ARMS Online Open competition announced for US & Canada

By on March 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm

While the big news from Nintendo in yesterday’s Nintendo Direct stream was about Super Smash Bros. on the Switch, the company also had something for the ARMS faithful. Nintendo has announced a US & Canada Open competition, that will take place in the game’s ranked matches.

The qualifiers for the competition — which is open to all legal residents of the United States and Canada — have already started as of March 8, and will run until March 18. During this period, players must play 50 ranked matches in order to be eligible for the finals.

The finals itself will take place (also online) on March 31. Here, the top 8 qualifiers will duke it out in a single-elimination tournament. All of the top 8 qualifiers will receive signed artwork from Nintendo — however, while everyone else will receive black and white art, the champion will receive a special colored art print worth more than twice that of the rest.

Players interested in joining can check out the rules here, and then register here.

In addition to this, Nintendo also announced that ARMS would be getting a new Global Test Punch after the event, from March 31 to April 2.

Source: Nintendo

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