National Student Esports (NSE) has partnered with Nintendo UK to launch the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate University Championship.
The event, which features an eight-week online circuit, joined NSE’s winter season. This allows players to earn points for their university as part of the British University Esports Championship.
“Since launch, there have been many requests from students for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, so we are delighted to be able to add such a prestigious, sought-after title to the roster,” said Jonathan Tilbury, Executive Director at NSE.
He said NSE will be working closely with Nintendo UK to ensure that the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate University Championship exceeds all expectations, particularly for players who are incredibly passionate about the community.
The opening tournament for the new circuit takes place on October 10th and the finals will be held at the British University Esports University Championship winter finals in December.
In addition to the championship, NSE will be hosting up to five Super Smash Bros. regional university tournaments with the support of the developer. As part of the partnership, university societies across the UK will receive Nintendo merchandise and be encouraged to run Nintendo events as part of their own society activities.
The deal with Nintendo UK comes quickly after NSE partnered with ESL and Intel to launch the FutureGen development program, an initiative designed to identify upcoming esports talent in UK universities.
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