Want to know the best Nintendo Switch esports games? With the recent release of the Nintendo Switch Online service, online multiplayer capabilities are improving on the Switch. With some exclusive competitive online games and some multi-platform classics, there’s plenty of esports action to dig into on the Switch. Here are the 10 best Switch esports games.
Everyone’s favorite free battle royale game is also available on the Nintendo Switch. You can jump in online Fortnite for Switch tournaments on MLG Gamebattles and Toornament. You can even win some money!
4. Pokken Tournament DX
Pokken Tournament mixes the characters of Pokemon with the combo-based fighting gameplay of Tekken. The result is one of the best Switch esports games to compete in. Nintendo has even held Pokken International Tournaments with big prize pools.
The battle is over, and ThanksAlot was the last Trainer standing in the #PokkenTournamentDX World Championships Masters Grand Finals! #PlayPokemon pic.twitter.com/yhGaWyN1iz
— Ghost-type Pokémon (@Pokemon) August 25, 2018
ARMs is like Wii Boxing on acid. You have to beat your enemies by boxing them up and using long-range attacks. You can even use motion controls! Some of the top players are already making good money in tournaments like EVO 2018 and Switchfest. You can play 1v1, 2v2, and even Battle Royale online.
2. Splatoon 2
Splatoon 2 is one of the most unique esports games out there. You compete by taking over a zone by painting it your team colors while also splatting enemies. It’s already been played in some big tournaments, such as the 2018 Splatoon 2 World Championships. But even at home, you can find online tournaments at Battlefy and Toornament.
Ver.4.0 of #Splatoon2 added a new automatic spectator camera function in Private Battle mode. This handy video shows how it works! The upper portion of the screen displays the combined total of splats and assists, number of specials used, and current special gauge amount. pic.twitter.com/zfzbecVhZP
— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) October 2, 2018
1. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
It’s not out until December 7th, but there’s no doubt Smash Bros Ultimate is the next big esports game. With a bigger roster than ever, new features for competitive play, and fast-paced fighting action, this is one every Switch player will want to get their hands on and start competing.
More Nintendo Switch Esports Games
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Rocket League, DragonBall FighterZ, Arena of Valor, FIFA 19, DOOM.
If you’re a console gamer, you can also check out our best Xbox One esports games and best PS4 esports games!