Nintendo and ESL head to Supanova Melbourne To Crown The Splatoon 2 And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australian And New Zealand Champions Live On 6th And 7th April

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1st April, 2019 – After a month of top-level Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate play across Australia and New Zealand, the time has come for these top teams and players to take to the big stage, when they meet in Melbourne from 6th April – 7th April at the Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open Grand Final. Two highly-skilled Splatoon 2 teams and eight top-tier Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players will duke it out in their respective grand finals for the title of Australian and New Zealand champions and the opportunity to compete in the global championships for both Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in Los Angeles in June.

On Saturday 6th April at 1:00pm AEDT, the Splatoon 2 Australasian Open Grand Final will be played live on stage at Supanova in Melbourne and broadcast on ESL Australia’s Twitch channel, with members of the winning team walking away with the title of Australian and New Zealand Splatoon 2 Australasian Open Champions. Furthermore, the winning team from this Saturday’s grand final event will head to Los Angeles to represent Australia and New Zealand at the Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019 on Saturday 8th June, competing against the best teams from Japan, Europe and the U.S./Canada.

Team Morning Sun

Looking to bring the heat to the finals, this team of experienced Splatoon 2 competitive players stormed to victory in Online Qualifier #1 of the Splatoon 2 Australasian Open, losing only one game in the whole qualifier (to last year’s runners-up ScarthAce).

Morning Sun’s Splat Dualies wielder, Rivir, competed in last year’s Splatoon 2 World Championship at E3 with Yeah Nah, and will be looking to capitalise on that experience when his team takes on Lime Soda this Saturday.

Team Lime Soda

After placing 17th in Online Qualifier #1, Lime Soda worked hard and came back stronger, claiming victory over two-time AUNZ Splatoon champion Latias’ new team Fresh Fish in the final of Online Qualifier #2.

Lime Soda includes some of the youngest competitors in the Splatoon 2 Australasian Open, with all members aged under 18! These young guns are no stranger to top-level play and are excited for the chance to be Australian and New Zealand champions.

A competitor from last year's Splatoon 2 finals' at Supanova Melbourne

On Sunday 7th April at 11:00am AEST, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open Grand Final will be played live on stage at Supanova in Melbourne and broadcast on ESL Australia’s Twitch channel, with the winner being crowned the Australian and New Zealand Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open Champion. The top three players (plus 4th place as a reserve player) will then head to Los Angeles to represent Australia and New Zealand at the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 on Saturday 8th June, competing against the best teams from Japan, Europe and the U.S./Canada.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Finalists

Six players from Australia and two players from New Zealand will face off in a single-elimination bracket to decide the champion. Australian players Con_lias, JDash and LoneZen were the top three players from Online Qualifier #1, with New Zealand player Narth the top player in New Zealand’s Online Qualifier #1. Online Qualifier #2 proved to be a chance for redemption for many players knocked out in Qualifier #1, with Australian first-place player Ghost storming through the qualifiers and losing only one game in eight rounds. Ghost had been knocked out in the quarter final of Online Qualifier #1 by LoneZen and will face him in the first round of the live finals at Supanova. Australian player Pillowtalk was also knocked out in the semi finals of Online Qualifier #1 but is back after coming second in Online Qualifier #2, with the youngest finalist SebPro101 rounding out the top three. But it is New Zealand’s winner from Online Qualifier #2 who has come back the strongest: after losing in the grand final of Online Qualifier #1 to Narth, Ichigo dominated Online Qualifier #2 for New Zealand with no games lost.

Follow us on Twitter on the 6th and 7th of April for updates on the teams and players as they battle it out to be named Australian and New Zealand Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Champions.

Don’t miss the finest Splatoon 2 teams and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players from across Australia and New Zealand battling it out at the Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open 2019. The climactic grand finals will be streamed live on 6th April at 1:00pm AEDT and 7th April at 11:00am AEST on ESL Australia’s Twitch channel.

Related live-streaming channels:

  • Saturday 6th April at 1:00pm AEDT || Splatoon 2 Australasian Open Grand Final ||
    Watch live on Twitch
  • Sunday 7th April at 11:00am AEST || Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Australasian Open Grand Final || Watch live on Twitch


Additional Links:

Nintendo Switch website: http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendo-switch/

Nintendo Australia website: http://www.nintendo.com.au/   

Nintendo Australia Twitter: https://twitter.com/NintendoAUNZ

Nintendo Australia Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NintendoAUNZ

Nintendo AU on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nintendoau

ESL Splatoon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ESLSplatoon

ESL Super Smash Bros. on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ESLSSB

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