Hitbox Announces Super Smash Bros. Event
Hitbox TV, the lesser known competitor of Twitch TV, has announced their first Super Smash Bros. event, “Hitbox Olympus.”
Olympus will take place from Oct. 28-30 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Featuring every competitive Smash Bros. game since 64, the event will be home singles and official doubles tournaments for Melee, Smash 4 and Project M. Each singles tournament will host a pot bonus of $1,000, while the doubles tournaments will have $500. In total, Hitbox is putting $4,500 on the line on top of the bonus pool brought in through the entry fee. Each tournament will cost $10 to enter, meaning that it would theoretically set you back $60 to play in all six, assuming the doubles tournaments costs $10 per participant rather than per team.
Attendees of the tournament will also have access to the concurrent Gameacon Game Convention and the viewing party for the League of Legends World Championship. The organizers of the event have also hinted that there is plenty of more news to come, so stay tuned.
Those interested in participating can sign up through Matcherino, with each singles tournament being capped at 256 participants.
While those not in the know might find it strange that Project M is in attendance, it often being shoved to the side of events due to Nintendo’s distaste with the mod, the game has actually been touted as the event’s headliner. Hitbox Olympus serves as the conclusion of the “Project M Champion Circuit," a series of tournaments across the United States and Canada, and will be streamed by Clash Tournaments.
As of now, no players have announced that they will be attending the event, however it is only recently revealed. There are currently no other events scheduled for September.
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