Though their journey to the Grand Finals was filled with turbulence, the representative from Japan absolutely stomped Team Europe in the Smash Ultimate World Championship Finals.

The finale of Nintendo’s epic Saturday of Esports championships culminated with the best teams in the world of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate facing off for global supremacy.

After some pretty stellar (and rather close) competition throughout the elimination bracket, a win over North America would send Japan to the Nintendo Super Smash Bros. World Championship Grand Finals. Team Europe would defeat Team Australia to earn their spot in the biggest matchup of the year. 

Grand Finals

Team Japan would take a very early and quick 2-0 lead in their best-of-five against Team Europe after back-to-back 3-stock sweeps. 

With some epic play in Game 3, Team Europe would set-up a change to take things all the way, but they would eventually fall in Game 4 to Team Japan. 

Back-to-Back World Champs

Much like the Nintendo Splatoon 2 World Championships, Japan has been ruling the competitive market on the international Smash stage. This, however, is only really the beginning of the competitive action for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate -- which only came out last December. 

After the win, Masahiro Sakurai (the creator of Smash Bros.) wished the winning team congratulations. All of the teams that attended today’s Nintendo World Championships

Smash Ultimate Online Open

To dress the champions in their medals, newly appointed President of Nintendo of America Doug Bowser took to the stage (to a huge amount of audience appreciation and chants), where he also announced the first ever Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Open. 

Four winners will receive travel, accommodations, and participant passes to EVO 2019 where they will be able to compete against some of the best Smash players on Earth. 

For more from Nintendo at E3, be sure to tune into the Nintendo E3 Direct on Tuesday morning.



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