Super Smash Bros Ultimate North American Open: Dates, Format, Prizes and Rules
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Super Smash Bros Ultimate North American Open: Dates, Format, Prizes and Rules

Lloyd Coombes
21 October 2020

A new challenger approaches!

Super Smash Bros Ultimate's North American Online Open kicks off this month, and it'll be a great chance to see the best players take control of their favourite characters from Nintendo and beyond.

Check out all our updates below, including how you can enter.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate: North American Open

Tournament Dates And Format

Four regions will be duking it out over two weekends starting on October 24.

Play as much as you want during the 3 hours ladder round:

Region 1 and Region 2 will begin at 10:00 AM PT on October 24, 2020
Region 3 and Region 4 will begin at 10:00 AM PT on October 31, 2020
Region 5 and Region 6 will begin at 8:00 AM PT on October 31, 2020
Region 7 and Region 8 will begin at 8:00 AM PT on October 24, 2020
The Top 32 players from each region will advance to a single-elimination, best-of-3 bracket later in the day:

Region 1 and Region 2 will begin at 2:00 PM PT on October 24, 2020
Region 3 and Region 4 will begin at 2:00 PM PT on October 31, 2020
Region 5 and Region 6 will begin at 12:00 PM PT on October 31, 2020
Region 7 and Region 8 will begin at 12:00 PM PT on October 24, 2020
The top 4 from the single-elimination bracket will then continue onto the Finals Round. The double-elimination Finals Round will occur the following day:

Region 1 and Region 2 (“Group A”) will begin at 10:00 AM PT on October 25, 2020
Region 7 and Region 8 (“Group B”) will begin at 10:00 AM PT on October 25, 2020
Region 3 and Region 4 (“Group C”) will begin at 10:00 AM PT on November 1, 2020
Region 5 and Region 6 (“Group D”) will begin at 10:00 AM PT on November 1, 2020

Wondering which region you're in? Use the drop-down list here to find out.

Tournament Rules

You can find the full rundown of the tournament's rules here.

Tournament Prizes

  • Grand Prize: Four (4) Grand Prize winners will each receive a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North American Online Open October 2020 gold-colored Trophy
  • First Prize: Twelve (12) First Prize winners will each receive a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North American Online Open October 2020 silver-colored Trophy
  • Second Prize: Forty-eight (48) Second Prize winners will each receive 2,500 My Nintendo Gold Points.

For more on new addition Steve, be sure to check out our full guide to the character here.

In other Super Smash Bros Ultimate news, the game could be getting some netcode improvements in the coming months.

That's according to the director of Tekken 7, who revealed on a recent live stream that Masahiro Sakurai was very interested in the game's promised online upgrades.

Find out more here.

We've also got the game's latest patch notes here.

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