The Nintendo World Championships Are Back

The Nintendo World Championships will be making their triumphant return on October 7 in New York City. In order to participate, players must first compete in qualifying matches at one of eight Best Buy stores around the U.S. (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Minneapolis, Chicago, Miamai & New York) starting on August 19th.

The qualifying matches will be a time trial run of Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS, with players being divided into groups based on their age. Participants with the best time in each location’s age group will go on to compete at the Nintendo World Championships in New York.

In addition, Nintendo will also be demo-ing Super Mario Odyssey and Metroid: Samus Returns during the qualifying events. For more details on the qualifying round and the exact locations of the Best Buy stores, head on over to the official Nintendo World Championships site.