The Nintendo World Championships Returning this October
With the Nintendo World Championships 2017 tournament, taking place on October 7th in New York at Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom, fans of all ages from around the country have the chance to be a part of Nintendo history.
Starting on August 19th, select Best Buy stores will host qualifying events in eight locations around the country. Players will be divided into two groups based on their age, and both groups will play Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS. The first age group, 12 and Younger, will play as Mario on the Nintendo DS “Luigi’s Mansion” course using Standard Kart, Standard Wheels and Super Glider. The second age group, 13 and Older, will play as Bowser on the Game Boy Advance “Bowser Castle 1” course using Standard Kart, Standard Wheels and Super Glider. The player with the best Time Trial entry in each age group at the end of the two-day event at each location will qualify for the Nintendo World Championships 2017.
Additionally, anyone who visits these events at Best Buy will be able to try demo versions of Super Mario Odyssey, launching October 27th for the Nintendo Switch and Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS, arriving on September 15th. Plus, visitors who are My Nintendo members will be able to check in using their My Nintendo QR Code at any of the qualifier event locations to receive 100 Platinum Points. My Nintendo members who are one of the first 200 to check in daily at each location will receive a My Nintendo pin as an added bonus.
During the Nintendo World Championships event in New York, players will battle their way through a variety of games where they will be eliminated or will advance their way through the tournament based on their performance.
For more information about the Nintendo World Championships 2017 and full rules for the qualifying events, visit http://nwc.nintendo.com/.