Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 Takes Place Next Month

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Next month, Amsterdam will become the battleground for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019.

The tournament will see three-man teams from across Europe descend on the Beurs van Berlage, to fight for the chance to compete at the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 which are to be held in Los Angeles on Saturday 8th June.

Those wanting to support their local teams in Amsterdam will soon be able to sign up for a limited number of tickets, while those that can’t make it can watch the event livestreamed on Nintendo’s official Twitch and YouTube channels.

Basic Ruleset of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 Finals

To determine the European Super Smash Bros. Ultimate champions in Amsterdam, qualified teams will be split into 4 groups of 3 teams, with the top 2 teams of each group moving on to the quarter-finals stage.

The winners in group, quarter- and semi-finals will be decided by a best-of-five set, featuring these matches:
Match 1: 2v2
Match 2: 1v1 Smashdown
Match 3: 1v1 Smashdown*
Match 4: 1v1 Smashdown*
Match 5: 3v3 Squad Strike
*Characters picked in previous rounds of Smashdown will not be available

All 3 members of each team must participate in at least one of the first 3 matches of the Set. In the Grand Final, matches 1 – 4 will be best of three.

For full details on the ruleset, please refer to the official tournament rules.

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 will take place at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam between Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th May 2019.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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