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Nintendo is hosting a Super Smash Bros 3DS tournament at GameStop stores across the United States on October 4, the day after the game launches. Tournaments will be held at 16 stores across the country, including 15 GameStop locations in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, Washington, Florida, Georgia and Texas, plus the Nintendo World store in New York.

"Participants for the 64-player local tournaments on October 4 are selected on a first-come, first-served basis with no pre-registration required," Nintendo says in a press release. "Participants may bring their own Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS systems and/or Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS games to the tournaments, but are not required to do so."

Tournament winners will be flown out to the New York Nintendo World store on October 11 to compete in the Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament. See the full list of GameStop stores hosting tournaments on October 4 in the press release below.
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NATIONAL TOURNAMENT SERIES CELEBRATING SUPER SMASH BROS. FOR NINTENDO 3DS LAUNCH KICKS OFF OCT. 4

Sept. 25, 2014

Fans that have what it takes to compete with the best Super Smash Bros. players in the country are about to get a chance to win a trip to New York to show off their skills. On Saturday, Oct. 4, a day after the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, 15 GameStop stores around the country (as well as the Nintendo World store in New York) will host local tournaments for the newly launched all-star fighting game featuring three rounds of four-player battles.

Participants for the 64-player local tournaments on Oct. 4 are selected on a first-come, first-served basis with no pre-registration required. Participants may bring their own Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS systems and/or Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS games to the tournaments, but are not required to do so.

The winners of each local tournament will win a trip to New York to participate in the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament at Nintendo World on Oct. 11, which will be broadcast live on Nintendo's channels on Twitch and YouTube starting at 6 p.m. ET. During the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament, character customization will play an important role in the action, allowing the top 16 players to engage in an all-out, no-holds-barred battle showcasing all the game has to offer.

The winner of the final tournament will not only bask in the glory of victory, but also win a trophy and champion's robe. Additional details on how fans can attend the event at Nintendo World will be announced in the future. Nintendo World will also be giving fans an opportunity to purchase Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS before its nationwide launch. Starting at 8 p.m. ET on Oct. 2, Nintendo World will host a smashing fan gathering, allowing attendees to be among the first to purchase Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Each local tournament will begin at 11 a.m. local time on Oct. 4. The participating locations and starting times for each local tournament are as follows:
Location Address
GameStop
Winfield Shopping Center
966 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95123
GameStop
Anaheim Town Center
2004 East Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
GameStop
c/o Barnes & Noble
960 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80246
GameStop
The Brickyard S/C
6451 W. Diversey Parkway, Suite G-9
Chicago, IL 60707
GameStop
Dedham Mall
336 Providence Highway
Dedham, MA 02026
GameStop
St. John's Plaza
9150 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 16
Ellicott City, MD 21042
GameStop
SWM Skibo S/C
1590 Skibo Road
Bonnie Doone, NC 28303
GameStop
32 E. 14th Street
32 E. 14th St.
New York, NY 10003
GameStop
Bellevue Square
242 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004
GameStop
Tower Shops
2140 S. University Drive
Davie, FL 33324
GameStop
Lake Brandon Shoppes
11025 Causeway Blvd.
Brandon, FL 33511
GameStop
SWM Sand Lake Corner
8115 S. John Young Parkway
Orlando, FL 32819
GameStop
Chamblee Village
1841 Chamblee Tucker Rd., Suite 3A
Chamblee, GA 30341
GameStop
c/o Barnes & Noble
3003 W. Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025
GameStop
c/o Barnes & Noble
2201 Preston Rd., Suite E
Plano, TX 75093
Nintendo World 10 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
On Sept. 27, to give fans time to practice for the main event, 100 GameStop locations around the country (including the 15 listed above) will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy the same demo version of the game that is currently available in the Nintendo eShop.
Additional terms and conditions apply to the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS National Open Tournament series. For full rules and details, visit http://smashbros.nintendo.com/rules/.
For more information about Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.smashbros.com/us/.

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