ELEAGUE, an esports organization who famously paired up with Capcom for multiple Street Fighter V events, is picking up another fighting game franchise for fame and glory. Showing a teaser trailer for November, ELEAGUE revealed the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Invitational — which will be televised.
— ELEAGUE (@ELEAGUETV) October 2, 2018
Details haven’t been released yet, but we know that this will happen in November on the TBS channel. We can expect top Smash players invited on the grand stage to showcase the latest build of the game. The Esports Observer reports that the program will feature a three-part series that showcases the game.
It’s quite a departure from Nintendo’s previous esports strategy (or rather, lack thereof) as this will be the second time Super Smash Bros. will be featured on a major network television, the first being DisneyXD via ESPN.