Nintendo UK Lines Up Nintendo Switch Tournaments For Insomnia61

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Nintendo UK has announced that they will host a Nintendo Switch Tournament Area at Insomnia61 that will present competitive activities for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and ARMS.

Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Pokkén Tournament DX will all be playable on the main Nintendo stand, as well as casual multiplayer activities for games such as Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, 1-2-Switch, Flip Wars, and Puyo Puyo Tetris.

There will also be a Bring Your Own Nintendo Switch (or #BringYourOwnSwitch) area that will let players dock their own Nintendo Switch to play whatever they want.

The special Nintendo Switch Tournament Area competitive activities are:

Friday 25th August – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe UK Super Series Grand Final

12 qualified racers from Belong Arenas will join competitors that sign up and compete at Insomnia61 to find the champion of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe UK Super Series! Sign-up at the Nintendo Switch Tournament Area from 11am. Everyone is eligible to enter, but please bring your own Nintendo Switch to guarantee access to your favourite kart setup. Spaces limited.

Saturday 26th August – Insomnia61 Splatoon 2 Tournament

Sign-up at the Nintendo Switch Tournament Area from 11am, either as a full team or as a squid for hire, and take part in an intense Splatoon 2 competitive tournament! Everyone is eligible to enter, but please bring your own Nintendo Switch or a compatible amiibo with your preset loadout registered to it to guarantee access to your favourite weapons and gear. Spaces limited.

Sunday 27th August – Nintendo Players UK ARMS Invitational

The Nintendo Switch Tournament Area will host the Nintendo Players UK ARMS Invitational on Sunday 27th August! Following qualification at independent events hosted by the groups of the Nintendo Players UK community, 16 of the UK’s best ARMS players will face off to be crowned Nintendo Players UK ARMS Champion, and attendees at Insomnia61 will be able to see the fierce battles take place! Bring your own system and you might be able to challenge the champ…

Insomnia61 will take place from Friday 25th – Monday 28th August 2017, at The NEC, Birmingham.

Tickets are available to purchase on the official website, with the promo code ‘i61nintendo’ giving you a 10 percent discount on day tickets.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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