The first Penny Arcade Convention of 2016 is set to kick off at the tail end of this month in San Antonio, Texas. And for those of you who are competitive Smash players that may be attending the convention, you’ll be happy to know that Twitch.TV has just announced that they will be teaming up with PAX to bring some Super Smash Bros. goodness to the event!

Apart of the first ever “PAX Arena” the tournament will feature both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Wii U.  The tournament overall has $10k up for grabs and is free of entry!

Many top players will also be partaking in the event, including MVG | Mew2King, TSM | ZeRo, PG | ESAM, TL | Hungrybox, C9 | Mango, and more! If you won’t be able to attend the convention, or, will not be able to participate in the event, viewing it live via Twitch, will be great as well! As D’Ron “D1” will be commentating the event alongside TKBreezy, and a few others.

As a side note, it seems with this debut “PAX Arena” event. It seems the company is officially taking a step into the eSports field and is planning to hold tournament of this caliber at all of their upcoming conventions. Perhaps this is just the first step towards the official PAX Pro League? Maybe a bit wishful thinking there, but regardless, it’s still nice to see Penny Arcade really making a big effort to appeal to the eSports crowd.


PAX South will be taking place from  January 29th – 31st in San Antonio, Texas.

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