If you’ve heard of Nintendo’s plans for E3 2014 (including live streams by their Treehouse division and two developer discussions), then you may have heard of the invitational Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament that they will be hosting at Nokia Theatre on June 10.
Even if you won’t be attending E3, you can still check out the tournament! It is open to the public (well, the first 3000 to acquire a wristband). Full details are in the press release below.
Will you be attending the event? Let us know in the comments below – you might just see me there, as I’ll be attending E3 on NintendoFuse’s behalf!
Nintendo News: Nintendo Invites Public to Super Smash Bros. Invitational at E3
E3 Expo 2014
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo invites fans in the Los Angeles area to attend and observe the first-ever public tournament of its new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. On Tuesday, June 10, Nintendo will welcome 16 previously selected highly skilled Super Smash Bros. players to NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles to celebrate Super Smash Bros. fan culture and find out who will emerge victorious on the big stage. The Super Smash Bros. Invitational will entertain thousands of spectators in person, and will also be live-streamed on both Twitch’s E3 channel and Nintendo’s Twitch channel to let countless others around the world be among the first to see the new game in action.
As a special treat for the biggest fans, attendees who dress up as their favorite Super Smash Bros. characters may be selected for priority seating right in front of the stage on which the tournament will occur. The event will be photographed and filmed, so the best costumes might appear on Twitch or Nintendo’s YouTube channel, where the event can also be viewed.
Here are the details for Tuesday, June 10:
9:30 a.m.: Wristband distribution begins at NOKIA Plaza at L.A. LIVE, 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles. A wristband is required for entry, and 3,000 wristbands are available to Nintendo fans on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Fans are requested to not line up prior to Tuesday morning. Once a wristband is obtained, fans can leave the plaza area and then return later that day, closer to the start of the event. The order that wristbands are obtained in the morning does not impact the order of entry into the venue in the afternoon.
2:30 p.m.: Doors open
Super Smash Bros. Invitational begins
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is scheduled to launch during the winter of 2014, while the Nintendo 3DS version is targeted for this summer.
For more information about the Super Smash Bros. Invitational, visit http://e3.nintendo.com/#2014/tournament.