Nintendo has detailed more information about the next Nintendo World Championship event, including the latest game to join the competition.
Following regional qualifiers across the country, New York is set to host 16 enthusiastic players on October 7. An additional 8 players have been invited to compete from across the country and around the world, including WWE Superstar Bayley.
The multi-game tournament will challenge players with both past and present Nintendo games and systems, including none other than the recently released Metroid: Samus Returns.
The Nintendo World Championships 2017 will be hosted by Andrea Rene, featuring Jordan Kent. If you’re in the area you can access free tickets on the day at Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom. Otherwise, you can join the livestream from 5pm ET/2pm PT.
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You can also read Nintendo’s press release below.
Nintendo Reveals Additional Details About Nintendo World Championships 2017
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– During a video unveiled today, Nintendo announced some exciting new details about the upcoming Nintendo World Championships 2017. Thousands of competitors across the country competed in seven regional qualifiers, with 16 top players across two age brackets qualifying to travel to New York to compete against one another in Nintendo World Championships on Oct. 7. The event is a multi-game tournament that challenges players of all ages to compete in a gauntlet of games representing the past and present of Nintendo games and systems that fans will know and love. Today, Nintendo revealed just one of the many games to be included the tournament: the recently released Metroid: Samus Returns game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
The 16 qualifying players will be joined by 8 players invited to compete from across the country and around the world, including WWE Superstar Bayley. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Nintendo World Championships 2017 is more than just another video game tournament,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It is a celebration of Nintendo games old and new, and Nintendo fans past and present. Kids, parents and gamers of all ages will be thrilled by the excitement of seeing who will come out on top.”
Included among the qualifying players are a few dedicated competitors who traveled to multiple locations across the country to secure their spot in the tournament, as well as the winner of the Nintendo World Championships 2015, who earned his way back in to defend his title. The 16 qualifying players will be joined by 8 players invited to compete from across the country and around the world, including talented speed-runners, tournament players and online personalities from the United States, Europe, Canada and Mexico. These invitees include actor and Super Smash Bros. tournament player Asa Butterfield and WWE Superstar Bayley.
When the big event kicks off in New York on Oct. 7, it will be hosted by Nintendo fan and online personality Andrea Rene, with play-by-play and analysis by gamer, sports broadcaster and Nintendo fan Jordan Kent.
The Nintendo World Championships 2017 event will be livestreamed at https://nwc.nintendo.com st
For more information about Nintendo World Championships 2017, including the full list of players, visit https://nwc.nintendo.com