Nintendo Announces Two Upcoming Tournaments for Nintendo Switch Games

Have you always wanted to participate in a video game tournament? Nintendo has two upcoming tournaments for you! Starting in February, Nintendo is hosting a series of online qualifying events for the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 – two tournaments for two competitive Nintendo Switch games. These open qualifiers lead up to a final event at the PAX East video game conference in Boston on March 30. There are multiple ways to play and participate … and players of all experience levels are welcome.

“This inclusive pair of tournaments is a great way for anyone to show off their skills while playing two of their favorite Nintendo Switch games,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Nintendo games are for everyone, and offer a unique combination of social competitive fun. That’s why we’re opening the qualifying rounds to fans of all skill levels.”

The schedule for the online qualifying events for both the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 tournaments are below. For the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019, players will have the chance to qualify in one of four regions across North America. Three individual rounds of qualifying online events will give players three separate chances to represent their region at PAX East.

ONLINE EVENT 1

Includes Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast Regions*

Qualifiers – Feb. 2

Finals – Feb. 9

Register by Feb. 2 at
9 a.m. PT.

ONLINE EVENT 2

Includes Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast Regions*

Qualifiers – Feb. 16

Finals – March 2

Register by Feb. 16
at 9 a.m. PT.

ONLINE EVENT 3

Includes Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast Regions*

Qualifiers – March 9

Finals – March 16

Register by March 9
at 9 a.m. PT.

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INK POOLS ONLINE QUALIFIER

FEBRUARY 10

Starts at 9 a.m. PT and ends when the top eight teams have been determined.

QUALIFIER FINALS

MARCH 2

Starts at 9 a.m. PT and ends when the top four teams have been determined. Stay tuned to find out how to watch the livestream!

*Each region has a cap of 2,048 check-in players for each qualifier, for a total of 8,192 players per qualifier series across the four regions of play.

More details about how to enter the online qualifier events can be found at https://www.nintendo.com/switch/events/.

If you just want to watch, the finals for each online event will be livestreamed, so you can follow your favorites as they compete for a chance to attend the final event, or cheer on newcomers when they shock more experienced players with stunning upsets.

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 games are both currently available for the Nintendo Switch system. If you’re interested in taking part in the tournaments, head online to start practicing. Online play can be accessed in both of these games with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. If you aren’t a member yet, you can easily sign up for a free seven-day trial directly through your Nintendo Switch system.

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