Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018: list of participants revealed

A few weeks ago, Nintendo announced that the new Super Smash Bros. game on Nintendo Switch would be showcased at E3 2018, during the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018. Unlike the Splatoon 2 World Championship, the players competing in this tournament have been selected by Nintendo, and did not win a tournament in their respective region.

And today, Nintendo finally revealed the 8 players that will compete at the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 via the following video:

Here’s additional details about the 8 competitors:

  • 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 California. His favorite Nintendo game is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. He was the champion at EVO 2014.

What’s interesting about the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 is that all the players will be playing the new Super Smash Bros. game for the very first time at the event! Also, other invited guests will be able to play, as announced a few days ago.

Super Smash Bros. (Switch) comes out later this year, worldwide.

Source: Nintendo PR


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