Nintendo Announces Players for their Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018

Nintendo’s E3 2018 plans will include two days of high-level competitive action. On Monday, June 11, from 3:30 pm to 6 pm Pacific Time, teams from all over the world will compete in the opening rounds of the Splatoon 2 World Championship tournament. The Splatoon 2 finals will take place the following day, June 12.

Right after that, also on Tuesday, is the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament with eight pre-selected players competing for the first time in the upcoming Nintendo Switch version. We have also been told other players will be present to play the game in exhibition matches. In the past, this list has included celebrities and the President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime.

Nintendo recently announced the list of eight competitors, which includes expert Super Smash Bros. players from six different countries. Check out the video to see them. For those who prefer the written word, though, we have the full list just below the video.

The announced lineup of competitors includes:

  • 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.

Are you excited about the Super Smash Bros. Invitational? Will you be watching live? Let us know who you think will win in the comments below!

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