Nintendo has announced two brand new online esports events for its two flagship Nintendo Switch games—and they both kick off in a matter of weeks.
These events are called the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019, which will have open online qualifiers in February. The finals for both events will be hosted at the PAX East video game conference in Boston on March 30.
The event is exclusive for those in North America, so players from Europe and other regions will not be able to compete this time around.
“This inclusive pair of tournaments is a great way for anyone to show off their skills while playing two of their favorite Nintendo Switch games,” Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said in the press release. “Nintendo games are for everyone, and offer a unique combination of social competitive fun. That’s why we’re opening the qualifying rounds to fans of all skill levels.”
The schedule for both events, as well as the rules, are live now, with Smash Bros. having four online qualifiers between different regions of the U.S. starting on Feb. 2. Splatoon 2, on the other hand, will have a single qualifier tournament from Feb. 10.
If you want to take part though you better hurry. Nintendo is limiting the amount of players that can take part in each region. Anyone just looking to spectate the games, however, can check out the matches live on Twitch.
To check out the full schedule, as well as find out how to enter the tournaments in your area, be sure to check out Nintendo’s website for more details. You will also need to own a Nintendo Switch Online subscription and the games to compete.