Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Online Tournament Will Award Winners With Free Games
The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North American Online Open May 2020 will give the top four players some free games, Nintendo has announced.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has a new online tournament kicking off on May 30, and players will be competing to win free games and DLC. The North American tournament, which is now open for registration, will run each weekend until June 21. Competition will play out across eight regions, and each week one winner from between two regions will be crowned and given a prize.
The top four players across the tournament will win download codes for Splatoon 2, Arms, and the second Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass, with one winner being picked each weekend. It's not quite as grand as a traditional esports tournament prize, but it's better than nothing.
3, 2, 1, GO! The #SmashBrosUltimate North American Online Open May 2020 tournament kicks off on 5/30 and is open for registration today! The top 4 players will win download codes for the Fighters Pass Vol. 2, #Splatoon2, and #ARMS. Register today!https://t.co/PY1OAYYlId pic.twitter.com/ycd5mLXMSL— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 21, 2020
The tournament will feature best-of-3 sets matches with items turned off. You can register now, but you must be a citizen of North America, Canada, or Mexico to enter. Registration will close on May 30 at 8AM PDT.
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