As ZeRo Saga, the Smash Wii U community’s yearender event, came to an end, the 2016 competitive year ended with a beginning: the announcement of an all-new national tournament circuit from 2GGaming.
After Leonardo “MKLeo” Perez was crowned the year’s last champion, 2GGaming founder Champ Tangwongkitsiri revealed the existence of the upcoming 2GG Championship Series. On top of being the first organized Smash Wii U tournament circuit, a prize pool of $100,000 will be distributed throughout its events.
The 2GGCS will be a collaborative effort with eSports Arena and will consist of 12 events across 2017, beginning with 2GG: Genesis Saga in January. It will include events such as the long-awaited 2GG: Civil War and culminate with the 20-man 2GG Championship in December.
Circuit event winners will receive an automatic slot into the championship. An additional 8 slots will be allocated to competitors with the most ‘circuit points’, which can be accumulated by placing within the top 16 of a circuit event.
This is an incredible development for the competitive Smash scene. Street Fighter V has benefited tremendously from the Capcom Pro Tour, which proves that high financial stakes bring out the best in top players. 2GGaming is poised to bring that same kind of experience to Smash Wii U players and enthusiasts.
For more information, you can check out the championship series’ Smash.gg page, as well as 2GGaming and Esports Arena on Twitter and be sure to tune in to Smashboards as more information comes out regarding the biggest tournament series yet for Smash Wii U!
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