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The Nintendo World Championships Have Returned- May 30th!

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎05-28-2015 09:21 AM - edited ‎05-28-2015 10:58 AM (12,773 Views)

Nintendo World Campionships


Are you ready to take part in gaming history? The Nintendo World Championships are back after 25 years! Select Best Buy locations across the country will act as proving grounds for thousands of gamers as they compete for on-stage placement at the Nintendo World Championships in Los Angeles!


If you own a 3DS, it’s time to fire that bad boy up. Saturday, May 30th- Competitors will be playing The Ultimate NES Remix for the highest score in some awesome retro games. Top scorers from each Best Buy location will win a chance to compete at the main event in Los Angeles- including travel accommodations for two, and a $250 gift card!


For anyone who may have seen the movie The Wizard, the Nintendo World Championships were created out of popular demand based on the competition depicted in the film. For the first time ever, video games were part a nationally recognized sporting event and gamers were able to compete head to head with the best players in the world. Modern gaming tournaments would not be what they are without this first step into making video games a legitimate sport.


There are 8 Best Buy locations participating:Ultimate NES Remix


Dallas, TX (Store #58)

Doral, FL (#1502)

Long Island City, NY (#478)

Maple Grove, MN (#329)

San Francisco, CA (#187)

Schaumburg, CA (#305)

Tacoma, WA (#830)

Torrance, Ca (#107)


Only the first 750 in line will be able to take part in the competition, so if you are planning on going- go early. You can begin lining up at 9 am local time (or which time as applicable to the local store), the competition begins at 10am. Remember, this is first come, first serve.



Follow this link for a complete list of the details. Good luck gamers!