The Super Smash Bros. series has arguably become the king of fighting games over the years and to celebrate its success, the latest entry – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – will headline EVO Japan 2020.
This announcement was made at the Nintendo Live Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenge Cup grand finals recently. More traditional fighting games that will appear at EVO Japan 2020 include Samurai Shodown, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Tekken 7 and Soul Calibur VI.
This event will fall on the same weekend (24-26 January) as Genesis 7 in North America – the largest grassroots Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament in the world.
Will you be tuning in to watch some competitive Smash Bros. Ultimate? Tell us below.
oof, the same weekend???
I wish other Nintendo games had received the same esport treatment SSB has. I feel like Splatoon 2 totally could have been the Nintendo answer to games like Overwatch and Paladins - if only it had received the same kind of support.
Or even Mario Kart 8 DX could have had official tournaments.
Ah well, at least Smash gets around.
@Heavyarms55 I think they wanted to make Splatoon more competitive (from the switch reveal trailer) but just didn't really know how to manage something like that. I think the 4v4 format of it makes it more difficult to do that, especially since it was a launch window title and had a limited install base when it first launched.
Obviously from the pic, I wish ARMS more rep too. It really is an amazing - admittedly odd - fighting game.
@Minfinity I think Splatoon and ARMS would have had a better chance with better matchmaking and a Nintendo Online service model that includes basic things like easy party creation, voice chat, messaging, more fleshed out ELO, etc. A good deal of competitive Smash players won't even play For Glory, rather opting to use Discord to find players to create lobbies with. I imagine EVO's Smash presence would be even stronger if the online functionality of Switch titles for competitive play was anything close to competent.
And yea, ARMS would rule in tournament. I think some of it's depth shortcomings might be a shot in the foot but we already saw the hype potential with Mr Yabuki going ham during the launch invitational in 2017. I'd love to see solid FGC players throw together a legitimate tournament for it, even if it were just once.
Why does Sonic have three legs?
His tail is not a leg.
And anyone asking for ARMS... it was featured in Japan's EVO almost two years ago. While not one of my favourite games on Switch I kinda wish they would have supported the game with new characters and stages for longer.
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