With representatives from all around the world converging on San Jose next week for the beginning of 2017’s Smash season, international pride is on the line as countries compete to see who is the best Smash playing nation. With USA and Japan acting as the two juggernauts going into Genesis 4, the rest of the world has banded together to form one super team, made up of players from Mexico, Canada, and Europe to take down the forces of East and West.
This world crew battle will start as a 10vs10 round robin, with the top two teams going through to face off against each other in a final 12vs12 show match, where all 12 players from the winning region get paid out. If it is anything like the crew battles that took place at The Big House 6, it will make for absolutely essential viewing.
— Bear ? GENESIS 4 (@BearUNLV) January 7, 2017
Each crew is stacked with killers and with Japan competing as its own nation, rather than just being counted as “the World,” the event will be closer than ever. While I should back my fellow Europeans–gutted I’m not on the reserve list–my gut feeling is the finals will be Japan vs. the USA. You can check out the entire team rosters on smash.gg and prepare to wave your country’s flag next weekend.