Nintendo UK are set to hold a special tournament this year in celebration of Super Smash Bros‘ launch on the Nintendo 3DS. For fans of the fighting franchise, registration for the National UK Championship will begin on October 3, when the game releases for the handheld, and continue until October 8.
Those who wish to enter must have a copy of the game and own a Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS and apply via the following link on Friday: www.nintendo.co.uk/supersmashbros3DStournament. Make sure you get your application in quick – stating your preferred date and location – to be in with a chance of making the heats as places are limited.
All heats will take place between October 11 and 12 at various GAME stores across the UK, with the final taking place on October 31 at York Hall in London. Prizes up for grabs include a Wii U console, a copy of Super Smash Bros Wii U, and a Smash Bros goody bag for the winner of the National UK Championship, while the runner-up will receive the latter prizes, including a copy of the Wii U game and a goody bag. For details on the UK locations, check out the official press release below:
The tournament heats will be held on 11th and 12th October at the following 8 GAME stores across the UK, with the Grand Final set to take place in London on 31st October:
- Edinburgh, St James Centre
- Hull, St Stephens Centre
- Sheffield, Meadowhall
- Manchester, Trafford Centre
- Birmingham, Bullring
- Stratford, London, Westfield
- Chelmsford, Exchange way
- Bristol, Cribbs Causeway
The knock-out rounds will determine 32 finalists, 4 from each of the 8 regional heats, who’ll then battle it out one final time at York Hall in London, to take home the prestigious Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship title and prize. The runner up will also receive a copy of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U when it is released in the UK this winter, along with other Super Smash Bros. goodies, so no one will be going home empty handed!
Don’t want to miss out? Smash Bros. fans can also visit our Facebook page, for the chance to win spectator tickets to the Grand Final on the 31st October – be sure to like our Nintendo 3DS UK page so you don’t miss out on a chance!
Summary of Key Dates for the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Championship
Registration: 3rd to 8th October 2014
Heats: 11th and 12th October 2014
Final: 31st October 2014