Ninja explains why his Smash Bros event hasn’t happened yet - Dexerto

Ninja explains why his Smash Bros event hasn’t happened yet

Published: 13/Dec/2019 10:08

by Connor Bennett


Streaming superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has explained why his planned Super Smash Bros event hasn’t yet taken place despite him teasing it over a year ago.

While streaming on a regular basis and entertaining fans might be the name of the game for many streamers, plenty of other broadcasters do try and pivot their popularity into something bigger – be it a charity event or even hosting their own game tournament.

With Ninja, fans of both him and the Smash Bros franchise had their interest piqued in November of 2018 when the former Halo star teased that he something in the works. While some thought it may have been a tease for a character, it seemed to be an event hosted by himself. Over a year later, nothing has come of it. Yet, Blevins has explained why that is the case and why fans shouldn’t give up hope.

Red Bull: Ryan HadjiThe popular streamer teased a Smash event last year, but it hasn’t quite happened yet.

While attending The Game Awards on December 12, Ninja was directed to his year-old tweet by Jason ‘ANTi’ Bates, when he decided to pull back the curtain and give fans an explanation that they may have been waiting for.

“Long story; was trying to work with Nintendo on the event and it just ended up fading away and taking to long,” he responded, confirming that it was an event he was working on and not a tease for a potential in-game character.

Yet, Ninja wasn’t finished there. “Now in talks with Red Bull to try and set up an amazing event in 2020,” he added, undoubtedly piquing the interest of fans yet again. 

With Smash having a unique esports scene – ranging from huge events to smaller, fan favorites – it certainly gives Ninja and his partners plenty of scope to work off of.

Just when he’ll be following through with it, and how they’ll execute, remains to be seen but it appears as if those fans who have waited over a year won’t have to wait all that much longer.


How to get physical Smash Ultimate fighter invitations with My Nintendo

Published: 14/Jan/2021 20:29

by Michael Gwilliam


Smash Ultimate fans wanting to send an iconic invitation to a friend or family member can now get their chance as physical envelopes can now be shipped through My Nintendo.

A common motif in Smash is characters receiving an “invitation” with the game’s logo to indicate they had been chosen to join the star-studded fighting game.

This has been seen in many DLC fighter announcements such as Terry Bogard’s and Min Min’s trailers where multiple characters fight over the invitation with whoever receives it being added to the roster.

As such, the invitations have become an iconic piece of Smash and video game history, which is saying a lot considering they’re just pieces of paper.

Joker holds smash invitation
The Smash invitation has become a series icon.

Be that as it may, fans can now earn these invitations through My Nintendo for 400 Platinum Points. Each set contains three white, green and blue cards, envelopes and stickers with the Smash logo.

In order to get the invitations, you’ll have to follow these steps:

1) Sign in to your Nintendo Account.
2) Redeem your Platinum Points for the item you’d like to get. You will receive a promo code.
3) Select “Access Now” to visit
4) Select “Add to cart.”
5) Enter the code that you received in the pop-up.
6) Complete your transaction and your item will be shipped to you!

physical smash ultimate cards
The cards come in white, blue and green.

Keep in mind, however, that this is a limited-time item so be sure to grab it while you can. Interestingly, the reward code will expire on March 8, 2021.

The expiry is note-worthy as it could be yet another sign pointing towards the release of DLC fighter 9. As Dexerto has previously reported, there are plenty of indicators so far suggesting that the next character will be released in March.

The next wave of amiibo consisting of Byletyh, Terry and Banjo is scheduled for March and in the past, all amiibo releases have coincided with a DLC fighter reveal.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 spots
Who could the final three fighters be?

March is also when the Tales Of Festival will begin, and signs have pointed to a Tales of Symphonia representative potentially being the next DLC fighter, so this is just one other thing to keep in mind.

In any case, be sure to pick up your own Smash invitations so you can invite whoever you want to the game while you still can.