That’s right! Nintendo has released a new video with new details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Invitational. The details below are taken from the video above and information from the official tournament website.

Time & Location:

– Live Tuesday, June 10th (4:00 – 6:30 PM PT) at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

– Will be live via Twitch

The Players:

– Cristin “Crismas” DeSaro

– Dakota “TheRapture” Lasky

– Daniel “LiquidKDJ” Jung

– Gonzalo “CT ZeRo” Barrios

– Hendrick “DJNintendo” Pilar

– Hugo “HugS” Gonzalez

– Juan “Crs. Hungrybox” Debiedma

– Ken “LiquidKen” Hoang

– Kevin “EG PPMD” Nanney

– Kevin “PewPewU” Toy

– Kris “Toph” Aldenderfer

– Lilian “milktea” Chen

– Massaya “aMSa” Chikamoto

– McCain “MacD” LaVelle

– Neha “Lilo” Chhetri

– Sam “PeachyHime” McNaughton


– Bobby “Scar” Scarnewman

– D’Ron “D1” Maingrette

– Wynton “Prog” Smith


– Geoff Keighley

Character Roster:

– Bowser

– Donkey Kong

– Fox

– Greninja

– Kirby

– Link

– Little Mac

– Mario

– Marth

– Mega Man

– Pikachu

– Pikmin & Olimar

– Pit

– Rosalina & Luma

– Samus

– Sonic

– Villager

– Wii Fit Trainer

– Zelda

– Zero Suit Samus

Character Draft:

– On the morning of the tournament, each player will draw a number from a hat, ranging from 1 through 16. Players will then pick characters one by one based on their numerical order starting with 1. After a character is chosen, they are no longer selectable by any other player. Players must keep the same character throughout the entire event.

Smash Bros. Invitational Highlights:

– Players will choose a single character for the whole tournament from a limited roster through a special draft.

– Single-Elimination Tournament

– 4 players per match, 4 stock, 5 minute time limit

– Top 2 players determined by score advance from each match to the next round

– 2nd place scores have the following tiebreakers: Most Kills; If the number of Kills are tied, 2nd place will be determined by fan vote

– Quarterfinals: Items on Medium

– Semifinals and Finals: Items on Low

– Grand Finals: Items off (1 vs 1)

– Stages will be unveiled at the tournament.

– Grand Finals is a 4-stock, 8-minute, 1-on-1 match on Battlefield as a homage to the competitive Smash Bros. community.

Fan Favorite Voting during the Tournament

– This Fan Favorite bracket is completely separate from the Invitational Tournament. To gain entry into the Fan Favorite bracket, players from the Invitational need to be voted in by the audience as a Fan Favorite. At the end of each Quarterfinal and Semifinal match of the Invitational, members of the audience will be encouraged to hold up character cards provided by Nintendo to vote on the player they feel performed with the most heart, courage, creativity, and style. The player that gets the most votes from the crowd wins a spot in the Fan Favorite Bracket.

– Single-Elimination Bracket

– Up to 4 players per match, 5 minute time limit only

– Two players move on to the next round: 1 by Highest Score (Kills minus Falls), 1 decided by Fan Vote (the decibel level of the fans will decide a tied vote)

– All Rounds: Items on Medium

– Grand Finals: Winner is determined by score only

– Stages will be unveiled at the tournament.

Man, that’s quite a bit of info. Are you thinking about going? Think tournament rules are fine the way they are, or maybe they need to be changed? Discuss in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo, YouTube

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