Nintendo Announces Two North American Tournaments to Start 2019

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Nintendo has revealed its plan to bring some tournament action to PAX East in Boston this year. The company announced today that there will be two events starting next month: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019.

To test your might as the best Smash player around, you’ll first need to register via the Battlefly system. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 will be broken down by four different regions, each with their own finals matches.

You’ll have three chances to be the best in your region: the first round of Qualifiers begin February 2nd, with the Finals held on February 9th; the next batch starts February 16th, with the winners of those facing off on March 2nd; the last Qualifiers start March 9th, and the Finals will be March 16th.

Overall, there will be 12 players facing off for the title of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Champion at PAX East on March 30th.

For the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019, you and three others must be registered via Battlefly to compete. Registration is now open, and will run until February 10th. Once registered, the tournament will begin with online Turf War play, and continue until the eight-best teams have been determined. From there, the top-four will battle it out for the crown at PAX East.

Both competitions are open to anyone over 13-years of age, and located in Mexico, Canada, and the US. You’ll also need to be a Nintendo Switch Online member. Details have not been announced on how to live-stream the final matches, but Nintendo says there will be a way to do so. If you have any other questions, you’ll likely find the answer in the official rules.

The best part about Nintendo-sanctioned events is that they’re open to the public, making it easy to try your luck! Do you plan on competing this time around? If you do, we’d love to see how your matches go!

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