The 2017 Nintendo World Championships Have Been Announced!


The Nintendo World Championships are back! The event will take place on October 7th at the Grand Ballroom in Manhattan Center and Nintendo is giving people of all ages and across the country a chance to participate!

The Nintendo World Championships have been held multiple times in the past and are all about giving players a chance to come together and show off their skills at Nintendo games.

For example, the 2015 Nintendo World Championships were built around NES Remix and Super Mario Maker. This year, however, it’s all about Mario Kart 7!

Qualifying events will be held starting on August 19 at eight Best Buy locations across the US. Players will be divided into two age groups (12 and below as well as 13 and up) and will play Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS! The player with the best Time Trial entry in each age group at the end of the two-day event will qualify for the Nintendo World Championships 2017!

The settings players will use are as follows:

  • The 12 and younger age group will play as Mario on the Nintendo DS “Luigi’s Mansion” course using Standard Kart, Standard Wheels and Super Glider.
  • The 13 and older age group will play as Bowser on the Game Boy Advance “Bowser Castle 1” course using Standard Kart, Standard Wheels and Super Glider.

The qualifying events will be first come, first served so I definitely recommend getting their early. They should also be pretty fun events to attend, but part of me wonders why they are only holding the event in eight cities in the US? It doesn’t really feel like much of a “world” competition.

What do you think? Will you and your family be making the trek to one of the participating Best Buy stores to compete? Let us know in the comments!

Best Buy Address


Times (All times local)

610 Exterior St.Aug. 19-20Saturday10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Bronx, NY 10451Sunday11 a.m.-5 p.m.
181 Curtner Ave.Aug. 19-20Saturday10 a.m.-7 p.m.
San Jose, CA 95125Sunday11 a.m.-5 p.m.
3675 Pacific Coast HighwayAug. 26-27Saturday10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Torrance, CA 90505Sunday11 a.m.-5 p.m.
2301 Howard St.Aug. 26-27Saturday10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Evanston, IL, 60202Sunday10 a.m.-5 p.m.
9378 N. Central ExpresswaySept. 2-3Saturday10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Dallas, TX 75231Sunday11 a.m.-5 p.m.
1000 W. 78th St.Sept. 2-3Saturday10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Richfield, MN, 55423Sunday10 a.m.-5 p.m.
4001 W. 20th Ave.Sept. 9-10Saturday10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Hialeah, FL 33012Sunday10 a.m.-5 p.m.
17364 Southcenter ParkwaySept. 9-10Saturday10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tukwila, WA 98188Sunday11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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