This year's Nintendo World Championship is set to broadcast in the US and UK on CBS August 25, as part of a partnership with CBS and the television show, ELeague. The original event was streamed just before E3 2019, and was later uploaded in its entirety to Nintendo's official YouTube account. This won't be the first time a gaming event aired on a broadcast television station - the 2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (opens in new tab) Invitational aired on TBS last November - but the Nintendo World Championship coming to CBS is still a good indicator of the growing prevalence of the eSports category.
The first part of the three-part Nintendo World Championship event will air on CBS Sunday, August 25 at 1PM EST. Episodes one and two will follow on Saturday, September 7 at 2PM EST, and Saturday, September 14 at 1:30PM EST, respectively.
2019's Nintendo World Championship featured three of Nintendo Switch's most popular multiplayer games: Splatoon 2 (opens in new tab), Super Mario Maker 2 (opens in new tab), and of course, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Competitors battled it out in their respective categories to earn the championship. The entire event spanned nearly seven hours and will be broken down into three "episodes" when the broadcast airs on CBS later this month.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate quickly made a name for itself in the eSports genre after it released this past December. In fact, a university in California will be offering scholarships for its top Smash Bros. Ultimate competitors (opens in new tab), offering six talented fighters $6,000 in scholarship funds.
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