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The Nintendo World Championship qualifiers in Miami have officially been cancelled, as Florida continues to struggle against the damages caused by Hurricane Irma. The qualifiers were initially postponed from their September 9th/10th date due to the impending devastation of the storm, but the event is now cancelled as Miami and other parts of the Sunshine State focus on relief efforts. Nintendo’s statement is as follows:

“Due to Hurricane Irma’s ongoing effects, Nintendo and Best Buy have decided not to reschedule its Miami qualifying round for the Nintendo World Championships 2017. The two remaining spots in the tournament will instead be filled by selecting the participants from other regions with the best non-qualifying times. Nintendo World Championships will take place Oct. 7 in New York.”

As stated, the two spots that would be taken by Miami contestants will instead be given to the highest two non-qualifiers from other regions. Hopefully, no more natural disasters will intervene in the lead up to the main event on October 7th.

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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.