Nintendo World Championships Are Returning This October

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  1. Prans
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    There itself.
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    Make this scenario your reality this October 7 by taking part in the Nintendo World Championships 2017 tournament in New York at Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom.

    Yes, the Nintendo World Championships is back again this year after its grand return at E3 2015 in Los Angeles and fans of all ages and walks of life competing in a variety of Nintendo games, both recent and retro!

    Here’s how it all works:

    “The format of the Nintendo World Championships means that anyone has a chance to become the winner,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Audiences are hungry to watch competitive video games in action, and many of our most classic games, both old and new, are well-suited to competition by players of all ages.”

    The qualifying rounds will take place at the following Best Buy stores:

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    Participation in the qualifying events is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Tickets to attend the final event in New York will be limited. Details on ticket availability and distribution will be shared in the coming weeks.

    :arrow: For more information about the Nintendo World Championships 2017 and full rules for the qualifying events, visit this link.
     
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  2. RedoLane

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    INB4 unannounced new game is Shaq Fu 3 for the Switch.
     
  3. RustInPeace

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    Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn or whatever? That is a thing...and I don't know why.
     
  4. sniper_x002

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    This sounds really cool! Sadly I won't be able to participate, but that would be awesome. I used to be pretty handy with both MKDS and Super Circuit.
     
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  5. JellyPerson

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    Fuck, I can't enter this year. Goddammit.
     
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    Love that America-exclusive World Championship. That's not how it works Nintendo lol
     
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    I think it's pretty dumb to play mk7 in the qualifiers and not promote that latest game mk8dx but I love mk7 so I wouldn't care.. if I could compete
     
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    Can't enter, could probably practice MK7 if I could though. "World Championships" my bum.
     
  9. sniper_x002

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    Ehh MK7 mechanics are too different from MKDS's to mean much IMO. I think playing Super Mario Kart could suffice as decent Super Circuit practice though.
     
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    How is it a world championship if it's only held in US? :unsure:
    Man I would love to enter this but travelling/staying in US is not cheap.
    Damn it, you beat me to it :P
     
  11. Zense

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    Mario Kart. Are they gonna disable items or is this gonna be like rolling dice over who's qualifying? Sure there are tactics in the game, but at the end of the day, that item roll is random and can decide everything..


    Edit: Yeah, I know it's gonna be time trials.
     
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    unless time trials is different from the other entries, it should be interesting.
     
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    ah... end me.
     
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    I probably can't do this :T good luck to everyone entering, though!
     
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    catch them all!!! ohh yeah :yaynds::yaynds::yaynds::yaynds::yaynds::yaynds::yaynds::yaynds:
     
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    NINTENDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

    > 8 Best Buys across only the US
     
  17. Kikirini

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    Can't wait! It was a lot of fun to watch the last championships. It'd be nice to try and enter, but none of those locations are anywhere close to me.
     
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    lucky me,best buy 15 min from home :toot::toot::toot::toot::toot::toot::toot::toot::toot::toot:
     
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    I have MK64, MKDS, MKW, MK7, MK8 and MK8D. Don't see how MKDS is relevant though.
     
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    It was fun last year, but... Only 8 Best Buys across the US? And you only play Mario Kart 7 to qualify, nothing else? ...............

    I mean, leave it to Nintendo :glare: