After Sony Interactive Entertainment purchased the Evolution Championship Series (often called EVO), fans of “Smash Bros.” couldn’t help wondering what the regular “Smash Bros.” tournament held at the annual EVO exhibition would bring. The global COVID-19 pandemic has invested its own wrench in the live demonstration of EVO, but Nintendo seems to be ready to officially support the Smash tournament scene.
“Confirmed. Prepare your A-level game Super Smash Bros competitor. We have partnered with Panda Global to launch the first officially licensed Super Smash Bros. Tournament Tour in North America in 2022.”
As you can see in the tweet above, Nintendo has partnered with Panda Global to bring the “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition and the first official licensed circuit of Super Smash Bros. Melee to North America.” This is unprecedented, because Nintendo Often silent on support for melee tournament scenes.
It is not yet clear exactly what these tournaments will look like-we will announce next year-but Panda said they will provide cash prizes.
While waiting for more information, read about Sony’s purchase of EVO, and then check out the story about the final fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A journey to add Sora to the game after reading Masahiro Sakurai.
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