Each region will be split up based on parts of North America. Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast. You can check your region here. Each region starts Qualifiers will be held February 2, 2019. Finals will be held February 9, 2019. The registration period for the Regions Online Event 1 is January 22, 2019, through February 2, 2019, at 9:00 AM PT. Check your standard times!
Format: One-on-One (1 player vs. 1 player), single elimination (Best of One)
Seeding will be determined by Battlefy prior to the start of the Tournament. Battlefy to determine seeding based on player ranking and/or play history.
All game results must be reported on Battlefy
Time Limit: 7:00
FS Meter: Off
Damage Handicap: Off
Smash Ball: On
Stage Morph: Off
Stage Hazards: Off
Launch Rate: 1.0x
Underdog Boost: Off
Only Top 4 will advance to the Online Events Final Rounds
Jan. 22 – Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. PT
The team captain must register all four members (and one optional alternate) of the team online via Battlefy.com.
All results must be registered through Battlefy
INK POOLS ONLINE QUALIFIER
Starts at 9 a.m. PT and ends when the top eight teams have been determined.
Required Gameplay and Settings: Once the two designated Teams are in the Private Battle room, the host must select Turf War with the following settings:
Stage : Stages will be pre-determined by Sponsor and displayed on the Battlefy bracket and the Tournament chat before the start of the match.
Weapons/Gear: Anything player has unlocked may be used, except that Splatfest Tees are not allowed to be worn. Any player wearing a Splatfest Tee may result in an automatic loss for their Team in Sponsor’s discretion.
Settings: The host must press X Button for more options, and then set the following settings:
Congratulations to Super Smash Bros. UIltimate and Nintendo. According to Famitsu and MorganStanley, the game has sold 1.3 million units in Japan only. In comparison, Super Smash Bros for 3DS sold around 980,000. This is the Switch’s most successful launch title in Japan. Pokemon Let’s GO Pikachu/Eevee sold 552,000 copies, Splatoon 2sold 631,000 units, and Super Mario Odyssey sold 514,000 copies during their first weekend in Japan.
Have you been playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Who are your favorite characters?
Didn’t watch the direct at 7am like most people?! Don’t worry, I have it covered in this TL; DW for the Nintendo Direct. The game shown was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and it showcased many new characters and info about the game. The animation was stellar in the direct.
Simon Belmont from the Castlevania series joins the list of fighters. His moveset is reminiscent of his NES/SNES whips, items, and attacks.
Echo fighter for Simon: Richter. The voice, animation, and a few moves are different.
King K. Rool joins the fray from the Donkey Kong series. Another big fan request! This fatty comes with his classic rifle, huge stomach strike, and castle!
Alucard is an assist trophy.
The Castlevaniastage featuring the monsters, bosses, and Dracula is Dracula’s Castle. If you hit the candles, it will release items! No wall chickens yet but Dracula only appears at specific times…
Chrom from Fire Emblems Awakening and Dark Samus from Metroid Prime join as Echo Fighters!
You can have echo fighters on the fighter select option
New Donk City Hall from Mario Odyssey. Platforms are rising and falling as you move around the stage. The musicians and Daisy appear as well. The theme of Odyssey will also appear
Returning stages from Melee will include some rebalance changes.
N64 stages are meant to be classic and nostalgic for players
There are now 103 stages to choose from. Every stage has an Omega and Battlefield form.
Every stage now has 8-player mode!
You can turn stage hazards off
A new option called Stage Morph! You can have a stage change midmatch and alter the time when it occurs. Just select two stages before the fight.
Stages now have tracks based on the franchise. You will be able to hear different tracks and can change the frequency of how often it plays!
900 tracks! It is separated by franchises. You can make a playlist
You can listen to it with the screen turned off. Not sure anybody will be casually carrying their Switch to listen to music.
New Battle Options and Rules
You can finally start with stock instead of time.
Whatever option you left it at before is saved.
Stamina battle is now a standard option
Stages are selected before fighters. This gives you the option to choose your character based on the stage if you play competitively.
You can make the option to have the loser choose the stage.
Sudden Death will cause the screen to zoom in to add drama and shorten the KO borders!
Final Smash Meter rather than a Smash Ball. It will charge as you fight but it will be weaker than a Final Smash Ball version
Final Smashes can’t occur at the same time! So no Samus vs Dark Samus Final Smash beam clash
The options are meant for competitive play so it’ll be interesting to see how the Smash community changes with these new options!
Squad Strike: 5v5 or 3v3
Start team fights online with players choosing multiple characters. You can do it solo or with multiple players
Tourney Mode: Start your own tournament and brackets! IT can go up to 32 players.
Smashdown: After each round, those fighters are unselectable and you’ll have to choose different characters. It continues until there are no more characters left
Training Mode Map: It will show you how the characters fight and how they will react based on hits
Classic: Fight through a set number of characters and stages similar to Melee’s adventure mode
Banana gun: Shoots one strong bullet before becoming a banana peel
Killing Edge: Sword which will glow to grow stronger
Bomber: Lift it up and it’ll explode and damage enemies around you
Death’s Scythe: It kills you…if you’re badly damaged
Staff: shoots a laser but it deals more damage the further the enemy is from you