Nintendo kicked off their E3 2019 festivities a few days early with a three-part tournament on Saturday, June 8. After some hard fought battles, the winners emerged victorious while we sat back impressed by the talent portrayed by all the competitors.
The day started off with a Super Mario Maker 2 invitational tournament, where four competitors played on custom-made levels for the first time. Following that was the Splatoon 2 World Championships and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 tournaments.
Below, you can check out the list of winners. If you’d rather not be spoiled, just click the appropriate link below to watch the finals for each tournament:
- Watch the Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational Finals
- Watch the Splatoon 2 World Championship Finals
- Watch the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship Finals
For those of you who’d rather just cut to the list of winners, keep on scrolling…
Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019
AbdallahSmash026 defeated The Completionist by navigating imaginative courses created by the Nintendo Treehouse staff. The final match came down to the wire, as both players had to figure out how to drop 14 icicles on Bowser’s head to defeat him. Game Producer Takashi Tezuka presented AbdallahSmash026 with his trophy. The courses played during the Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019 will also be made available sometime after the game launches nationwide exclusively for Nintendo Switch on June 28.
Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019
In the Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019, GG BOYZ representing Japan defended their title from 2018 by out-splatting teams from the United States, Europe and Australia/New Zealand. GG BOYZ, composed of Dynamon, Taiji, Etona and Yamamicchi, swept FTWin of the United States 4-0 in the best-of-seven finals. GG BOYZ laid their claim to the championship trophy and will have their names etched onto the coveted Sterling Squid commemorating their victory.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3
Team Japan emerged victorious in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 by defeating three other teams on their way to the top. Composed of Konbu, Zackray, Kuro and alternate akasa, Team Japan defeated Team Europe 3-1 in the final best-of-five match. Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser presented Team Japan with their championship trophies and medals.
What did you think about the tournaments? Did the person/team you expected to win actually come out on top? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.
[Source: Press Release Email via Nintendo of America]
Steve is the Senior Editor of NintendoFuse and co-host of the NintendoFuse Podcast. He’s been a Nintendo gamer since age 6 and has been on staff with NintendoFuse since 2008.