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.
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.
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!
Charlie’s first attempts at gaming did not go well. Repeated, failed run-ins with the first Goomba in Super Mario Brothers 1 plagued his maiden gaming voyage. Undaunted, he would go on to become an avid gamer of all platforms, with Nintendo always sitting atop the highest pedestal. Except for that Halo 3 incident in 2007. We don’t talk about it. It never happened.
Currently, Charlie enjoys playing games on as many platforms as he can get his hands on, with current favorites being the Switch, 3DS and Neo Geo. When he’s not playing games, Charlie is a live sound engineer and manager for his production company, Clear Harmonies, based in Washington, D.C.
Charlie enjoys talking about games nearly as much as playing them, and loves meeting new people, so hit him up!
Plays: All of them games. Seriously.