Nintendo announces the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 for E3 — possibly to be played on the upcoming Switch version

By on March 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm

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 tournament will be livestreamed on the Nintendo Twitch and YouTube channels on June 11th and 12th, alongside the Splatoon World Championships.

Source: Nintendo

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