GameTyrant has announced the return of GameTyrant Expo for 2018, featuring Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Melee as headliners. The event is set to run from November 2nd-4th at the Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City, Utah. Alongside the main titles, there will also be brackets for League of Legends, Dragonball FighterZ, Fortnite: Battle Royale, and Overwatch. There will be a $5,000 pot bonus for each Singles bracket of Smash titles, and a $1,000 bonus for every other bracket.
While GTX 2017 had some initial doubt to overcome, many who attended came away with a highly optimistic outlook on the tournament’s future. As a result, GTX 2018 is likely to be among the most highly anticipated tournaments for the year.
The most interesting addition to the lineup is Super Smash Bros. Switch, as its logo is displayed on the banner of games included. When asked about this, Zeb Jackson, one of the organizers, explained that this was only a possibility for the tournament. However, this is only if the game is released prior to November. If it comes out before GTX 2018, then it may be among the first major tournaments to run the title. For now, its inclusion in the lineup is tentative until new information arises.
Registration is already open for those who wish to attend, with an early bird special for $55 for venue and $10 per event. For anybody who wishes to attend, there is a cap of 1000 entrants for Smash titles and 500 for other games.
The GTX website can be found here, and the Smashgg page can be found here.