Official Competitive Events

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This article lists official major competitive ARMS events and tournaments hosted by Nintendo over the years.

Niconico Chokaigi 2017[edit | edit source]

The logo for Niconico Chokaigi 2017.

On 2017-04-29 and 2017-04-30 in Japan, four ARMS tournaments were held at Niconico Chokaigi. Each tournament included a maximum of 64 players. Spring Man, Ribbon Girl, Ninjara, Master Mummy, Min Min, Mechanica, and Helix were the available fighters.

At the end of the tournament, Kosuke Yabuki appeared to present the winners with ARMS T-shirts as rewards.

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Niconico Chokaigi 2017 ARMS Bracket Playlist

ARMS Open Invitational[edit | edit source]

The logo for the ARMS Open Invitational.
Main article: ARMS Open Invitational

The ARMS Open Invitational was a tournament hosted by Nintendo at their E3 booth in June 2017. Four of the competitors in the tournament were Alex "CaliPower" Valle, Kelsy "SuperGirlKels" Medeiros, Daniel “Tafokints” Lee, and Marie-Laure “Kayane” Norindr, and the rest were four qualifying E3 attendees who visited the Nintendo booth between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. PT on 2017-06-14. The tournament was won by Zerk with SkywardWing finishing in 2nd place and GamingWithMe and SuperGirlKels finishing in 3rd place.

At the conclusion of the event, Zerk was challenged to play against ARMS producer Kosuke Yabuki in an exhibition match. Mr. Yabuki won over Zerk 2-0.

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ARMS Release Commemorative Online Open[edit | edit source]

The logo for the ARMS Release Commemorative Online Open.
Main article: ARMS Release Commemorative Online Open

ARMS Release Commemorative Online Open was an official online tournament held by Nintendo of Japan on July 1st, 2017. The 12 invited players were chosen via Ranked Match. The tournament was won by しんごろー with やなぎ finishing in 2nd place and ポルンガ and ててて finishing in 3rd place.

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ARMS Japan Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

The logo for the ARMS Japan Grand Prix 2017.

The ARMS Japan Grand Prix was an official Japanese ARMS tournament series held by Nintendo of Japan. The series lasted 2 seasons but was seemingly canceled in 2019, no reason was ever given by Nintendo of Japan. While the series was mainly for Japanese players, some prominent North American and European players such as Resolve, Esthri and Mileve were flown out to some of these events. The tournament series was won by Pega in 2017 and Shateau in 2018.

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ARMS US & Canada Online Open[edit | edit source]

The logo for the ARMS US & Canada Online Open.
Main article: ARMS US & Canada Online Open

ARMS US & Canada Online Open was an online major official ARMS tournament held on March 31th, 2018 by Nintendo of America. 8 players qualified via Ranked Matches during March 8th-18th. The tournament ended with Resolve winning a close game 5 last round set against Gryffical after a draw in round 3. All finalists received a special piece of artwork signed by Kosuke Yabuki, Masaaki Ishikawa and Kenta Sato while Resolve also received a second piece of artwork signed by even more of the dev team.

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ARMS North American Online Open (April 2020)[edit | edit source]

The logo for the ARMS North American Online Open (April 2020).
Main article: ARMS North American Online Open (April 2020)

The ARMS North American Online Open was an official online ARMS tournament held on April 4th, 2020 by Nintendo of America. The event was first revealed on March 23rd, 2020 along with the announcement that each member of Top 8 would be granted 2500 My Nintendo Gold Points (equivalent to $25 USD). While it was never officially confirmed, the tournament was likely held to tie-in with the announcement that an ARMS Character would be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in June along with ARMS being free to play for 10 days via Nintendo Switch Online. The tournament is currently the largest ARMS event of all time surpassing the 2nd largest, EVO Japan 2018's 318 entrants by more than 500 players. The tournament was won by AstroNinja0 with GoreMagala coming in 2nd and JMCANADA coming in 3rd.

ARMS North American Open (August 2020)[edit | edit source]

The logo for the ARMS North American Open (August 2020).
Main article: ARMS North American Open (August 2020)

The ARMS North American Open August 2020 was an official online ARMS tournament held from August 8th, 2020 to August 9th, 2020 by Nintendo of America. The bracket was organized by a team of Battlefy staff alongside the help of Era (a prominent online TO for the ARMS scene). The event was first revealed on July 27th, 2020 as part of the NintendoVS summer series of events. First place received download codes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 2 and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 while second, third and fourth place received 2500 My Nintendo Gold Points (equivalent to $25 USD). Unlike the ARMS North American Online Open (April 2020), Nintendo of America hosted an official stream for this event on their Youtube, Twitch and Twitter accounts featuring CONEY, EE and Jordan Kent on commentary. Mileve and HanukkahJamboree also provided unofficial streams for pools. The tournament received 767 players, making it the 2nd biggest event in ARMS history behind the ARMS North American Online Open (April 2020) which featured 880 players. The tournament ended with AstroNinja finishing in 1st place, Para finishing in 2nd place and Asqew finishing in 3rd place.

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ARMS North American Open (October 2020)[edit | edit source]

The logo for the ARMS North American Open (October 2020).
Main article: ARMS North American Open (October 2020)

The ARMS North American Open October 2020 was an official online ARMS tournament held from October 3rd to October 4th, 2020 by Nintendo of America. The event was first revealed on September 14th, 2020 as the first event in the NintendoVS Autumn series of events. Era and a team from Battlefy ran the bracket, as is consistent with the other official Nintendo tournaments in 2020. Top 4 of the event was streamed by Nintendo with Jordan Kent, EE, and Coney returning as commentary. The tournament ended with AstroNinja finishing in 1st place, Gouf finishing in 2nd place and Jean Marc taking 3rd place. The event's winner received 10,000 My Nintendo Gold Points (equivalent to $100 USD), three first prize winners won 5,000 My Nintendo Gold Points (equivalent to $50 USD), and four second prize winners received 2,500 My Nintendo Gold Points (equivalent to $25 USD). Unlike the two previous Nintendo Open events in 2020, the October Open ran a ladder bracket format as opposed to single elimination.

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References[edit | edit source]

ARMS JAPAN GRAND PRIX 2018 Nintendo Live Website
ARMS US And Canada Online Open Coming This Month
ARMS North American Online Open April 2020 annoncement