Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Kicks Off National Tournament Series Oct. 4

In a press release sent to Gaming Cypher this morning, Nintendo announced the National Tournament Series celebration of the Super Smash Bros. launch for 3DS.

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Fans that have what it takes to compete with the best Super Smash Bros. players in the country are about to get a chance to win a trip to New York to show off their skills. On Saturday, Oct. 4, a day after the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, 15 GameStop stores around the country (as well as the Nintendo World store in New York) will host local tournaments for the newly launched all-star fighting game featuring three rounds of four-player battles.

On Saturday, Oct. 4, a day after the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game launches, 15 GameStop s ... On Saturday, Oct. 4, a day after the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game launches, 15 GameStop stores around the country (as well as the Nintendo World store in New York) will host tournaments for the newly launched all-star fighting game. (Photo: Business Wire)

Participants for the 64-player local tournaments on Oct. 4 are selected on a first-come, first-served basis with no pre-registration required. Participants may bring their own Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS systems and/or Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS games to the tournaments, but are not required to do so.

The winners of each local tournament will win a trip to New York to participate in the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament at Nintendo World on Oct. 11, which will be broadcast live on Nintendo’s channels on Twitch and YouTube starting at 6 p.m. ET. During the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament, character customization will play an important role in the action, allowing the top 16 players to engage in an all-out, no-holds-barred battle showcasing all the game has to offer.

The winner of the final tournament will not only bask in the glory of victory, but also win a trophy and champion’s robe. Additional details on how fans can attend the event at Nintendo World will be announced in the future. Nintendo World will also be giving fans an opportunity to purchase Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS before its nationwide launch. Starting at 8 p.m. ET on Oct. 2, Nintendo World will host a smashing fan gathering, allowing attendees to be among the first to purchase Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Each local tournament will begin at 11 a.m. local time on Oct. 4. The participating locations and starting times for each local tournament are as follows:

Location Address
GameStop

Winfield Shopping Center

966 Blossom Hill Road

San Jose, CA 95123

GameStop

Anaheim Town Center

2004 East Lincoln Ave.

Anaheim, CA 92806

GameStop

c/o Barnes & Noble

960 S. Colorado Blvd.

Denver, CO 80246

GameStop

The Brickyard S/C

6451 W. Diversey Parkway, Suite G-9

Chicago, IL 60707

GameStop

Dedham Mall

336 Providence Highway

Dedham, MA 02026

GameStop

St. John’s Plaza

9150 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 16

Ellicott City, MD 21042

GameStop

SWM Skibo S/C

1590 Skibo Road

Bonnie Doone, NC 28303

GameStop

32 E. 14th Street

32 E. 14th St.

New York, NY 10003

GameStop

Bellevue Square

242 Bellevue Square

Bellevue, WA 98004

GameStop

Tower Shops

2140 S. University Drive

Davie, FL 33324

GameStop

Lake Brandon Shoppes

11025 Causeway Blvd.

Brandon, FL 33511

GameStop

SWM Sand Lake Corner

8115 S. John Young Parkway

Orlando, FL 32819

GameStop

Chamblee Village

1841 Chamblee Tucker Rd., Suite 3A

Chamblee, GA 30341

GameStop

c/o Barnes & Noble

3003 W. Holcombe Blvd.

Houston, TX 77025

GameStop

c/o Barnes & Noble

2201 Preston Rd., Suite E

Plano, TX 75093

Nintendo World 10 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY 10020

On Sept. 27, to give fans time to practice for the main event, 100 GameStop locations around the country (including the 15 listed above) will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the same demo version of the game that is currently available in the Nintendo eShop.

Additional terms and conditions apply to the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament series. For full rules and details, visit here.

Super Smash Bros. releases October 3 for 3DS and Holiday 2014 for Wii U.

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Source: Nintendo Press Release