Customs for a Cure worldwide amiibo tournament details | Nintendo Wire

Nintendo Inquirer’s upcoming Customs for a Cure charity includes a number of really special and unique events, all of which we’re excited to share with you as the end of July draws nearer.

To start off the amiibo party, the NI team is hosting the first-ever worldwide amiibo tournament for Super Smash Bros. In this competition, amiibo fans from around the world will be able to enter their amiibo to compete against one another in the ultimate amiibo battle. So if you choose to participate, get that favorite and most powerful amiibo ready!

Submissions will be closed on July 1st at 12:01 p.m. CST. Ten finalists will be contacted on July 7th, and we will arrange the amiibo the be flown to the Nintendo Inquirer team’s headquarters from there. (At the end of the tournament all of the amiibo will be returned to their respective owners.)

Then, on July 25th, the finalists’ amiibo will compete against each other in a live battle on Twitch.

More details about the day and all of its activities will be shared in the near future.

The prizes

Prizes from our sponsors, Amiibo News and Nintendo Inquirer will be given out to winners. Prizes will include a variety of items, including rare amiibo. Again, more details will be shared at a later time.

Prizes for the top three competitors will be included with the amiibo packages when they’re sent back to their owners.

How to enter

Choose one amiibo to represent you in the tournament. Create a video showing off your amiibo’s skills in action. The video needs to be clear and to the point. (And make sure to have fun with it!) Upload your video to YouTube.

There are NO restrictions for your chosen amiibo. Any and all items and special moves are fair game!

Submit the video of your amiibo and a short bio explaining who you are, where you’re from and why you think your amiibo is the world champion. Do not attach your video to the email. Paste the URL of the YouTube video in the email alongside your bio.

Email with your submission. Use ‘Customs Amiibo Tournament’ as your email subject line. Please make sure to use that exact subject line so the Nintendo Inquirer team doesn’t miss your submission.

Good luck!


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  1. Darn, I would love to do this with my Ness amiibo since I have all of his stats maxed out, but I do not trust the mail to protect my small little baby from harm lol. I can’t wait to see it be streamed on twitch; sounds really exciting!

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  2. Jason says:

    What are the rules? The wondercon tournament had the rules of 3 stock matches, random stage, all items on max…needless to say it was disorganized and random…the rotating windmill of the 3ds smash slayed my Bowser, it was very sad.

    If this tournament was random Final destination, or random stage, random items, it could drastically change which amiibo would win and how they should be trained.

    I felt the element of luck and bad stages really curbed the results of the tournaments.

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    • Mike deft Ibarra says:

      The local tournaments we have run here do Omega Stages, 2 stock, 3 minutes matches. No items nor final smashes permitted.

      Custom moves permitted and only a few effects are banned (shield/perfect , health regen, items and final smash spawning and random sudden death).

      Hopefully, this tournament can go by similar rules since I feel it would be the fairest for everyone.

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  3. alkov says:

    Rules would be huge to know, esp whether custom moves, stats and effects are okay or not.

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  4. zaann says:

    They said any custom moves and abilities are allowed if you would have read it. I wonder if Smash ball will be enabled. My Megaman is a beast at stealing smash balls and it gives him a huge advantage. Otherwise I may have to enter someone else.

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  5. DariusQ says:

    Sounds cool but my best fig is a Shulk so there is no way I’m mailing that away to anyone.

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  6. Did I miss an Amiibo Newscast that said it was underway? I last heard this teased in Episode 14: E3 Fever.

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