Nintendo Announces Two Upcoming Tournaments for Nintendo Switch Games

Nintendo Announces Two Upcoming Tournaments for Nintendo Switch Games

Have you always wanted to participate in a video game tournament? Nintendo has two upcoming tournaments for you! Starting in February, Nintendo is hosting a series of online qualifying events for the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 – two tournaments for two competitive Nintendo Switch games. These open qualifiers lead up to a final event at the PAX East video game conference in Boston on March 30. There are multiple ways to play and participate … and players of all experience levels are welcome. You can check out the announcement video here for more details about these exciting events.

“This inclusive pair of tournaments is a great way for anyone to show off their skills while playing two of their favorite Nintendo Switch games,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Nintendo games are for everyone, and offer a unique combination of social competitive fun. That’s why we’re opening the qualifying rounds to fans of all skill levels.”

The schedule for the online qualifying events for both the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 tournaments are below. For the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019, players will have the chance to qualify in one of four regions across North America. Three individual rounds of qualifying online events will give players three separate chances to represent their region at PAX East.

Nintendo Switch Game   Region*   Online Event   Date

All times are approximate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

 

 

Northeast Region

  Online Event 1   Qualifiers   Feb. 2, 9 a.m. PT  
      Finals   Feb. 9, 9 a.m. PT  
    Online Event 2   Qualifiers   Feb. 16, 9 a.m. PT  
      Finals   March 2, 11 a.m. PT  
    Online Event 3   Qualifiers   March 9, 9 a.m. PT  
      Finals   March 16, 9 a.m. PT  
 

 

Southeast Region

  Online Event 1   Qualifiers   Feb. 2, 10 a.m. PT  
      Finals   Feb. 9, 9 a.m. PT  
    Online Event 2   Qualifiers   Feb. 16, 10 a.m. PT  
      Finals   March 2, 11 a.m. PT  
    Online Event 3   Qualifiers   March 9, 10 a.m. PT  
      Finals   March 16, 9 a.m. PT  
 

 

Southwest Region

  Online Event 1   Qualifiers   Feb. 2, 11 a.m. PT  
      Finals   Feb. 9, 9 a.m. PT  
    Online Event 2   Qualifiers   Feb. 16, 11 a.m. PT  
      Finals   March 2, 11 a.m. PT  
    Online Event 3   Qualifiers   March 9, 11 a.m. PT  
      Finals   March 16, 9 a.m. PT  
 

 

Northwest Region

  Online Event 1   Qualifiers   Feb. 2, 12 p.m. PT  
      Finals   Feb. 9, 9 a.m. PT  
    Online Event 2   Qualifiers   Feb. 16, 12 p.m. PT  
      Finals   March 2, 11 a.m. PT  
    Online Event 3   Qualifiers   March 9, 12 p.m. PT  
      Finals   March 16, 9 a.m. PT  
                   
                   
                   
Nintendo Switch Game   Online Event   Date

All times are approximate

 
Splatoon 2   Ink Pools   Feb. 10, 9 a.m. PT  
  Online Qualifier Finals   March 2, 9 a.m. PT

*Each region has a cap of 2,048 check-in players for each qualifier, for a total of 8,192 players per qualifier series across the four regions of play.

More details about how to enter the online qualifier events can be found at https://www.nintendo.com/switch/events/.

If you just want to watch, the finals for each online event will be livestreamed, so you can follow your favorites as they compete for a chance to attend the final event, or cheer on newcomers when they shock more experienced players with stunning upsets.

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 games are both currently available for the Nintendo Switch system. If you’re interested in taking part in the tournaments, head online to start practicing. Online play can be accessed in both of these games with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. If you aren’t a member yet, you can easily sign up for a free seven-day trial directly through your Nintendo Switch system.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

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