New York City • Oct. 7, 2017
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Compete for a place in Nintendo history

This October, Nintendo fans will put their gaming skills to the ultimate test in an epic battle to win the Nintendo World Championships 2017.

It all kicks off with eight qualifying events at select Best Buy stores across the U.S.* Join the celebration of Nintendo’s past, present, and future—and maybe even win a trip to NYC for the finals!

Qualifiers: Four weekends, eight locations
August 19 and 20
New York
SF Bay Area
August 26 and 27
Chicago
Los Angeles
September 2 and 3
Minneapolis
Dallas
September 9 and 10
Seattle
Miami
Exclusively at select store locations.
You’re invited to join the competition

Save the date for a qualifier near you and start practicing your Mario Kart™ 7 skills! Show up and have a blast with game demos, giveaways (while supplies last), and more.

Qualifiers will be held Aug. 19 ─ Sept. 10.
Qualifier details
Age brackets: 12 and younger & 13 and older

Kids of all ages are welcome! If you’re 17 or younger, your parent or guardian must be present for you to participate.

Game: Mario Kart™ 7 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Mode: Time Trial. You’ll get two tries to score the best time.
One winner from each age bracket will qualify for an invitation to the final event.
See full rules Registration form
12 and younger
Mario
  • Character: Mario
  • Kart: Standard Kart, Standard Wheels, Super Glider
  • Stage: DS Luigi's Mansion
New Nintendo 2DS XL playing Mario Kart 7
13 and older
Bowser
  • Character: Bowser
  • Kart: Standard Kart, Standard Wheels, Super Glider
  • Stage: GBA Bowser Castle 1
New Nintendo 2DS XL playing Mario Kart 7
While you’re there…
You can demo these upcoming games

Get the chance to go hands-on with the Super Mario Odyssey game on the Nintendo Switch™ console and the Metroid: Samus Returns game for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems.

Super Mario Odyssey
Metroid Samus Returns logo
Collect My Nintendo rewards

Check in with your My Nintendo QR Code® at the qualifiers and get 100 Platinum Points. The first 200 people to check in each day will also receive a My Nintendo pin!

My Nintendo pin
Locations & Dates
August 19 and 20
New York
Best Buy Bronx
Terminal Market
610 Exterior Street
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 402-2932
Saturday, Aug. 19: 10 AM ─ 7 PM
Sunday, Aug. 20: 11 AM ─5 PM
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Nintendo World Championships 2017 Qualifying Event Compete for the best time in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. If you win, you could qualify for an invite to go to New York for the finals! For event hours and the latest details, visit nwc.nintendo.com. Best Buy Bronx 610 Exterior Street Bronx, NY 10451 08/19/2017 12:00 AM 08/20/2017 12:00 AM Nintendo true MM/DD/YYYY
SF Bay Area
Best Buy San Jose
181 Curtner Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 297-0701
Saturday, Aug. 19: 10 AM ─ 7 PM
Sunday, Aug. 20: 11 AM ─5 PM
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Nintendo World Championships 2017 Qualifying Event Compete for the best time in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. If you win, you could qualify for an invite to go to New York for the finals! For event hours and the latest details, visit nwc.nintendo.com. Best Buy San Jose 181 Curtner Ave San Jose, CA 95125 08/19/2017 12:00 AM 08/20/2017 12:00 AM Nintendo true MM/DD/YYYY
August 26 and 27
Chicago
Best Buy Evanston
2301 Howard St
Evanston, IL, 60202
(847) 570-0450
Saturday, Aug. 26: 10 AM ─ 7 PM
Sunday, Aug. 27: 10 AM ─5 PM
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Nintendo World Championships 2017 Qualifying Event Compete for the best time in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. If you win, you could qualify for an invite to go to New York for the finals! For event hours and the latest details, visit nwc.nintendo.com. Best Buy Evanston 2301 Howard St Evanston, IL, 60202 08/26/2017 12:00 AM 08/27/2017 12:00 AM Nintendo true MM/DD/YYYY
Los Angeles
Best Buy Torrance
3675 Pacific Coast Hwy
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 791-1186
Saturday, Aug. 26: 10 AM ─ 7 PM
Sunday, Aug. 27: 11 AM ─5 PM
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Nintendo World Championships 2017 Qualifying Event Compete for the best time in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. If you win, you could qualify for an invite to go to New York for the finals! For event hours and the latest details, visit nwc.nintendo.com. Best Buy Torrance 3675 Pacific Coast Hwy Torrance, CA 90505 08/26/2017 12:00 AM 08/27/2017 12:00 AM Nintendo true MM/DD/YYYY
September 2 and 3
Minneapolis
Best Buy Richfield
1000 West 78th St
Richfield, MN, 55423
(612) 861-3917
Saturday, Sept. 2: 10 AM ─ 7 PM
Sunday, Sept. 3: 11 AM ─5 PM
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Nintendo World Championships 2017 Qualifying Event Compete for the best time in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. If you win, you could qualify for an invite to go to New York for the finals! For event hours and the latest details, visit nwc.nintendo.com. Best Buy Richfield 1000 West 78th St Richfield, MN, 55423 09/02/2017 12:00 AM 09/03/2017 12:00 AM Nintendo true MM/DD/YYYY
Dallas
Best Buy Park Lane
9378 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 696-2089
Saturday, Sept. 2: 10 AM ─ 7 PM
Sunday, Sept. 3: 11 AM ─5 PM
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Nintendo World Championships 2017 Qualifying Event Compete for the best time in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. If you win, you could qualify for an invite to go to New York for the finals! For event hours and the latest details, visit nwc.nintendo.com. Best Buy Park Lane 9378 N Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75231 09/02/2017 12:00 AM 09/03/2017 12:00 AM Nintendo true MM/DD/YYYY
September 9 and 10
Seattle
Best Buy Tukwila
17364 Southcenter Pkwy
Tukwila, WA 98188
(206) 574-4617
Saturday, Sept. 9: 10 AM ─ 7 PM
Sunday, Sept. 10: 11 AM ─5 PM
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Nintendo World Championships 2017 Qualifying Event Compete for the best time in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. If you win, you could qualify for an invite to go to New York for the finals! For event hours and the latest details, visit nwc.nintendo.com. Best Buy Tukwila 17364 Southcenter Pkwy Tukwila, WA 98188 09/09/2017 12:00 AM 09/10/2017 12:00 AM Nintendo true MM/DD/YYYY
Miami
Best Buy Hialeah
4001 W 20th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 819-0722
Saturday, Sept. 9: 10 AM ─ 7 PM
Sunday, Sept. 10: 10 AM ─5 PM
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Nintendo World Championships 2017 Qualifying Event Compete for the best time in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. If you win, you could qualify for an invite to go to New York for the finals! For event hours and the latest details, visit nwc.nintendo.com. Best Buy Hialeah 4001 W 20th Ave Hialeah, FL 33012 09/09/2017 12:00 AM 09/10/2017 12:00 AM Nintendo true MM/DD/YYYY
Mario
Inkling
Peach
Spring Man
Inkling Boy
Yoshi
Bowser