The Nintendo World Championships have quickly become a very entertaining event for Nintendo fans to watch. In 2015, Nintendo brought back the tournament following a 25 year absence. Many Nintendo fans were likely quite disappointed to find that 2016 saw no new iteration of the tournament, causing fans to believe it was simply for the sake of the 25th Anniversary and not a true comeback. But this does not seem to be the case! The Nintendo World Championships are coming back for 2017!
Nintendo World Championships Summary
The Main Event will be taking place at New York on October 7th, at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom. But one simply can’t waltz to the big stage; they must qualify!
To qualify, players must go to one of 8 Best Buy locations in the U.S to enter. Entry is now open to those under 12 as well as 13 and above! For both age groups, they must do well in Time Trials in Mario Kart 7. The 12 and under competitors will be playing as Mario in the Luigi’s Mansion course while 13 and above must compete in GBA Bowser Castle 1 as Bowser himself. The top players from each bracket will go on to the finals, playing whatever secret games Nintendo has in store!
Aside from the qualifiers itself, attendees will also have an early chance to play Metroid: Samus Returns and Super Mario Odyssey!
Where To Compete?
If you’re interested in trying to qualify, or just to get early hands-on with the newest adventures of Samus and Mario, here’s where and when you can do just that:
- Bronx, New York on August 19th and 20th.
- San Jose at the SF Bay Area, August 19th and 20th.
- Illinois, Chicago on August 26th and 27th.
- Los Angeles, California on August 26th and 27th.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 2nd and 3rd.
- Dallas, Texas on September 2nd and 3rd.
- Seattle, Washington on September 9th and 10th.
- Miami, Florida on September 9th and 10th.
Any of these dates and locations look doable to you? You can find more details like exact times and more precise locations here.
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