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The Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament at EVO 2017 will have a presence on television this weekend. Just a few minutes ago, it was announced that the finals are set to air live on Disney XD. The event will be shown during the channel’s new gaming block, D|XP.

Fans can tune in at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT to watch the Smash Bros. fun on Disney XD. Of course, it will be live streamed online as well.


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This weekend, Nintendo will be attending EVO 2017, one of the largest fighting game events in the world. Pokken Tournament DX will be featured.

First, the upcoming Switch game will have playable kiosks. Nintendo will also be playfully “recruiting” fans to join the virtual Pokken Tournament DX Academy. According to Nintendo, this “provides a direct line of communication between Nintendo and the Pokken Tournament DX players.”

Smash Bros. will once again be featured at this year’s Evo, one of the world’s largest eSports events. Melee will be around as usual, as will Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

The two titles will be represented during the latter two days of Evo. Smash Bros. Melee will be closing out the festivities on Saturday night (July 15). Then on Sunday (July 16), it’ll be Smash Bros. Wii U’s turn, right before Street Fighter V and the end of the entire event.

Smash Bros. Wii U and Smash Bros. Melee were second and third in the registration voting, just behind Street Fighter V. 1,515 people signed up to play on Wii U while 1,435 intend to fight in Melee.

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Pokken Tournament was one of several titles nominated for the final spot at Evo 2017. Had it won, it would have been featured alongside the likes of Smash Bros. Melee and Smash Bros. for Wii U at the tournament. Unfortunately, Pokken Tournament just missed out to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 in the end.

It’s definitely not all bad though. With the vote tying into charities, Pokken Tournament raised nearly $67,000 (Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 generated the most with over $71,000). Evo is also pledging $10,000 to support Pokken Tournament with individual tournaments throughout the year.

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Evo 2017 has announced its lineup for this year’s tournament, which includes the return of two popular Nintendo games. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Smash Bros. Melee will both be represented. The news was shared during a live stream event on Twitch just a short while ago. Super Smash Bros. Melee has been a mainstay at Evo, and Smash Bros. for Wii U has been featured since its release.

The one Nintendo game not officially returning from last year is Pokken Tournament. However, a vote will be held to determine the last game at Evo, and that title is nominated – along with Arms, the brand new Switch game from Nintendo.

Voting will be done through donations on the website Generosity. If you’d like to participate, you can do so here.