With just over a month until the tournament, Nintendo has revealed the main cast of competitors that will be facing off at the Super Smash Bros. Invitational during E3 — each of which already has a rich history with the series.
And here are your competitors for the Super #SmashBros Invitational 2018! Tune into Nintendo’s live stream 6/12 during the week of #E32018, and see the game in action! https://t.co/7Kiz5KBOkF pic.twitter.com/CkF9j9nMEX
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 9, 2018
After some speculation from fans over just who would be lucky enough to receive an invitation to the highly anticipated event, Nintendo confirmed the lineup early this morning on their social media platforms. Much more so than the previous Invitational, this time around includes professional Smash players exclusively — highlighting some of the best to ever play the game.
Interestingly enough, storied and acclaimed players of both the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Melee eSports scenes will participate. The list features popular gamers MKLeo, Armada, Abadango, Plup, Mr. R, Lucky, and Mango trying to steal the crown away from previous Invitational champion, Zero.
Additionally, other special guests will be in attendance to participate in exhibition matches during the tournament.