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Nintendo is pushing its newest games into the world of esports

Nintendo is pushing its newest games into the world of esports

WATCH | The legendary company is looking to enter modern competitive gaming with the Switch and a few of its new games.

At E3 in Los Angeles, Nintendo held three different invitationals.


The World Inkling Invitational brought Splatoon 2 to an international stage, with representative froms Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe, and the United States, with Deadbeat taking the win overall.


The Pokken Tournament DX Invitational brought out eight YouTube and Twitch celebrities to compete in four two-person teams. MatPat and Allister Singh won overall, and then competed against the two developers of the game for the final "boss."

The last invitational featured ARMS, and was open to all attendees at E3. The top four who qualified competed against expert gamers. Eventually, event attendee Zerk went all the way to the top to face developer Kosuke Yabuki. "Mr. Yabuki" won in a dominating fashion, but Zerk still claimed the belt.

Nintendo Versus was also launched to document the company's competitive news.

Nintendo is looking to push into competitive gaming but in a different fashion. According to an interview done at Glixel with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, they hope to make their competitions more open for anyone. This hints at hosting more invitationals rather than "pro" tournaments or leagues.

Although Nintendo is pushing these games, the thriving Smash community has yet to be thrown into the mix, a disappointment to many.

Currently, no further plans have been announced.

Nintendo is pushing its newest games into the world of esports

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