Super Smash Bros. Invitational
To commemorate the release of Super Smash Bros. 4, and the Super Smash Bros. series as a whole, Nintendo announced and subsequently hosted an invitational tournament during E3 2014, at the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The host of the event was Geoff Keighley, while Reggie Fils-Aime made an additional appearance at the conclusion at the event to present the winner with a trophy.
The game played was Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, marking the first time that the game was playable to the public. Sixteen top professional players, whose experience included Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and even Project M, were invited to participate. Intended to be more an exhibition of the game than a standard tournament, the event featured some non-standard rules, such as the inclusion of items in some matches, in order to demonstrate multiple aspects of gameplay that were previously unrevealed.
The tournament had 3,000 in-person spectators, with costumed fans receiving priority seating; all spectators were given flipboards with the official art of all playable characters in order to vote on who their favourite player in a match was.
The entirety of the tournament was also streamed live on Nintendo's official Twitch account, with professional Smash commentators announcing and commentating both the live event and video footage.
A video contest was also held prior to the contest, where the winner of which would be awarded a VIP trip to the event and have the opportunity to play one of the tournament winners. The winner was revealed to be justinanthonylennox.
The following players participated in the tournament, listed in the order in which characters were selected.
Between matches, host Geoff Keighley narrated previews to the various matches, as well as provided color commentary; the matches themselves were commentated by: 
Most characters that were revealed at the time of the tournament's original announcement at the end of April were playable, including all six confirmed newcomers, though several confirmed veterans were omitted.
The following rules were in effect:
The winner of the Invitational Tournament was Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios who played as Zero Suit Samus.
Between matches, the audience chose a fighter of the previous round, regardless of the match results, and the fighter with the most votes was transferred to the Fan-Favorite Tournament. The winner of the tournament was Kevin "PPMD" Nanney, who played as Fox.
In addition to the aforementioned tournaments, four celebrities competed in a "celebrity rumble". The match took place at Town and City. The competitors included:
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