Nintendo is ramping up the Smash scene with a new invitational event. Top players — selected by the company — will travel to compete at the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 at this year’s E3 event in Los Angeles.
The company hasn’t disclosed many specifics, so we don’t know yet which players will be part of the bracket. The platform is also in question, as some of the player base prefers Super Smash Bros. Melee over the Wii U iteration. However, the Nintendo website states: “Join the party as players from around the world battle in this invitational tournament for bragging rights, for fun, and for glory on Nintendo Switch!” That seems like a clear indication that players will indeed compete on the recently-teased Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch. This happened before in 2014, when the company’s invitational tournament featured a then-unreleased-to-the-public Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U.
The Super #SmashBros Invitational 2018 and #Splatoon2 World Championship 2018 tournaments will take place in Los Angeles the week of #E32018! Watch the competition on Nintendo’s Twitch & YouTube channels when the tournaments are live-streamed 6/11 & 6/12. https://t.co/wz1pIT8ndU pic.twitter.com/3itUOH8rgH
— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) March 22, 2018