Play the world’s best at the Nintendo World Championships


Richfield will be one of eight locations around the country hosting qualifying rounds for the 2017 Nintendo World Championships.

The Richfield Best Buy just over the Minneapolis border will join Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, New York, and Miami for the two day competition. Entrants will compete in either the 12 and under age group, or the and 13 and above. The game will be Mario Kart 7 on the Nintendo 3DS.

May the best racer win.

Adults are allowed to compete as well, though they will be playing against 13-year-olds.

It’s broken up like this: The younger class plays as Mario on Nintendo DS’s Luigi’s Mansion course using Standard Kart, Standard Wheels, and Super Glider. The older class will play as Bowser on the Game Boy Advance’s Bowser Castle 1 course using Standard Kart, Standard Wheels, and Super Glider.

All of which are available as part of the new game.

No, this is not a Nintendo plug. But, full-disclosure, I’m a Super Smash Bros. guy anyway. Link is unbeatable. Get some.

The player with the best time trial entry in each division will head to New York City for the World Championship.

The Richfield Best Buy competition will be on September 2-3. The Championship will be held on October 7 in Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom as a big middle finger to all the parents who thought spending hours playing video games wouldn’t lead to anything.

Though we don’t know yet what the winner of the competition will actually win besides some pretty serious gaming cred.

To learn more, go to the Nintendo World Championship website.