Nintendo World Championships Returning in October; Qualifying Matches Start August 19

The legendary Nintendo World Championships will make their return in October 2017, giving Nintendo fans the chance to compete for glory once more.

on August 8, 2017 10:44 AM

Originally debuted back in the 1990s, the fabled Nintendo World Championships made their return back in 2015 and now will come back once more in fall 2017, allowing the chance for Nintendo fans from all over to compete for the glory of championship.

Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo World Championships will return on October 7th, 2017, marking the third ever World Championships event following its debut in 1990 and its revival in 2015 during E3. Qualifying matches for the event will be taking place from August 19th, 2017 through September 10th, 2017 at various Best Buy retail stores around the US, with the finals to take place at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom in New York City. The qualifying matches will take place on the following dates and locations:

August 19-20: New York, NY/San Francisco, CA

August 26-27: Chicago, IL/Los Angeles, CA

September 2-3: Minneapolis, MN/Dallas, TX

September 9-10: Seattle, WA/Miami, FL

Specifically, the qualifying matches to compete in the Nintendo World Championships will revolve around time trial matches in Mario Kart 7 on 3DS across two brackets for competitors aged 12 and under, and 13 and older. In addition to the matches, players at the events will also have the chance to demo some of Nintendo’s upcoming titles for the holiday season, which will include Super Mario Odyssey and Metroid: Samus Returns.

The Nintendo World Championships will return in October 2017 – for more information on where and how to enter the competition, you can click here and head over to the event’s official page from Nintendo.

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