Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Greatness Calls As The Nintendo World Championships Return

It took them a couple decades and some change, but Nintendo has decided to resurrect an old but classic relic in their bag of tricks.  Think you are real good at playing Mario Bros. you filthy Millennial?  Well put your thumbs where your damn mouth is, because the Nintendo World Championships are back baby.  And this time they brought their sweet logo artwork straight out of the motherfucking 80's.

Tell me you couldn't replace the "2015" with "1987" and have it not work.


The Nintendo World Championships return this year after a 25-year hiatus, and you can earn yourself a spot in the finals. On May 30, you can compete in one of eight locations to win a trip to Los Angeles to compete in the final field of sixteen players.

Qualifiers will take place at the following Best Buy locations from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. local time on May 30.

1717 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA

3675 Pacific Coast Highway
Torrance, CA

10760 NW 17th St.
Miami, FL

900 E. Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL

12905 Elm Creek Blvd. N
Maple Grove, MN

5001 Northern Blvd.
Long Island City, NY

9378 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX

2214 S. 48th St.
Tacoma, WA

The competition will involve the championship mode from Ultimate NES Remix, with score challenges culled from Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Dr. Mario. You can practice at home before the event with a copy of the Wii U game.

In addition to the top scorer from each location, Nintendo will be selecting eight additional competitors for the finals. The Los Angeles event will include multiple rounds.

So get yourself a Wii U, if you even know what that is, and start stretching those thumbs.  Greatness calls America.  Don't let the world take us down.

The Nintendo World Championships will be held on June 14 at the Nokia Theatre during the Electronics Entertainment Expo.

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