Update: We now know the invitees for the Pokkén DX Invitational!
A new official Nintendo Twitter account has appeared, apparently created for sharing Nintendo's competitive updates.
The Nintendo Versus Twitter posted three pictures which talk about the Splatoon 2, ARMS, and Pokkén DX tournaments that will be taking place at E3. The images list the invitees, format, prizes, and announcers for the three games.
The tournament will take place Wednesday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. This information can also be found on Nintendo's official website. While ARMS and Splatoon already have confirmed invitees, Pokkén's competitors are simply listed as "Eight YouTube and Twitch stars". It will be interesting to see who gets invited to this prestigious event!
Update: The Nintendo Versus Twitter has confirmed the eight invitees for the Pokkén Invitational.
- MatPat (Game Theory)
- NRG Nairo (Top Smash 4 Player)
- Stephanie Patrick (Game Theory)
- JD Witherspoon (Run JD Run)
- Justin Wong (Top Fighting Game Player)
- Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy)
- Allister Singh (Top Pokkén Tournament Player)
- Ken Hoang (Super Smash Bros. Melee Legend)
Another exciting piece of news is that the crew battle will require at least four people to use one of the five new characters: Darkrai, Scizor, Croagunk, Empoleon, or Decidueye. There will be four teams of two, and the other member of each team "can choose one of the original characters".
Jordan Kent (a TV studio host) will be an announcer for all of the Nintendo Invitationals. Aside from Kent, D'Ron "D1" Maingrette and VikkiKitty will be casting for Pokkén and ARMS. D1 and VikkiKitty are established casters in the Smash community, and D1 was one of The Pokémon Company's main Pokkén casters during Season 1.
Name: 2017 Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational
Date: Wednesday, June 14
Time: 10:30 a.m. PT*
Competitors: Eight YouTube and Twitch stars
Format: Crew battle with four teams and two players per team. Random draft order. The first person in each crew must choose one of the new characters; the other person can choose one of the original characters.
Prize: Winners will each receive a Pokkén Tournament DX art piece signed by Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, and members of the development team.
Casters: Jordan Kent, D1 and VikkiKitty
We will continue to bring updates regarding the E3 Invitational and Pokkén Tournament DX as it comes!
Edited by Jetsplit