Nintendo Reveals "Super Smash Bros." Invitational Tournament Lineup

Tournament is set to take place the same week as this year's E3 2018 event

New challengers are officially approaching for Nintendo's big Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 Tournament, which is set to take place the same week as this year's E3. Ahead of the June 12 showdown, Nintendo has revealed the tournament's participants. Check out an introduction to the global list of invited players in the video below. 

 

 

This will mark the first time playing Super Smash Bros. on Switch for all of the players, and there will also be other unannounced invited guests who "might be playing."

 

 

Here's a breakdown of each participant from Nintendo: 

 

  • MkLeo – A professional Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player from Mexico. His favorite Nintendo game is Fire Emblem. He was the champion at GENESIS 4 and GENESIS 5. He was also the EVO Japan 2018 champion.
  • ZeRo – A professional Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player from Chile. His favorite Nintendo game is Xenoblade Chronicles. His hobbies include writing and motocross. He was the champion at EVO 2015 and GENESIS 3. He also won the Super Smash Bros. Invitational in 2014.
  • Armada – A professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player from Sweden. His favorite Nintendo game is Super Mario 64. His hobbies include ice hockey and table tennis. He’s the GENESIS 2 singles champion and the GENESIS 4 doubles champion.
  • Abadango – A professional Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player from Japan. His favorite Nintendo franchise is the Xenoblade series. His hobbies include watching anime and reading. He was the runner-up at EVO Japan 2018. He also ranked in the top five at EVO 2016 and GENESIS 4.
  • Plup – A professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player from Florida. His favorite Nintendo game is Super Metroid, and his favorite Nintendo memory is beating Super Metroid for the first time. He was the champion at GENESIS 5.
  • Mr. R – A professional Super Smash Bros. for Wii U player from the Netherlands. His favorite Nintendo game is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. His hobbies include reading manga and traveling. He was the runner-up at EVO 2015.
  • Lucky – A professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player from California. His favorite Nintendo game is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He ranked in the top five at EVO 2017 and at GENESIS 5.
  • Mang0 – A professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player from CaliforniaHis favorite Nintendo game is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. He was the champion at EVO 2014.

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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