ST. LOUIS, Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest tournament prize-pool in Super Smash Brothers history will be at stake this weekend in St. Louis. The Ultimate Gaming Championship, one of the fastest growing eSports tournament brands in the country, will be hosting the UGC Smash Open December 2-4 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville.
"This tournament will be the largest eSports event in St. Louis History," said UGC's Matt Jackson. "It will feature Super Smash Brothers Melee for the GameCube and Super Smash Brothers for the Wii U." More than two-dozen of the top-ranked Smash players in the world will be in attendance. "With over 400 competitors and $40,000 in prizes, it will set the stage for many more eSports tournaments to come in the area," Jackson said. "It is the second tournament in our UGC eSports Open Series - our $25,000 Halo event last month was a massive success."