E3 is quickly approaching and Nintendo have already started to reveal some of their plans for Gamer Christmas. Nintendo will kick off E3 with two highly intense tournaments. The Super Smash Bros. Invitational and the Splatoon 2 World Championships will go live on the 11th and 12th June 2018. If you aren’t at E3, never fear as Nintendo will be streaming the action live on their YouTube and Twitch channels.

The Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 will bring a specially invited group of Smash players and pit them against each other on the recently announced Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. This is likely the first time gameplay will be showcased to the world, so it should definitely be interesting to follow.

The Splatoon 2 World Championships will take the winners from the Splatoon European Championships, as well as winners from a soon to be announced online open tournament (hosted by BattleFly) for the US and Canada. There will also be open tournaments for Austrailia/New Zealand, and Japan. They will then go head to hear for an all out Inkling war at E3.

Check out the full press release after the break!

22nd March, 2018 – An invited group of players will gather to play Super Smash Bros., and qualified teams will compete on Splatoon 2 from 11th – 12thJune in Los Angeles to deliver some high-level gameplay as Nintendo hosts an event featuring these two games for Nintendo Switch. The gathering will be a celebration of fun for all ages and will highlight Nintendo’s unique approach to competitive play. The event will be just one of Nintendo’s activities during E3, which runs from 12th – 14th June at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Additional details about Nintendo’s E3 plans will be announced at a later time.

The event will showcase players from around the globe in the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament for the newly announced Super Smash Bros. game coming to Nintendo Switch this year. It will also include the winning teams from their respective tournaments from across the world as they battle to become victorious at the Splatoon 2 World Championship. The competitions will be live-streamed to audiences on Nintendo’s YouTube and Twitch channels.

The Splatoon European Championship which takes place at Polymanga, Switzerland will decide which team from Europe will have the opportunity to compete at the Splatoon 2 World Championship. The tournament kicks off with a pre-qualification round on 30th March and the morning of 31st March, where the 16 attending teams will battle it out for a coveted spot in the final four. Then, on 31st March at 13.00 CEST, the gripping semi-final and final will be broadcast live on Nintendo UK’s YouTube channel and on Twitch, with members of the winning team walking away with a special trophy and jersey, and the title of European Splatoon 2 champions.

Prior to the Splatoon 2 World Championship, Nintendo will host the Splatoon 2 Inkling Open 2018 online qualifiers in the US/Canada hosted by Battlefy. The winning team will qualify for a chance to win a spot at the Splatoon 2 World Championship, and those in Japan (Splatoon Koshien 2018) and Australia/New Zealand (AUNZ Splatoon Cup) should watch for local information.

For additional details about the Nintendo Switch event, visit https://e3.nintendo.com. More details about the Los Angeles event will be announced in the future.

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!