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Nintendo World Championships qualifying event locations announced

Nintendo has announced the eight Best Buy locations that will host the Nintendo World Championships qualifying events.

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The Nintendo World Championships is making its triumphant return at this year’s E3, and today, Nintendo has announced the Best Buy locations where it will host qualifying events for tournament hopefuls to compete.

Here are the eight Best Buy locations Nintendo has chosen for the qualifying events:

The qualifying competition will feature the Championship mode of Ultimate NES Remix on the Nintendo 3DS. Players will take on a series of three score-based challenges in Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Dr. Mario. The competitor who earns the highest score from each of the eight regional competitions will move on to the Nintendo World Championships in Los Angeles, California. The final round of the championships will be a multi-round competition played across a variety of Nintendo games.

Nintendo also notes it will be selecting eight additional competitors for the Nintendo World Championships, which the company will reveal in the near future. We wonder if Reggie Fils-Aime will count as one of these special competitors, or if he’s being considered a super-special competitor? Either way, expect to hear more about this some time in the next couple of weeks.

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    May 19, 2015 6:50 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Nintendo World Championships qualifying event locations announced

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      May 19, 2015 7:06 AM

      Not exactly thrilled with how this is being handled.

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        May 19, 2015 7:07 AM

        How would you prefer it be handled? Online tournament?

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          May 19, 2015 7:17 AM

          More than 8 locations, use a Wii U instead of 3ds and even though the game chosen is itself a flashback to the old World tournament I would have preferred something specially crafted for the event.

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            May 19, 2015 3:07 PM

            Using 3DS means they can run as many contestants as they have reps and systems to accommodate. Using Wii U's would mean 2 to 3 simultaneous runs max and they're trying to push 750 people through in one day.

            The location choices are very disappointing. I live in the fifth largest metro area in the country and my closest qualifier is six hours away driving fast.

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              May 19, 2015 3:58 PM

              I understand the use of 3ds from a time perspective but I'd rather they have like a dozen wii-u stations setup instead. I'm about an hour away from one but won't be there because I don't want to be apart of that mad house.

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                May 19, 2015 4:05 PM

                A dozen Wii U stations would necessitate emptying an entire section of the store or setting it all up in the parking lot, neither choice is ideal for both companies involved.

                If only I was just an hour away, I'd be in full training montage mode by now.

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                  May 21, 2015 10:18 AM

                  I know it's not ideal but it's also much more of a spectacle that way and simply increases the cost to Nintendo for throwing the event a smidge.

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                May 19, 2015 4:26 PM

                Latest Chatty is eating my replies again :(

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      May 19, 2015 7:47 AM

      While these games could be considered masterpieces, for me this clearly shows the degree of stagnation in Nintendo's creativity, What is next? an special event playing with the Powerglove?

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        May 19, 2015 10:57 AM

        Is u srs?

        There's a company out there holding entire conventions around only 3 game series in 20 years, and you think this one can't run a simple competition cus their library is DEEP?

        You doomsday preppers and your emtpy glasses, ffs.

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          May 19, 2015 12:31 PM

          So the creative drought is spread over the industry...and how this make Nintendo less guilty of beating the dead horse ad infinitum?.

          Nintendo's deep library is composed mainly (let's say 70%) by 80's franchises, it feeds on the endless pit of nostalgia that We gamer/consumers apparently are ...fuck, you can find people longing for the good ol' days of i-Carly.

          Our sick necessity to feel like 8 year olds playing Mario for first time is forbidding us a future of amazing new worlds...I guess the huge costs of development are the reason why the companies are so reluctant to take a risk, who is going to create new stuff when Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Halo, final fantasy, CoD, Battlefield, Star Wars, Batman, Spiderman or any other of the IPs recreated a million times are a sure winner?

          I know my english is not that good, but you guys are smart and understand my idea...anyway is just my opinion.

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      May 19, 2015 8:29 AM

      I knew it was going to be World Championship mode in NES Remix 2/Ultimate NES Remix! I've been practicing it since the announcement because it made the most sense.

      Now I find there's no qualifier near me! Fuck this gay Earth.

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        May 19, 2015 12:35 PM

        i will pitch in $2 for travel

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          May 19, 2015 12:37 PM

          If it wasn't so soon, I'd try to plan a trip to the SoCal qualifier.

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            May 19, 2015 2:55 PM

            And here is the mystery post that was showing up as * N U K E D *

            What the hell is going on with posts?

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          May 19, 2015 2:54 PM

          I replied to this but it was nuked. Why the hell did that happen? All I said was if it weren't revealed less than two weeks away, I would have planned for a trip to the SoCal qualifier.

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        May 19, 2015 3:55 PM

        Hah you were just talking about this at the shackmeet.

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          May 19, 2015 4:02 PM

          I know! I hate that I was right about everything.

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      May 19, 2015 3:47 PM

      I remember playing some qualifying event with Star Fox at Walmart when I was younger

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