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Nintendo Announces E3 2019 Plans

Nintendo E3 2019


Australian and New Zealand teams to compete against the world’s best squads in tournaments for Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo has outlined its plans for the E3 2019 video game trade show, which takes place 11th – 13th June at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The weekend before the show includes two competitions featuring top players of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 from around the world. Returning activities during the week include a Nintendo Direct presentation in the early morning of Wednesday 12th June AEST, and Nintendo Treehouse: Live, a daily livestream from E3 featuring live gameplay and in-depth analysis of games featured at E3. Nintendo will feature many playable Nintendo Switch games at its booth.

 Some of Nintendo’s activities at E3 2019 include:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 Tournaments

The team-based Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 and the Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019 tournaments will take place on Sunday 9th June, scheduled to begin at 4:00am AEST.

Both events will feature players from North America, Europe, Japan and Australia/New Zealand. The competitions will be livestreamed in English via Nintendo’s E3 2019 website*. Nintendo will communicate additional details about these tournaments at a later time.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

After defeating the best players across Australia and New Zealand at the Australasian Open finals on Sunday 7th April, Australia & New Zealand’s team of Ghost, SebPro101 and Ichigo will be looking to pull off an upset against strong opposition from around the world, including North America’s team of Wrath, Devonte and Poltergust, as well as qualified squads from Japan and Europe. To see how Australia & New Zealand’s team of Ghost, SebPro101 and Ichigo qualified, check out the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open finals on the ESL Australia Twitch channel.

Splatoon 2

The youthful squid squad Lime Soda took the Australian and New Zealand crown in April in a thrilling reverse sweep against Morning Sun, coming from four games down to emerging victorious with a 5-4 final result. The team of Geo, Will, Yoshiko and ShockWavee will be hoping to continue their exhilarating performance and claim the world number one title, ahead of teams like reigning world champions GGBoyz of Japan, FTWIN from North America, and Europe’s Alliance Rogue. The action takes place on 9th June AEST.

Nintendo Direct E3 2019

The presentation will begin at 2:00am AEST on 12th June. The presentation, which focuses entirely on software, will offer a look at games scheduled to launch in 2019. Viewers can watch it by visiting Nintendo’s E3 2019 website*.

Nintendo Treehouse: Live

The livestream hosted by Nintendo of America’s Treehouse staff right from Nintendo’s E3 booth returns to give viewers a deeper look into select games, along with commentary by those who know the games best. People can view the livestream in English at Nintendo’s E3 2019 website*. Additional details about Nintendo Treehouse: Live will be announced at a later date.

 For the most up-to-date information about Nintendo’s presence at E3 2019, keep an eye on Nintendo’s E3 2019 website*.

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