Nintendo World Championships 2017 Announced To Happen In October

The Nintendo World Championships returned in 2015 during E3 that year, and now they’re back again this year on October 7th for the Nintendo World Championships 2017! On August 19th, select Best Buy stores will host qualifications for the main event in New York.

Two age groups will be split up and will race through Mario Kart 7 on Nintendo 3DS for the best Time Trial entry. 12 and younger participants will play as Mario on “Luigi’s Mansion (DS)” using the Standard Kart, Standard Wheels, and Super Glider. 13 and older participants will play as Bowser on “Bowser Castle 1 (GBA)” also using the Standard Kart, Standard Wheels, and Super Glider. The best players will then be chosen to compete in the Nintendo World Championships 2017.

See locations, dates, and times below:

Best Buy Address Dates Times (All times local)

610 Exterior St.
Bronx, NY 10451

Aug. 19-20

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

181 Curtner Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125

Aug. 19-20

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

3675 Pacific Coast Highway
Torrance, CA 90505

Aug. 26-27

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

2301 Howard St.
Evanston, IL, 60202

Aug. 26-27

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

9378 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231

Sept. 2-3

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

1000 W. 78th St.
Richfield, MN, 55423

Sept. 2-3

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

4001 W. 20th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33012

Sept. 9-10

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

17364 Southcenter Parkway
Tukwila, WA 98188

Sept. 9-10

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Those at the various Best Buy events can also try out demos for Super Mario Odyssey and Metroid: Samus Returns, which launch on October 27th and September 15th respectively.

Tickets for the Nintendo World Championships 2017 main event in New York will become available in the coming weeks and will be in limited quantities.

For more information and full rules, please visit http://nwc.nintendo.com/

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