Nintendo Will Be Hosting a Smash 4 Tourney at E3 2014

Nintendo has just revealed that they will be hosting a Smash 4 tourney (for Wii U) at E3 2014 this June. This information was revealed in a [quite amusing] video uploaded to Nintendo official YouTube account. Nintendo also released a PR statement going into to more details about their plans:

Super Smash Bros. Invitational

2014 will see the arrival of not one, but two new Super Smash Bros. games: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. To commemorate this occasion, Nintendo is inviting 16 highly skilled Super Smash Bros. players to the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles to compete in a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament. Thousands of fans in the audience and countless more watching a live stream online will see new Super Smash Bros. characters clash with existing favorites in action for the first time. More important than declaring a winner, however, this event is a celebration of all things Super Smash Bros., and a great way for new and veteran fans to take part in a tribute to this legendary franchise. More information about the 16 invited participants in the tournament, the identity of the announcers, and how fans of the franchise can view the tournament in person and via webcast, will be communicated shortly.

What I find most interesting about all of this, is the fact that it’s invitation only and only a select 16 individuals will be participating in it. Could this possibly mean that Nintendo has been looking at the actual competitive Smash scene, and will be inviting out some of the pro players to try out Smash 4? If so, that would be huge and encouraging news for the competitive Smash scene, as the scene has largely felt ignored by Nintendo since the Melee days.

Since I will be attending E3 this year, this news definitely has me excited and I can’t wait to watch the tourney myself.

What do you guys think? Leave us your thoughts down below!

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One thought on “Nintendo Will Be Hosting a Smash 4 Tourney at E3 2014

  1. No, Nintendo and the majority of people that buy Nintendo consoles and games don’t care about competitive smash… Or Starfox for that matter.. They’re just doing this to please the small group that likes it, to distract people that dislike their new way of presenting at E3… Enjoy it, because most people aren’t gonna care for this.. Make sure your coverage covers the “For Fun” stuff and single player campaign mostly, thats what the majority of gamers are interested in.. Better not be some, Some “but is it Melee?” lame comparison commentary… Make sure it caters to the majority of Nintendo fans that will purchase the game…

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