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ZeRo, Mew2King, FOW & MJG are going to Japan to attend a 2-on-2 JPN vs. USA Super Smash Bros. for Wii U World Grand Prix on April 25, 26

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • March 28, 2015 at 5:59 p.m. PDT • Comments: 7

Which country has the better top talent in competitive Super Smash Bros. for Wii U -- USA or Japan?

It's time to find out once and for all in the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2-on-2 JPN vs. USA World Grand Prix, to be held on April 25 and 26 at the Nico Nico Chokaigi convention.

Organized by Niwango, the folks behind Japanese video sharing site Nico Video, the JPN vs. USA World Grand Prix will pit the top two 2-on-2 American teams at Apex 2015 -- champions Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios and Jason “Mew2King” Zimmerman, as well as the runner-ups Freddie “FOW” Williams, Averil “MJG” Morrisette II -- against the Japanese champions from two nationwide tournaments (one of which MOV participated in).

The Japanese teams are Deus Ex Machina Iron Bottom Sound Experience (Daiki and Fsaan) and Hikaru to Yami (Luminas and Shadow).

In spite of the naming convention, the grand prix will be held in both 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 formats. The 1-on-1 matches will be played on a 2-stock, 6-minute time limit setting, with standard For Glory rule, while the 2-on-2 games are 2-minute time battles with items turned on. Customs are off, although Mii Fighters with the default move sets are allowed.
The 2-on-2 matches will be a first-to-2, however. For the 1-on-1 matches, only a single game will be played between each set of opponents.

You can watch the 1-on-1 streamed live on April 25 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Japan time (April 24, starts at 10 p.m. Pacific Time) and the 2-on-2 on April 26 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (April 25, starts at 10 p.m. Pacific Time). Since this is a Nico Video event, naturally the streams will be provided on the Japanese video sharing site.

We've heard all the talk about Japan being the best when it comes to fighting games. But what if the game we're talking about is Smash Bros.?

Which side do you think will emerge victorious?

Source: Nintendo.
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