Super Smash Bros Ultimate European Online Challenge: Dates, Rules, Format and Prizes

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate's European Online Challenge kicks off this month, and it'll offer a "Throwback Throwdown" twist.

Players will only be able to use items and stages from the original Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros game.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate: European Online Challenge


Tournament Dates And Format

As per Nintendo's website:

"The event takes place on Friday, 23 October, from 17:00 to 19:00 (UK time) and is available to residents of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In order to ensure a good gameplay experience for all players, players from regions of great geographical distance to central Europe (such as the Canary Island, the Azores, the Svalbard archipelago and the continental Asian part of Russia) are not allowed to participate in the event and are blocked from entering the event through technical measures."

Tournament Rules

"Tourney score is a rating only available for exclusive events in the game. Participants try to achieve the highest Tourney score. The Tourney score is a rating of the individual player’s skill, based on their match results factoring in the relative Tourney score of the opponents in a match. Players can confirm their individual Tourney score within the game at any time during the event."

"Participants can play an unlimited number of matches during the event in order to improve their Tourney score. Matches which start during the event period will count towards the Tourney score even if they finish only after the event ended."

Tournament Prizes


100 players with the best Tourney scores will be considered winners, and earn 1,000 My Nintendo Gold Points.

"The participant reaching the highest individual Tourney score among all participants from a country group is its grand winner. The country groups are (1) Great Britain and Ireland, (2) France, (3) Germany, Austria and Switzerland, (4) Spain and Portugal, (5) Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg, (6) Italy, (7) all countries listed under “Event period and locations” that aren’t part of the other country groups."

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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.