11 of Europe’s finest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate teams came together at Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on 4th and 5th May as they duked it out to decide who would take the title of European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 Champion. Every team gave it their all during the course of the weekend, but it was the tight teamwork and skilful moves of Team Ehre Germany and French national champions Guezmer that saw them advance to an anticipated final matchup, with the German team clutching victory in a hugely competitive finale. They now represent Europe at the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 in L.A. on 8th June, competing for a chance to become world champions.
Team Guezmer came into the tournament as one of the favourites, featuring acclaimed Wario player Glutonny, while Team Ehre Germany quickly earned favourite status in their own right over the course of the two tournament days. The German team displayed exceptional teamwork in 2v2 matches and earned some landslide victories, not dropping a single game until their semi-final victory against dark horses Team Popoff from the Nordic region. Into the grand final, the pulse-pounding saw great teamwork and strategy from both the French and German teams, peaking in the tournament-deciding Smashdown match, where Team Ehre Germany’s RobinGG took the surprising choice of Wii Fit Trainer against the Toon Link of Guezmer’s Leon. Team Ehre, only recently formed around German Palutena main Light, claimed victory in front of hundreds of fans in Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam. Check out how the European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 finals unfolded on the Nintendo UK YouTube channel.
“Going in we were probably not the favourite, so it feels even better to win,” said German player Light, whose Palutena claimed countless important KOs over the weekend. Addressing the team’s potential for victory in the upcoming World Championship, RobinGG – whose victory granted Germany the trophy – had a message to other regions: “We don’t have anything to lose. If other regions think we’re weaker – we can show them we’re not.”
Not only did Team Ehre leave as champions of Europe, they also walked away with a special trophy, customised Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers, and the jerseys they’ll wear when they represent Europe at theSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019 3v3 in Los Angeles on 8th June, competing against teams from North America, Japan, and Australia/New Zealand for a chance to become world champions.
UK & Ireland representatives The TP’s, featuring top UK talents Lucretio, Ander, Streakz, and CurryGovenor, did well over the weekend to represent for the UK Super Smash Bros. Ultimate scene. Being the runner-up in their Group on Day 1, losing to tournament winners Team Ehre, they kicked Day 2 off in tense fashion by taking 2nd place finishers Team Guezmer to the wire in a tight 3-2 Quarter Finals match!
For all updates on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship 2019, stay tuned to Nintendo’s official channels:
|Saturday 4thMay||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 Finals – Day 1||Watch on YouTube|
|Sunday 5thMay||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup 2019 Finals – Day 2||Watch on YouTube|
Source: Nintendo UK