GSA and VGBootCamp just announced their PACE Speedrun Convention, which will take place on May 21th through May 24th 2020. They revealed a Super Mario Maker 2 Versus Mode tournament as well. The tournament will have a minimum price pool of $3000, so don’t expect anyone to go easy on their competitors.
There will be some big name players participating, like Thabeast721, LilKirbs14, and of course the king of Versus Mode iiPk, who consistently has 5+ characters in the top 10 of the official Versus Mode leaderboard.
Like in previous events, there will be a 4v4 blind relay race. No word yet on who will be creating the levels, but they’re usually really high quality, so it should be a lot of fun to watch (and play later).
The Speedoran Jam 4 tournament ended a bit anticlimactic when the upper bracket winner had to leave early (the tournament had been going for about 6 hours), and the lower bracket winner was declared the winner of the tournament. However, both players still wanted to play out the final round, and they found the time to battle it out about a week later.
If you missed the finals, check out our Speedoran Jam 4 page for a link to the VOD. You can also find the level IDs for all the levels that were played at the tournament there as well.
The game isn’t even out yet, but we have our first SMM2 tournament! It’s still a while from now (October 24-27), but it’s great to see there’s so much hype for the new game. We already have some big name signups like ThaBeast721, LordPickleKing and Brunastico, and more are probably following in the coming days.
Looking for something to keep you entertained until Super Mario Maker 2 comes out? How about a kaizo tournament? The Kaizo Prodigies are back with the second incarnation of their Kaizo Battlegrounds tournament.