Nintendo has teamed up with Team Apex to offer an official Super Smash Bros. tournament event.
Super Smash Bros. is starting to get the extended tournament support a popular competitive fighter deserves, it seems:
— Team Apex (@apex_series) January 9, 2015
Apex 2015 will take place from January 30 through February 1 in Secaucus, New Jersey. All four Smash Bros. console games will be included, along with Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3,Guilty Gear X, Killer Instinct and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
To register and get all the details, visit the Apex 2015 website.
Nintendo’s come a long way from the days when it balked at allowing Smash Bros. games to be a part of Evo, hasn’t it?
It turns out that creator Masahiro Sakurai isn’t a huge fan of designing for competitive fighting, and wants Smash Bros. games to remain accessible to everyone, which may explain why Nintendo’s been a bit slow to throw its support behind the eSports scene which has shown the franchise so much love. Let’s hope we see Smash Bros. taking centre stage at more eSports events moving forward.