Tournament:Super Smash Bros. Brawl American Circuit
The Super Smash Bros. Brawl American Circuit was a tournament circuit hosted by Nintendo of America shortly before the launch of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Four qualifiers were held across the United States between February 16th to March 8th, 2008 with the grand finals being held in New York, NY on March 8th, 2008. The events were organized by Nintendo of America's PR manager, Eric Walter.
Outside of the tournaments, demo kiosks were on display for visitors to play. It is unknown what exactly the demo had unlocked, but versus mode and The Subspace Emissary are confirmed to have been playable.
Winners of the qualifiers received entry into the grand finals, a $500 Best Buy gift card, a round-trip flight for two to the grand finals, a three-day hotel stay, and a $200 voucher for use within the hotel. All four qualifier winners were also listed on Nintendo's official Super Smash Bros. Brawl webpage. First, second, and third place runner-ups received $250, $100, and $50 Best Buy gift cards respectively. Participants who did not place within the top 4 received a $10 Best Buy gift card.
The grand finals winner received a Swarovski crystal-encrusted Wii with a special Super Smash Bros. design produced by Crystal Icing, an extra Wii remote and nunchuck, a signed copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, an art piece inspired by the game, a LG 42" 1080p Flat Panel LCD HDTV, and a LG 400W XM Ready 2-Ch. Home Theater System. First, second, and third place runner-ups each received a Nintendo Wii console with an additional Wii remote and nunchuck and a $1,000, $500, and $250 Best Buy gift card respectively.