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Earlier this week we told you about a special Mario Kart 8 tournament we're running for UK racers. The day is here, in which participants have six hours to complete 12 races in a battle for some lovely eShop funds.

Details are below, so good luck!


Nintendo Life is holding a one-off regional Mario Kart 8 Online Tournament for UK readers. The top three qualifying players will receive a prize in the form of eShop credit kindly provided by the Official Nintendo UK Online Store.

  • 1st Place: £60 eShop credit
  • 2nd Place: £40 eShop credit
  • 3rd Place: £20 eShop credit


The Tournament takes place today, Saturday, 26th July 2014 between 4pm-10pm (UK). You can join the tournament at any time between 4pm and 10pm to complete your 12 races.

We'll also be hosting a live stream on our Twitch channel for the final two hours between 8pm-10pm, which will also be posted in a separate article.

How to Enter:

Within the Mario Kart 8 Online menu select ‘Tournaments’ and ‘Enter Code’: 7817-5066-1571 — it's called Nintendo Life UK GP.

Once the tournament has been registered with your console you will be able to start racing once the tournament beings on Saturday 26th July at 4pm. You can join the tournament at any time before the closing time of 10pm.


The tournament will have the following rules.

  • Code-only
  • 150cc
  • All items
  • All control methods
  • Hard CPU
  • 12 races
  • Group swapping every four races

If you're sharing a Wii U and want multiple players to compete and be eligible, you'll need to take turns — in single player online — in each Nintendo Network ID login. In other words, once a player has completed the tournament in their Wii U account you'll need to quit the game, switch to the second Nintendo Network ID and go through the Tournament again. Playing in two player-splitscreen online will only allow the main player — the Nintendo Network ID holder — to be eligible for the prizes.

You must compete using a UK Wii U and therefore have a ‘GB’ flag after your name in the final rankings to claim a prize. The top three racers who qualify for a prize should contact us via email ([email protected]) and include a photo of their GamePad/TV with their NNID in clear view. Members of the Nintendo Life team are not eligible for prizes. All decisions by Nintendo Life are final. If you have any further questions please contact us.

Have fun!

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