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‘Nintendo World Championships 2017’: What It Is & How To Watch It

Friday 6th October 2017 by The_acz

We’re one day away from the 2nd resurrection of one of gamings most iconic video game competitions ever, the Nintendo World Championships.

What are the Nintendo World Championships?

For those not in the know, the Nintendo World Championships were a 3-day event ranging from December 7th-9th  featuring 90 contestants over 3 age groups. The competition was a score challenge set across 3 games: Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer, and Tetris. Each game also had their own requirements; Super Mario Bros. tasked you with collecting 50 Coins, Rad Racer had you completing the first course, and finally, Tetris asked you to gain as many points as you possibly could before your 6 minutes were up. This event went down as one of the biggest and best championships in gaming, then vanished the next year.

Flash forward 25 years, after the original NWC was only but a glimmering memory to some; little did people know something big was about to happen. On May 13th, 2015, Nintendo announced that the revival of the competition would be held at the Microsoft Theater during E3. This time there were 16 players and no age groups, with a total of 8 games. These included Splatoon, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Maker, and more! There were also multiple game surprises, such as the announcement of Earthbound Beginnings (Earthbound Zero) finally being released in the U.S. Out of the 16, John Numbers emerged victoriously! Thus brought closure to another NWC.

How do I watch the Nintendo World Championships 2017?

This year, the championships are being held at the Manhattan’s Center Grand Ballroom in NYC on October 7th. People who live in the area actually have a chance to attend the event in person! People will be able to line up starting at 9 AM EST on the 7th for a chance at getting a special wristband to enter the event with doors opening at 3 PM EST. Can’t make it there in person? No problem! You can always watch the competition live from the comfort of your home. Nintendo will be live streaming the event on their Twitch, Youtube, and official website starting tomorrow at 2 PM PST or 5 PM EST. That’s it! You are now ready to enjoy one of the best gaming events ever. So invite some friends, buy some snacks, and enjoy the Nintendo World Championships 2017!