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

Invitees

WWE Superstar Bayley, USA
Yellowkillerbee, USA
Zerk, USA
Asa Butterfield, United Kingdom
tubooron, USA
PasteCat, Canada
WhySoSara, Mexico
360Chrism, Germany

12 and younger

8owser16, New York
Marco R., Bay Area
Abe E., Chicago
Sunny K., Los Angeles
Kid Ocelot, Minneapolis
Pico, Dallas
Wyatt A., Seattle
Gooperman, Seattle

13 and older

John Numbers, New York
Cole G., Bay Area
Jeff B., Chicago
Ito, Los Angeles
Staggah, Minneapolis
SuperFX, Dallas
Myth, Seattle
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!

 

 


Source: Press release

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)

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