The Nintendo World Championships are making a return.
Over the course of the next month, Nintendo will kick off the Championships with eight qualifying events, run at various Best Buy stores in the United States. New York, the SF Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dallas, Seattle, and Miami will all host qualifying rounds. Both United States and Canadian citizens (excluding Quebec) are eligible to compete.
Players will put their skills to the test in Mario Kart 7, the 3DS version of the game.
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Contestants will be divided into two age brackets, one for participants who are 12 and under and one for attendees aged 13 and up. Participants in the 12 and under category will race with Mario on the Standard Kart on the DS Luigi’s Mansion course, while the older age category will race with Bowser and Standard Kart on the GBA Bowser Castle 1 course.
Participants will be able to gain 100 Platinum Points for their My Nintendo rewards and possibly a physical My Nintendo pin, depending on availability. Super Mario Odyssey and Metroid: Samus Returns will also be available to play in demo form.
The first round of qualifiers kicks off next weekend, on August 19th and 20th, in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. The full list of dates and times, as well as more details about what you need to enter, can be found on the official site for the Nintendo World Championships.