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PR: Nationwide Tournament Will Accompany Super Smash Bros. Launch on 3DS

by on September 25, 2014
 

Nintendo is kicking off the launch of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS with a major tournament that may be coming to a location near you.

The brawl to end it all starts Oct. 4, a day after the game’s launch Oct. 3, and local tournaments will take place in 15 U.S. GameStop stores and the Nintendo World store in New York.

If you win your local tournament you get a chance to go to New York City for the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament at Nintendo World. Fabulous prizes (a trophy and a robe), Twitch and YouTube stream fame, and the satisfaction of being the best of the best await you if you can win there.

A full schedule locations for the tournaments is available in the press release below, as well as instructions for watching the final tournament online.

 

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fans that have what it takes to compete with the best Super Smash Bros. players in the country are about to get a chance to win a trip to New York to show off their skills. On Saturday, Oct. 4, a day after the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, 15 GameStop stores around the country (as well as the Nintendo World store in New York) will host local tournaments for the newly launched all-star fighting game featuring three rounds of four-player battles.

Participants for the 64-player local tournaments on Oct. 4 are selected on a first-come, first-served basis with no pre-registration required. Participants may bring their own Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS systems and/or Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS games to the tournaments, but are not required to do so.

The winners of each local tournament will win a trip to New York to participate in the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament at Nintendo World on Oct. 11, which will be broadcast live on Nintendo’s channels on Twitch and YouTube starting at 6 p.m. ET. During the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament, character customization will play an important role in the action, allowing the top 16 players to engage in an all-out, no-holds-barred battle showcasing all the game has to offer.

The winner of the final tournament will not only bask in the glory of victory, but also win a trophy and champion’s robe. Additional details on how fans can attend the event at Nintendo World will be announced in the future. Nintendo World will also be giving fans an opportunity to purchase Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS before its nationwide launch. Starting at 8 p.m. ET on Oct. 2, Nintendo World will host a smashing fan gathering, allowing attendees to be among the first to purchase Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Each local tournament will begin at 11 a.m. local time on Oct. 4. The participating locations and starting times for each local tournament are as follows:

Location Address
GameStopWinfield Shopping Center 966 Blossom Hill RoadSan Jose, CA 95123
GameStopAnaheim Town Center 2004 East Lincoln Ave.Anaheim, CA 92806
GameStopc/o Barnes & Noble 960 S. Colorado Blvd.Denver, CO 80246
GameStopThe Brickyard S/C 6451 W. Diversey Parkway, Suite G-9Chicago, IL 60707
GameStopDedham Mall 336 Providence HighwayDedham, MA 02026
GameStopSt. John’s Plaza 9150 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 16Ellicott City, MD 21042
GameStopSWM Skibo S/C 1590 Skibo RoadBonnie Doone, NC 28303
GameStop32 E. 14th Street 32 E. 14th St.New York, NY 10003
GameStopBellevue Square 242 Bellevue SquareBellevue, WA 98004
GameStopTower Shops 2140 S. University DriveDavie, FL 33324
GameStopLake Brandon Shoppes 11025 Causeway Blvd.Brandon, FL 33511
GameStopSWM Sand Lake Corner 8115 S. John Young ParkwayOrlando, FL 32819
GameStopChamblee Village 1841 Chamblee Tucker Rd., Suite 3AChamblee, GA 30341
GameStopc/o Barnes & Noble 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd.Houston, TX 77025
GameStopc/o Barnes & Noble 2201 Preston Rd., Suite EPlano, TX 75093
Nintendo World 10 Rockefeller PlazaNew York, NY 10020

On Sept. 27, to give fans time to practice for the main event, 100 GameStop locations around the country (including the 15 listed above) will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the same demo version of the game that is currently available in the Nintendo eShop.

Additional terms and conditions apply to the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament series. For full rules and details, visit http:https://smashbros.nintendo.com/rules/.

For more information about Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, visit http:https://www.smashbros.com/us/.

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