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Wii Games: Summer 2010 Competitors Reach the Final Stage

Posted by Trevor Chan

No final boss, but we're sure a fair amount of pride is at stake

Since Nintendo kicked off its first ever nationwide Wii tournament last month, we're steadily approaching the final round of the competition, and The Big N has announced further details of the closing event that will crown the winning teams as the best of the best.

During the first weekend of September, the Wii Games 2010 National Championship finals will take place at Redondo Beach Pier, California and Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, the official Wii Games Ambassador, will be there to make sure participants are in a winning frame of mind at the warm-up session.

For full details, read on for the full press release:

Top Players Compete for Video Game Glory at Wii Games: Summer 2010 National Championship

Kids, Teens, Adults and Seniors from Coast to Coast Get Up and Get Playing in Final Round of First-Ever Nationwide Wii Tournament

WHAT:

Participants and spectators from across the United States will come together in Los Angeles on Sept. 3-5 for the Wii Games: Summer 2010 national championship. As many as 90 winning teams from dozens of qualifying events held throughout the country will join six sweepstakes winners to participate in this first-of-its-kind tournament event. Players of all ages will enjoy the fun of Nintendo’s groundbreaking motion-control video games as they compete for prizes and celebrate the active, inclusive spirit of the Wii console. Olympic gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars champion Shawn Johnson, the official Wii Games: Summer 2010 Ambassador, will make a special appearance to lead participants in a Wii warm-up session on Sept. 3.

Winning teams representing the categories featured in the competition, such as Teen, Adult and Super Adult will receive prizes including custom Wii Remote™ controller-styled trophies, a Royal Caribbean family cruise, Netflix memberships, Wii prize packs and Panasonic entertainment systems during a special award presentation on Sept. 5. Throughout the tournament, families, fans and spectators will also be able to enjoy activities such as noncompetitive game demos. Full details, rules and regulations can be found at www.wiigames2010.com.

Since launching in 2006, the Wii console has expanded the global audience for video games, getting people of all ages and backgrounds off the couch and into the action with a wide variety of inclusive, easy-to-learn motion-control activities. To date, 30 million Wii consoles have been sold in the United States alone.

WHO:

Wii Games Ambassador Shawn Johnson, kids, adults, teens, seniors and video game fans of all kinds

WHEN:

Friday, Sept. 3, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE:

Redondo Beach Pier
181 North Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

KEY VISUALS:

  • Friday, Sept. 3: 9:15-10 a.m. (open to media only)
    • Shawn Johnson leading Wii Games: Summer 2010 finalists from all over the United States in a Wii warm-up session
  • Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5 (open to media and public)
    • Players of all ages using the Wii Remote™ controller to bowl a strike and sink a basketball in Wii Sports Resort™
    • Kids, adults and seniors twirling a virtual Hula Hoop in Wii Fit™ Plus
    • Attendees enjoying free demos of Wii games such as Super Mario Galaxy™ 2 at open game play kiosks
    • Winning teams accepting their prizes at awards presentation (Sunday, Sept. 5)
    • B-roll and event photos available

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