Nintendo will host a Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 and Splatoon 2 World Championship Tournament during E3 2018 in Los Angeles from June 11 to 12, the company announced.
Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 will be the first ever exhibition tournament featuring the recently announced Super Smash Bros. game for Switch. And the Splatoon 2 World Championship Tournament will be the first world championship for Splatoon 2following its release. Both events will be live streamed, are are just one of the activities Nintendo is planning for E3 2018. Nintendo will host the U .S. / Canada online qualifiers for Splatoon 2 prior to the Splatoon 2 World Championship. It will be called the Splatoon 2 U.S. / Canada Inkling Open 2018 hosted by Battlefy. Open qualifiers for teams of four ages 13 and up will take place on April 21 starting at 11 a.m. PT, and finals will take place on April 28 at 8 a.m. PT. Teams will compete in Turf War matches during the open qualifiers and in Ranked Battle modes during the finals. Players can learn more about the qualifiers here.
Watch a trailer for each event below. Visit Nintendo’s newly launched E3 2018 website here.