Nintendo Switch Tournament Series Continues During Nintendo’s Activities at E3 2019

The Winners of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North
America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open
2019 Finals to Compete in Global Championships

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After weeks of qualifiers and regional finals, the winners of the
Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash Bros.
Ultimate North America Open 2019 tournaments were just crowned at the
PAX East video game convention in Boston. The four-player team FTWIN
splatted its way to victory in the Splatoon
2
final event, while the three-person team from the Southeast
region of the U.S., composed of Wrath, Devonte and Poltergust, smashed
their opponents to emerge as the victors in the Super
Smash Bros. Ultimate
finals. Poltergust won the final
match using Yoshi.


But the finals at PAX East are not the end for this exciting series of Nintendo
Switch
tournaments. The winners of these tournaments will now head
to Los Angeles to represent North America in the global
championships for both Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros.
Ultimate
. The epic team-based Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World
Championship 2019 3v3 and the Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019
tournaments will take place on Saturday, June 8, in Los Angeles. Both
events will feature players from North America, Europe, Japan and
Australia/New Zealand. More details about this exciting event, including
how to attend or watch live online, will be revealed in the future. Keep
an eye on e3.nintendo.com
for more information.

“We will showcase some of the best players of some of our biggest games
on a huge international stage,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Whether you’re cheering
for a favorite player or you just love to watch top-level competitive
play, you’ll see how these events highlight the Nintendo community and
bring people together.”

For more information about these Nintendo Switch tournaments, visit e3.nintendo.com.

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/.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch
system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES,
Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii
and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that
have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong,
Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo.com/.

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