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World's Finest to Compete This Weekend at the Kong Off

Posted by Zach Kaplan

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You've seen the movies. You've read the interviews. You've designed the shirts. You've cheered for the former champion. And to top it off, the bar just got raised by 20,000 points. This weekend is what it's all been building up to: The Kong Off.

From March 19th to the 20th, Chien, Wiebe and Mitchell will compete for the first time under one roof, each trying to win or best the world record along with plenty of lesser known hopefuls, at Richie Knucklez Arcade in Flemington, New Jersey. We'll be there live, giving you all the most up-to-date information on the events and live blogging the record attempts. Wiebe commented on the event and his preparations leading up to it:

It's an honour to be part of this amazing group of players... This week I plan on playing one game a day with the technique I plan on using in the competition. The approach for a short duration of attempts is different than the one I would use in my garage on a typical summer day when I have two months to hit a high score.

Wiebe went on to give his thoughts on the competition:

I definitely have to pick Hank as the favourite at this point... not in return for him picking me, but because he seems to have his game dialled in, especially with his recent world record score at Funspot. But, I would never bet against Mitchell or anyone else in the field winning. I respect everybody's game and I know that it just might come down to one lucky break in order to win this thing

We hope you'll join us Saturday and Sunday as we see how it all goes down at Richie Knucklez. You can view more information at the event's website in the meantime. Cast your predictions for the next King of Kong in the comments below!

[via thekongoff.com, examiner.com]

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User Comments (11)

Lan

#2

Lan said:

it's great these games still matter. i seriously doubt people will be playing call of duty competitively in 30 years. or playing it at all

Capt_N

#3

Capt_N said:

It's on like Donkey Kong! (sue me Nintendo, see if I buy your stuff anymore! :P)

Looking forward to the documentary.

Enjoy NJ, NLife! @ least,.. I hope you can.

PS~ We NJ residents are not anything like the people on Jersey Shore.

StarDust4Ever

#5

StarDust4Ever said:

"Cast your predictions for the next King of Kong in the comments below!"

Will the contestants be playing simultaneously on different machines, or one at a time? I think simultaneous play would be more intense, and also rule out the possibility of any fresh "15-minutes-of-fame" record holders.

I believe that either Wiebe or Mitchel will make a comeback. Either that, or Hank will blow away his current record.

Of course, I'm also completely open to the new WR title going to somebody completely new.

But it is also possible that all contenders somehow lose their jumpmen before making/breaking a new record.

There, I believe I've covered all the bases somehow. Whatever happens, it will be epic! :D

NintyMan

#6

NintyMan said:

Sounds really cool, especially with all three of them under one roof playing it out. It's even crazier when the high score got higher by the same recent champion!

Sylverstone

#7

Sylverstone said:

It's hard calling the winner.

Maybe Wiebe will make a huge comeback, or Billy will rise again OR Chien will push the record even further out of reach.

It's anyone's game!
It's all for the taking!
It's on like Donkey Kong™!

James

#8

James said:

Everyone will be taking turns for their record attempts so there could be a bit of back-and-forth with the DK record, not that we're not used to that already :D

Me, I'm rooting for Dr Chien and his awesome t-shirt.

EliPro

#9

EliPro said:

It's great to see how popular this game is. Just goes to show you: a good game never dies.

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