September’s Nintendo Live expo has an…amiibo tournament?!

Finally, a justification for all that plastic

Today, Nintendo finally unveiled some more details for the upcoming September 1-4 “Nintendo Live” expo in Seattle, Washington: and there’s a crazy curio buried in that memo. While the customary competitive events for Smash, Mario Kart 8, and Splatoon 3 will commence as normal, an amiibo tournament is also happening.

Here’s the full schedule of all of the events being held at Nintendo Live

Gaming tournaments:

  • Sept. 1: On the first day of Nintendo Live 2023, the Super Smash Bros. Squad Strike tournament will be open for fans ages 13+ who want to show off their versatile skills in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game.
  • Sept. 2: The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2023 Championships will be held on Sept. 2, with an on-site last-chance qualifier for those looking to race their way onto the big stage.
  • Sept. 3: On Sept. 3, the spotlight will be on the next generation of fighters with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo+me Exhibition 2023. Attendees 10-16 years of age can train up their amiibo fighters and take on other entrants and their amiibo fighters to see who will win.
  • Sept. 4: Closing out the event is the Splatoon 3 2023 Championships, featuring the top qualifying teams from the upcoming Splatoon 3 Championship Qualifiers 2023 coming up June 3-4 and June 10-11.

Note the curious addition of “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo+me Exhibition 2023″ According to the brief description of the event, attendees “10-16 years of age” will train figures to fight in CPU matches. It’s a fascinating feature that should have been pushed a bit more at launch, especially since every single Smash line amiibo works with it.

You can find all of the latest info on Nintendo Live here. You have until June 22, 2023 to register.

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