Nintendo World Championships 2017 Special Guests Include WWE Superstar Bayley And Asa Butterfield


Nintendo of America has announced new details about the Nintendo World Championships 2017, revealing that Nintendo 3DS exclusive Metroid: Samus Returns will be one of the many games included in the multi-game tournament.

The 16 top players across two age brackets have beaten thousands of competitors across the country to qualify, and will now compete in a gauntlet of games that represents Nintendo’s past and present.

Nintendo World Championships 2015 champion John Numbers will return to defend his title, while eight players from around the world have been invited to compete including speed-runners, tournament players and online personalities from the United States, Europe, Canada, and Mexico – such as actor and Super Smash Bros. tournament player Asa Butterfield and WWE Superstar Bayley.

The big event, which will take place in New York on Saturday 7th October, will be hosted by Andrea Rene, with play-by-play and analysis by Jordan Kent.

“Nintendo World Championships 2017 is more than just another video game tournament,” enthused Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “It is a celebration of Nintendo games old and new, and Nintendo fans past and present. Kids, parents and gamers of all ages will be thrilled by the excitement of seeing who will come out on top.”

The Nintendo World Championships 2017 event will be livestreamed at on Nintendo of America’s official website from 2pm PT (5pm ET) on Saturday 7th October 2017.

Those that are in New York can attend the event, with a limited number of free tickets to be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis outside Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom the day of the event (minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

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