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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Nintendo World Championships Are Back, Qualify In Torrance

The Nintendo World Championships are back for 2017. Sadly, they won't be here in LA, but in New York, the dumpster fire capitol of America. They'll take place Oct 7 at Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom. Over here though, you'll be able to qualify at a participating Best Buy at the end of the month. The one here is somewhat close to people around the LA area, it's in Torrance.

So if you want a shot at the top, you've got to get to the Best Buy located at

      Aug. 26-27      
Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

it's first come, first up to play basis.

 Here's more details from the press release

Starting on Aug. 19, select Best Buy stores around the country 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 family of systems. 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 the Super Mario Odyssey game, launching Oct. 27 for the Nintendo Switch system and the Metroid: Samus Returns game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, arriving on Sept. 15. 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.