Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pre-Release Tournament

Super Smash Bros. Brawl, an online fighting game with popular Nintendo Mascots, is scheduled for release on 3/9/2008. To kick off the celebrations, literally, Nintendo is throwing a coast-to-coast tournament. Over 1,000 contests will battle for the grand prize – a custom designed, crystal covered Wii, and other valuable items.

Combatants will face-off at various location in the United States. Each regional tournament will have 256 people, competing in one-on-one / single elimination brawls. The winners from those tournaments will advance into the final round – a multiplayer brawl at a Best Buy in NYC.

Here’s the tournament schedule…

Feb. 16
Doors open at 3 p.m.
Orpheum Theater
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Feb. 23
Doors open at 2 p.m.
Ten15 Folsom
1015 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

March 1
Doors open at 3 p.m.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Olden Hall Campus Center, Odeum
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609

March 8
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Best Buy (NOHO)
622 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

To the victor goes the spoils. The grand prize winner will receive a crystal-coated Wii with a design from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a home theater system from Best Buy and a copy of the game. The second-place finisher will receive one Wii system and Wii Remote, one copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and a $1,000 Best Buy gift card. The third-place finisher will receive a Wii and Wii Remote, a copy of the game and a $500 Best Buy gift card. The fourth-place finisher will receive a Wii, an extra Wii Remote, a copy of the game and a $250 Best Buy gift card.

“Super Smash Bros. is one of the world’s most popular game franchises because it draws in characters from across the Nintendo universe and beyond for some all-out fighting fun,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing. “Super Smash Bros. Brawl has extreme appeal among our core audience, but these tournaments are a great way to get new fans involved as well – before the game is even available in stores.”

6 thoughts on “Super Smash Bros. Brawl Pre-Release Tournament”

  1. Here’s the official word from Nintendo…

    Each regional tournament will provide the first 256 people in attendance the chance to “brawl” one-on-one with other contestants in a single-elimination tournament to determine a winner in each market. Regional winners will face off in a final multiplayer “brawl” at the New York City tournament.

    It would seem that you have to be there early and wait in line. There are some pretty dedicated Nintendo fans out there, so I have no idea how early you’d want to get there before the doors open.

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