Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 tourneys will rock Gamescom 2019

Europe’s largest gaming expo is just around the corner, as all eyes in the industry turn to Gamescom 2019. Earlier today, Nintendo of Europe announced their plans for the trade fair at Cologne, Germany, intending to feature some high profile games coming to the Nintendo Switch towards the end of the year. Games aren’t the only thing Nintendo will feature at Gamescom, as this year’s showing will also feature tournaments for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2.

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On August 22, standout players from the Smash Ball Team Cup are invited to participate in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Gamescom 2019 Invitational. The winners will then compete in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Challenge Cup in Kyoto, Japan on October 14; from there, they will throw down as a team against squads from Japan and North America. Nintendo of Europe will soon allow fans to nominate competitors they would like to see at the Gamescom invitational, so keep an eye out for more details! Nintendo UK will livestream the whole shebang on their YouTube channel.

On top of the Invitational, Gamescom will also host qualifier rounds for the next seasons of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Team Cup and Splatoon 2 European Championship. These will be livestreamed as well, albeit in German, on August 23 and 24 respectively. If the language barrier isn’t a problem, one might as well continue to tune in to Nintendo’s Gamescom livestreams and watch a ton intense matchups go down!

In related news, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate recently updated to version 4.0, featuring new online modes and Dragon Quest‘s Hero as a new DLC fighter. Splatoon 2, on the other hand, just updated to version 5.0 after the game’s final Splatfest, with Nintendo recently wrapping up ongoing support for the third-person ink shooter.

Are you looking forward to this year’s Gamescom? Do you intend to compete in the qualifiers? Let us know in the comments!

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Jeffrey McDonell
I'm just a hobbyist freelancer who writes for fun, previously under Gamnesia and The Sonic Stadium. I grew up on Nintendo consoles since the Game Boy Advance and GameCube—with standouts like Sonic, Mario, and Zelda defining my childhood—and am especially fond of video game music and remixes.