Team Lime Soda and Ghost Named Australian and New Zealand Champions and Will Represent Australia and New Zealand at the World Championships in Los Angeles This June

Team Lime Soda takes the trophy with a nail-biting win against Morning Sun, while Ghost takes first place and will be joined by SebPro101 and Ichigo in Los Angeles

8th April, 2018 – After a month of competing at the highest level across Australia and New Zealand, the two Splatoon 2 top-ranked teams and eight Super Smash Bros. Ultimate top-ranked players came together for the Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open Grand Final in Melbourne this past weekend. After thrilling grand finals at Supanova Melbourne for both titles, it was team Lime Soda who came out on top with a 5-4 victory against Morning Sun in the Splatoon 2 Australasian Open Grand Final, and Ghost was named Australasian Champion with a concise 3-1 victory against SebPro101 in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open Grand Final.

Team Lime Soda, winners of the Splatoon 2 Australasian Open

Splatoon 2 Australasian Open Grand Final

In Saturday’s grand final, team Lime Soda showed that youth is no barrier to skill by coming back from four games down to defeat Morning Sun in a heart-stopping 5-4 final result. Both teams leave with special jerseys and gleaming trophies, but team Lime Soda has now earned the title of Splatoon 2 Australian and New Zealand Champions and will represent Australia and New Zealand on the biggest stage of all, at the Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019 on 8th June in Los Angeles. They’ll be up against the top teams from the U.S. and Canada, Europe, and Japan – can they emerge victorious on the world stage?

To see how team Lime Soda secured their ticket to Los Angeles, you can watch the Splatoon 2 Australasian Open enthralling final on the ESL Australia Twitch channel.

While team Lime Soda have been named champions, team Morning Sun showed superb skills in their domination of Online Qualifier #1 and performed valiantly in the grand final. We thank Morning Sun for showing the breadth and depth of Splatoon 2 talent in the Australian and New Zealand community.

The top 4 competitors after the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open Grand Final, and Nintendo Australia Managing Director, Mr. Yoshimura

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open Grand Final

Sunday’s grand final saw Australian local Ghost smash their opponents to emerge as the Australian and New Zealand Champion. Favouring Peach while competing in 3v3 Squad Strike, Ghost dominated in the quarter and semi finals, culminating in a thrilling grand final against SebPro101. With the top two places decided, it was between Ichigo and PillowTalk to battle for the third place on Team Australia/New Zealand, with New Zealand local Ichigo overcoming PillowTalk in exhilarating fashion with a 3-0 result. Ghost, SebPro101 and Ichigo, with PillowTalk as sub, will now represent Australia and New Zealand on the biggest stage of all, at the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 on 8th June in Los Angeles, featuring the top players from the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Japan.

To see how Ghost secured their ticket to Los Angeles, you can watch the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open finals on the ESL Australia Twitch channel.

While Ghost, SebPro101, Ichigo and PillowTalk (as sub) have been named champions, we also thank and applaud Con_lias, Narth, LoneZen and JDash for their efforts in excelling in the online qualifiers, defeating some of the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players in Australia and New Zealand, and for their valiant battles during the finals at Supanova in Melbourne.

Thank you to all of the players who participated in the Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open, and to all of those who tuned in to the livestream or attended the grand final at Supanova in Melbourne.

We look forward to welcoming more players into the Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community as it continues to grow long into the future.

Stay tuned to Nintendo social media channels to follow team Lime Soda and Ghost, SebPro101 and Ichigo’s preparations for the World Championships, and more details about the Los Angeles event will be announced in the future.

Team Lime Soda were crowned Splatoon 2 Australian and New Zealand Champions in Melbourne on Saturday, and Ghost was crowned Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australian and New Zealand Champion in Melbourne on Sunday. Viewers can relive the excitement by watching the finals on Twitch. Team Lime Soda and Ghost, SebPro101 and Ichigo will now have their eyes on an even bigger prize as they prepare to compete at the Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championships on 8th June in Los Angeles.

Related videos

Splatoon 2 Australasian Open final  https://www.twitch.tv/videos/406779751
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open Finals  https://www.twitch.tv/videos/407316120

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