Nintendo World Championships 2017 New York

Nintendo World Championships 2017

This coming weekend on Saturday, October 7, 2017, qualifying gamers from around the globe will converge on New York City for the 2017 Nintendo World Championships.

The contestants include 16 qualifying gamers, in addition to invited speed-runners, web personalities, and competitive players.  The gamers will battle their way across many genres to determine the winner.  One of the most anticipated titles slotted for the competition is the recently released Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS.

Nintendo World Championships 1990
Poster from the 1990 Nintendo World Championships

The road to the finals hasn’t been easy this year, with a few hopefuls attending several events to ensure their place among the best of the best.  The tournament also had to contend with one of the most vicious hurricane seasons in history, causing the delay of the Miami qualifier to be postponed.

Catch all the action, live-streamed with commentary and analysis by Jordan Kent and hosted by Andrea Rene, from New York at http://nwc.nintendo.com starting right at 5 PM EST / 2 PM PST.

Did you try your hand at qualifying this year?  What games are you hoping to see?  Will this year finally determine who is playing with power?  Drop a comment below and let us know!

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