What You Need to Know:
- Nintendo is gearing up for perhaps the biggest gaming event of the year, and that's E3. The team at Nintendo is bringing some incredible social, competitive tournaments to the event and we're here to share more details about it!
- Over the course of two days, fans around the world can watch online as both pros and amateurs compete for glory in the Splatoon 2 and ARMS games, which can only be experienced on the Nintendo Switch console. For the first time ever, competitors from four different global regions will compete for world dominance in Splatoon 2. Teams will battle in a round-robin Turf War tournament that will decide seeding for the next round. All teams will play one another and get a chance to scope out their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses. All of this will begin Tuesday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m. PT which can be viewed at http://e3.nintendo.com along with Twitch and Youtube.
- As for ARMS, competition will pit four expert competitive gamers from the fighting game community against E3 attendees who qualify during the event. E3 attendees can visit the Nintendo booth between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. PT on Wednesday, June 14, for a chance to win a spot in the finals. The eight tournament participants will do battle until a champion emerges to win the coveted 2017 ARMS Open Invitational championship belt. The participating pro players are Alex Valle of Street Fighter fame; Kelsy Medeiros, aka SuperGirlKels, a professional Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player hailing from Canada; acclaimed Super Smash Bros. player Daniel “Tafokints” Lee; and French Super Smash Bros. player Marie-Laure “Kayane” Norindr, arguably the most decorated female player in fighting game history. The ARMS open invitational will start Wednesday, June 14, Approximately 3:30 p.m. PT, so be sure to tune in!
Source: Official Nintendo Press Release
Man I'm so hyped for this ARMS invitational! Looking forward to seeing everyone duke it out on stage using their bodies.
I'm more thrilled to watch Splatoon 2 for sure. The competition is so fierce for that one.