[Editorial] Is The Nintendo Switch The Big N’s Answer Of Getting Into The Competitive Gaming Scene?


Most of us that watched the reveal trailer will most likely remember the final scenes which showed the Switch in a more competitive gaming scene with two teams playing against each other in Splatoon. Well with the line-up of titles on the Switch that involve competitive multiplayer like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, ARMS and Splatoon 2, it certainly does seem like Nintendo is gearing that way to maybe bring back the Nintendo World Championships again but this time, on a global scale.

Of course, there is nothing written on paper or set in stone, this is just my humble opinion. I do think though that there is no smoke without fire and when Nintendo tease something, they usually follow up on it. I personally would like to see Nintendo not just have titles in the eSport scene but actually host their own tournament. Super Smash Bros has had its own tournament for years and there are a lot of incredible players, but how many of them are expert Mario Kart Racers as well or know how to splat their way to victory in Splatoon? This would would be a great opportunity for Nintendo to bring their own string of tournaments to the eSports community which all members of the globe can participate in.

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The Switch is definitely geared up to be a multifunctional console with its different play styles and controller set-ups that it offers multiple options to play with others including Local multiplayer, Local Wireless play and Online Play that the Switch is designed to be played with others in mind and with the types of games that are on the system and more that are yet to come like Super Smash Bros, the Switch will no doubt become very popular with both casual and competitive gamers alike.

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