With nine days to go until the big competition begins, Nintendo has made a special announcement and update concerning the Nintendo World Championships!
We now have a complete list of those who qualified in each age group category, as well as the people who made the cut in the invitee section. Thanks to the previous event, the Nintendo World Championships is expanding beyond the United States. This year’s competition has representatives from the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Canada contending.
As for the the winners of the qualifying rounds, runners-up/alternates from the Seattle qualifiers are taking the slot that Miami’s cancellation created.
For those who watched the 2015 Nintendo World Championships, you’ll notice that the reigning champion is back to defend his title!
THE SUPER STARS
WWE Superstar Bayley, USA
Asa Butterfield, United Kingdom
12 and younger
8owser16, New York
Marco R., Bay Area
Abe E., Chicago
Sunny K., Los Angeles
Kid Ocelot, Minneapolis
Wyatt A., Seattle
13 and older
John Numbers, New York
Cole G., Bay Area
Jeff B., Chicago
Ito, Los Angeles
Kyle H., Seattle
All competitors have a little bit of time left to practice, and Nintendo already sent all of them Nintendo 2DS XLs with copies of Metroid: Samus Returns, as the game will be part of the competition. Previously, Super Metroid and Metroid Prime: Federation Force’s Blast Ball were games included in the 2015 game lineup.
The event kicks off on October 7th at 2:00 p.m. PT | 5:00 p.m. ET in New York and will be hosted by Andrea Rene and Jordan Kent. For those interested in tickets, please visit the Nintendo World Championship site for more information.
What games do you want to see featured at the tournament? Maybe an all-out brawl with Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments down below!
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