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Nintendo announces upcoming tournaments for Smash Bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 2

Posted on January 22, 2019 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Switch

Nintendo has announced a pair of new tournaments: the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019. Open qualifiers will be held online, leading to a final event at PAX East at the end of March. Nintendo will be live streaming the finals for each online event.

We’ve included the full schedule below. That also includes the official announcement from Nintendo and a promotional video.

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 22, 2019 – Have you always wanted to participate in a video game tournament? Nintendo has two upcoming tournaments for you! Starting in February, Nintendo is hosting a series of online qualifying events for the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 – two tournaments for two competitive Nintendo Switch games. These open qualifiers lead up to a final event at the PAX East video game conference in Boston on March 30. There are multiple ways to play and participate… and players of all experience levels are welcome. You can check out the announcement video here for more details about these exciting events.

“This inclusive pair of tournaments is a great way for anyone to show off their skills while playing two of their favorite Nintendo Switch games,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Nintendo games are for everyone, and offer a unique combination of social competitive fun. That’s why we’re opening the qualifying rounds to fans of all skill levels.”

The schedule for the online qualifying events for both the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 tournaments are below. For the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019, players will have the chance to qualify in one of four regions across North America. Three individual rounds of qualifying online events will give players three separate chances to represent their region at PAX East.

Nintendo Switch Game
Region*
Online Event
Date
All times are approximate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
 
 
Northeast Region
Online Event 1
Qualifiers
Feb. 2, 9 a.m. PT
Finals
Feb. 9, 9 a.m. PT
Online Event 2
Qualifiers
Feb. 16, 9 a.m. PT
Finals
March 2, 11 a.m. PT
Online Event 3
Qualifiers
March 9, 9 a.m. PT
Finals
March 16, 9 a.m. PT
 
 
Southeast Region
Online Event 1
Qualifiers
Feb. 2, 10 a.m. PT
Finals
Feb. 9, 9 a.m. PT
Online Event 2
Qualifiers
Feb. 16, 10 a.m. PT
Finals
March 2, 11 a.m. PT
Online Event 3
Qualifiers
March 9, 10 a.m. PT
Finals
March 16, 9 a.m. PT
 
 
Southwest Region
Online Event 1
Qualifiers
Feb. 2, 11 a.m. PT
Finals
Feb. 9, 9 a.m. PT
Online Event 2
Qualifiers
Feb. 16, 11 a.m. PT
Finals
March 2, 11 a.m. PT
Online Event 3
Qualifiers
March 9, 11 a.m. PT
Finals
March 16, 9 a.m. PT
 
 
Northwest
Region
Online Event 1
Qualifiers
Feb. 2, 12 p.m. PT
Finals
Feb. 9, 9 a.m. PT
Online Event 2
Qualifiers
Feb. 16, 12 p.m. PT
Finals
March 2, 11 a.m. PT
Online Event 3
Qualifiers
March 9, 12 p.m. PT
Finals
March 16, 9 a.m. PT
 
 
Nintendo Switch Game
Online Event
Date
All times are approximate
Splatoon 2
Ink Pools
Feb. 10, 9 a.m. PT
Online Qualifier Finals
March 2, 9 a.m. PT

*Each region has a cap of 2,048 check-in players for each qualifier, for a total of 8,192 players per qualifier series across the four regions of play.

More details about how to enter the online qualifier events can be found at https://www.nintendo.com/switch/events/.

If you just want to watch, the finals for each online event will be livestreamed, so you can follow your favorites as they compete for a chance to attend the final event, or cheer on newcomers when they shock more experienced players with stunning upsets.


Source: Nintendo PR

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