Nintendo are teaming up with GameStop to host a Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS “National Open Tournament” in the US. On October 4th, 15 GameStop stores around the country (as well as the Nintendo World Store in New York) will host local tournaments for the game, leading up to a final tournament in NY on October 11th.

 

Each local tournament will consist of 64 players and feature three rounds of 4-player battles. Tournament slots will be selected on a first-come, first served basis, and if you like, you can choose to bring your own Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system (although, this isn’t a requirement). Character customization, Nintendo say, will play an important role in the tournament.

 

The top 16 players from the local tournaments will win a trip to New York, where they will participate in the finals at Nintendo World on October 11th. The finals will be broadcast over Nintendo’s Twitch  and YouTube channels, starting at 6pm EST.

 

The winner of the tournament will receive a trophy and a champion’s robe in commemoration of their achievement. In addition, winners of the local tournaments will win Nintendo 3DS systems and travel and lodging accommodations in New York for the final tournament. Rules for the tournament can be found here.

 

Below is a list of the GameStop stores that will host tournaments:

 

Tournament

Location

Address

Local

GameStop
Winfield Shopping Center
966 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA, 95123

Local

GameStop
Anaheim Town Center
2004 East Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Local

GameStop
c/o Barnes & Noble
960 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246

Local

GameStop
The Brickyard S/C
6451 W. Diversity Ave., Suite G-9
Chicago, IL 60707

Local

GameStop
Dedham Mall
336 Providence Highway
Dedham, MA 02026

Local

GameStop
St. John’s Plaza
9150 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 16
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Local

GameStop
SWM Skibo S/C
1590 Skibo Road
Bonnie Doone, NC 28303

Local

GameStop
32 E 14th Street
32 E 14th St.
New York, NY 10003

Local

GameStop
Bellevue Square
242 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004

Local

GameStop
Tower Shops
2140 S. University Drive
Davie, FL 33324

Local

GameStop
Lake Brandon Shoppes
11025 Causeway Blvd.
Brandon, FL 33511

Local

GameStop
SWM Sand Lake Corner
8115 S John Young Parkway
Orlando, FL 32819

Local

GameStop
Chamblee Village
1841 Chamblee Tucker Rd., Suite 3A
Chamblee, GA 30341

Local

GameStop
c/o Barnes & Noble
3003 W Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025

Local

GameStop
c/o Barnes & Noble
2201 Preston Rd., Suite E
Plano, TX 75093

Local, National

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New York, NY 10020
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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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