, here's what it says on the tab when you go to the Smash website:
Super Smash Bros. (Title Pending) for Nintendo Switch | Official Site | Nintendo Switch | Nintendo
@BlueBlur101 "logo itself might be updated"
Well if they change the name then I suppose they'll have to change the logo, even if just adding a word to 2 to the title, but I am digging the black on white, very classy. But knowing Ntineod they'll just squeeze a little "for Switch" under the "ASH BR" to make it official. Surely we'll get an official name unveiling at E3. Three more weeks.
I'm so ready to see this game! I'm holding on to my hope for Crash Bandicoot and Paper Mario to make it in!
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