Super Smash Bros. Invitational
Following several months after the initial announcement of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo announced the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Invitational. A repeat of their E3 2014 event, which was used to promote Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo invited many personalities to their E3 production. Among these included various parts of the Smash community. Among these included both well-known personalities in the community – players and commentators – as well as former champions. Winning tournament champions, from both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl, included Hungrybox, Ken Hoang, PPMD, and ZeRo. In the finals of the tournament, ZeRo would go on to defeat Hungrybox. Consequently, this would jumpstart his long reign as the best player of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U shortly after the game’s release. With the advent of the new Smash title, Nintendo sent out another Invitational. Check out their invited player roster here.
Nintendo invited eight players – four from Smash 4, and four from Melee – to participate in the latest Invitational. All eight of these players are from different countries. Consequently, all of them have won a major (international level, or S-Tier) Smash Bros. tournament. With a recent GameFAQs leak announcing Nintendo’s plans for online play just days before their announcement, players believe the motive behind this is to unite the Smash scene with one game. Therefore, the rumor is to combine Melee’s fast-paced and combo-friendly engine with the floatier physics of Smash 4. However, Nintendo confirmed nothing yet outside of the invitational reveal. Be sure to watch the Super Smash Bros. Invitational at Nintendo’s E3 presentation this year on May 9, 2018! You can also preorder Super Smash Bros. for Switch here.
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