Nintendo has been continuing its promotion of online and competitive play in some key titles, albeit without blowing the doors off and gaining a lot of attention. Particularly through the Nintendo Versus account it highlights frequent competitions in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2, in particular.
The next MK8 Deluxe North American Open has had a bit of extra promotion from the broader Nintendo of America account, no doubt tapping into expectation for this week's release of DLC through the 'Booster Course Pass'.
Like previous contests of this type it takes place through official 'Tournaments' setup in the game, and is only open to NA-based players aged 13+. There'll be three opportunities to compete, with a full run in the tournament consisting of 24 races; the prize is worth a cool $25 to spend on the eShop.
The race is on for 3 days:
- March 25, 2022 12PM PT - 6PM PT
- March 26, 2022 12PM PT - 6PM PT
- March 27, 2022 12PM PT - 6PM PT
The top 8 players each day will each win 2500 My Nintendo Gold Points to redeem on Nintendo eShop!
To enter the Tournament, select the following, in order, within the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game: Online Play, Tournaments, Search by Code. Then enter the following code:
- Tournament Day 1 ID: 2505-9356-8299
- Tournament Day 2 ID: 0102-0961-7451
- Tournament Day 3 ID: 4289-6892-8811
These 'Open' events have been running for a good while, though hopefully with the new content on the way in ML8 Deluxe - and an extended PR push - they'll grow in popularity and lead to Nintendo upping the ante across its various games.
Thats cool but I suck at Mario Kart so I'm not even going to bother lol
I wonder if the booster course tracks will be in this as well?
Woah, that’s a hefty sum of moolah. I might try this out! I’m not gonna win but it’ll be fun to try
Only the top 8 players of north america win that reward? You're so unlikely to win, seems like terrible odds. North america = canada, usa, mexico - such a large region. Knowing that talks me right out of participating. At least in Splatoon Splatfests, you'd earn super sea snails for participating, something useful. And, the more time you put into Splatfest, the more you're rewarded. This is a huge missed oppportunity on Nintendo's part.
I'm terrible personally, but I wish Nintendo would get more into e-sports with bigger things like this. I've never understood the point of watching Apex or whatever with people just trying to shoot each other but competitive Nintendo games are fun to watch. Also, rip Mario 35 in terms of e-sports possibly.
I don't normally participate in these things since I'm so burned out on the Mario Kart 8 tracks and the prizes suck. Buy since the first wave of new content will be out by then and Club Nintendo has physical rewards again, I might give it a shot.
Ooolala I’ll take a stab at it
If the tournament includes the DLC tracks to race on, then sure, I'll go for it.
@WoomyNNYes Even sometimes Nintendo doesn't consider Mexico as North America.
I'm probably participating, but only as an incentive to go back to the game, I suck big time in MK8D. However, why did it have to be on Kirby's launch weekend?
My skill is that awkward place between absolutely destroying anyone IRL and being middling at best against other people online. I'm lucky if I place in the top 6 against those azure roller, wild wiggler, Waluigi spammers from Japan. Needless to say, I ain't good enough to place highly in tourneys so imma sit this one out.
Would love to try. Not the best at the game, but do love it
@Fizza I expect so, as this will only be 1 week after their launch, maybe they're doing this as a way of promoting it
Me thinks those outrageously high cash prizes might just send Nintendo to the brink of bankruptcy
@TheBigK Being in China, I often get paired with those Waluigi, Wiggler dudes from Japan and like you, I get middling (and often soul-destroying) placing Sometimes it’s 11 Waluigi’s and 1 Mario (it’s-a me!)
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