It’s a busy summer for Nintendo VS. The ink is still flying in the Splatoon 2 Inkopolis Showdown 2022 competition, but for Nintendo fans that prefer to race and dodge red shells, then this next battle is for you.

For the last two weekends in July (July 22nd – 24th and 29th – 31st), Nintendo Switch Online members can race each other in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for glory and prizes in the Mario Kart North American Open July 2022. The top 8 racers in each day will walk away with 2,500 My Nintendo Gold Points ($25). To join in on the 150cc races (max of 24 races on each day), here are the dates and tournament codes for each run:

  • Friday, July 22, 2022, from 12 p.m. PT | 3 p.m. ET to 6 p.m. PT | 9 p.m. ET
    • Tournament ID: 2364-0715-1147
  • Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 12 p.m. PT | 3 p.m. ET to 6 p.m. PT | 9 p.m. ET
    • Tournament ID: 2189-5884-6507
  • Sunday, July 24, 2022, from 12 p.m. PT | 3 p.m. ET to 6 p.m. PT | 9 p.m. ET
    • Tournament ID: 2076-8455-7355
  • Friday, July 29, 2022, from 12 p.m. PT | 3 p.m. ET to 6 p.m. PT | 9 p.m. ET
    • Tournament ID: 4009-4130-8459
  • Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 12 p.m. PT | 3 p.m. ET to 6 p.m. PT | 9 p.m. ET
    • Tournament ID: 0240-5792-8235
  • Sunday, July 31, 2022, from 12 p.m. PT | 3 p.m. ET to 6 p.m. PT | 9 p.m. ET
    • Tournament ID: 3849-6939-8827

 

To participate, just select Online Play > Tournaments > Search by Code in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Input the Tournament Code for the day you want to participate in during the allotted time and then score as many points as you can in 24 races! The top 8 players from each day will be contacted on or about Monday, August 15th, 2022, and can follow instructions via the e-mail associated with their Nintendo ID to claim their prize.

For full rules, you can check out the official rules on Nintendo’s site.

Good luck racers and avoid the infamous Blue Shell on your way to victory!

 

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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?)