Nintendo has announced that it will organize an invitational Super Smash Bros tournament during E3 2018, where eight competitors will be taking each other on in the new Super Smash Bros game for the Nintendo Switch. This is not the first time that Nintendo has organized a tournament during the E3 to promote new games, as we saw the same thing happens for the Switch’s Arms last year. However, this year they have invited some of the biggest names in professional Smash that range from Melee players to Super Smash Bros WiiU players. The names on the list should get everyone excited for this showcase tournament.
The players in order shown are:
MkLeo – A professional Smash 4 player hailing from Mexico. He was one multiple championships throughout his career, including the Genesis 4 & 5 championships and the 2018 EVO Japan. He is known as one of the best Marth players in the world and has also popularized Meta Knight.
ZeRo – A professional Super Smash Bros WiiU player coming from Chile. He is regarded as the best Smash 4 player in history, and won 56 tournaments in a row, a record breaking feat. Some of his biggest titles come from the Genesis 3 championship and the 2015 EVO Japan. He also won the invitational tournament held at E3 2014 to promote Super Smash Bros WiiU.
Armada– A player coming from Sweden that has a large fan base in the Smash community and is a professional Super Smash Bros Melee player. He has won the Genesis 2 singles tournament and the Genesis 4 doubles.
Abadango – An SSB4 player coming from Japan that has been regarded as one of the best Mewtwo players in the world. Despite not having placed first at any major tournaments, he has been the runner-up in the EVO Japan 2018 and has finished in the top 5 at multiple large tournaments, such as Genesis 4 and EVO 2016.
Plup – A Super Smash Bros Melee player coming from Florida. He is one of the best Melee players in the world and has the Genesis 2015 Championship title to back it up. He plays a variety of characters on an extremely high level and is thus seen as quite a versatile player.
Mr.R – Coming from the Netherlands, Mr. R is a professional SSB4 player and was the EVO 2015 runner-up, where he lost to ZeRo. Mr. R is considered to be one of the best Sheik players in the world, as well as being an incredible Cloud player.
Lucky – Another professional Melee player from the USA, he has placed top 5 at EVO 2017 and Genesis 5. He usually teams up with Mang0 for doubles tournaments.
Mang0 – The EVO 2013 and 2014 champion coming from California. He is one of two players in the world who were able to win the EVO Melee singles more than just once. He also is one of the most popular players in the scene and has managed to get himself a large fan following. He is well known for being able to play a variety of characters at a high level of play.
Nintendo has also stated that multiple other guests might make an appearance to play the game during E3 2018. Not much is known of the game yet, but we can definitely expect info to be revealed during the upcoming E3. With these top-tier players trying out the new Smash game for the first time, the invitational tournament is bound to be a good watch.