Super Smash Bros. is headed to a Olympics! Sort of.

September 4, 2016 - Super Smash Bros

Esports are strictly sports — at slightest as distant as U.S. jaunty visas are concerned — so it creates a bit of clarity that there should be videogames during a Olympics. These titles may not be technically compared with a tangible Olympic games, though they are removing their possibility in a sun in Rio later this month with an muster of their really own.

Running from Aug 15th to 16th, a Rio de Janeiro eGames Showcase will be hosting full-on, general tournaments for a span of high-profile rival games, specifically the multiplayer online conflict locus (MOBA) Smite and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The eGames website facilities a horde of veteran players from around a world, including Leonardo “MK Leo” Lopez, Larry “Larry Lurr” Holland, and Elliot “Ally” Carroza-Oyarce, who came in initial during a Smash for Wii U contest during Evolution only final month.

The eventuality is being put on by a International eGames Committee (IEGC), a non-profit launched progressing this year as partial of a London Games Festival, with support from a UK supervision and a International Olympic Committee (IOC). Like a Olympics, there will be a clever importance on a players’ countries of origin, with 6 countries now set to compete: a US, a UK, Canada, Mexico, Trinidad Tobago, and horde nation Brazil.

Both games’ tournaments will be livestreamed, with a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U contest kicking off on Aug 16th during 11:00 AM internal time (or 7:00 AM PT).

Top image: Actually Mario Sonic during a Rio 2016 Olympic Games and not Smash Bros. during all. We’re such fakers.

(h/t The Mary Sue, MCV, U.S. Gamer.)

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