Super Smash Bros Invitational Tournament participants

From left to right, the Super Smash Bros Invitational Tournament participants are MKLeo, ZeRo, Armada, Abadango, Plup, Mr. R, Lucky and the one and only Mang0.

Prior to the release of Super Smash Bros 4, Nintendo hosted a tournament during E3 in 2014 to show off the game, and now, four years later, they are at it again with the Smash Bros game mysteriously revealed in a recent Nintendo Direct.

After the conclusion of the Splatoon 2 World Championship on June 12th, the Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 tournament will immediately be underway!

In a video recently released on Nintendo’s e3 website the invited participants for this tournament have been revealed. Among the contestants are some very intriguing names for people who have followed competitive Smash.

Among them are the likes of Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios, Adam “Armada” Lingren and Joseph “Mang0” Marquez.

Widely considered to be the best Smash 4 player in the world, ZeRo had a record of 56 consecutive tournament victories which started with the aforementioned Invitational Smash 4 tournament in 2014. ZeRo specializes in using Shiek and Diddy Kong. He terrorizes his opponents with his excellent prediction capabilities and with Diddy’s nearly guaranteed down-throw to up-B true “hoo hah” combo.

Mango has been long considered by many to be the world’s best Melee player with a style once compared to jazz in the fantastic Smash Bros documentary. Mango has long used Fox as his main and is also well known for his aggressive playing style with Marth. Mango overwhelms his opponents through skillful utilization of Melee’s technically advanced skills such as wavedashing and L Canceling and is a truly terrifying opponent.

Armada is another astounding Melee player who is a Peach specialist and is known for his technical mastery of Melee.  He is another contender for the title of “best Melee player in the world”. His achievements include major tournament victories at EVO 2015, The Big House 5 and Smash Summit.

Other participants in this tournament include MkLeo, Abadango, Plup, Mr. R and Lucky. Check out the embedded trailer for more information on each contestant.

In a tournament so full of big names within the Smash Bros community including some of the Smash Gods, there is sure to be a lot of excitement! Who do you think will emerge victorious in this tournament? And where are HBox and Mew2King?! Let us know in the comments below!

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