Forget questioning whether or not Smash Bros. is esports, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is going to the Olympics–as one of the main games in the Rio 2016 eGames Showcase, alongside the god-flavored MOBA Smite.
Smash 4 players from around the world will be jetting to Rio to take part, including American representative Larry “Larry Lurr” Holland, Canadian Evo 2016 Champion Elliot “Ally” Cardoza-Oyarce and Mexico’s Smash prodigy Leonardo “MK Leo” Lopez.
They’ll be showing off their skills in a series of showcase matches–which will be streamed for those of us not in Brazil–with full commentary and post-match analysis from the duo Richard “Keitaro” King Jr. and Maximillian “Max Ketchum” Krchmar. There’s no prize money on the line though–everyone will be playing for national pride.
To see all the best Smash action the respective countries have to offer, tune in on Tuesday, August 16. The show starts at 11:00 AM local time–make sure to cheer on your champion.