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Mario Kart 8 madness is hitting this years EGX London 2014 event in September
- Written by Luke Hackett
Fancy winning a years worth of first party Nintendo releases amongst other great prizes? if you're a mad skilled Mario Karter and able to get to London's EGX event taking place 25th to 28th of September then this one might be for you. Check out the below announcement from Nintendo UK today.
Nintendo Life are on the lookout for the UK’s best Mario Kart 8 players to take part in the first ever Nintendo Life UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament at this year’s EGX London 2014 on the 25-28th September (formerly known as the Eurogamer Expo). Throughout August and early September Nintendo Life will be hosting a series of online races to find the 12 best Mario Kart 8 players, who will then be invited to attend the dedicated gaming expo to compete for the title*. The crowned champion will win a copy of every Wii U first-party physical software release for the following 12 months, £100 of Nintendo eShop credit, and a number of other prizes.
Those Nintendo fans who weren’t able to enter the main tournament can head to the Nintendo Life stand at EGX London 2014 and take part in Mario Kart 8 mini tournaments to test their skills against the best racers. There will be on the spot prizes on offer, including Nintendo plushes, Nintendo Official UK Store vouchers, Nintendo eShop credit and mini trophies.
Nintendo will also host their own stand at EGX London 2014 which will play host to the first National StreetPass Weekend. After the success of National StreetPass Day in 2013, the fun has been extended to cover both 27th and 28th of September with more StreetPass related activities and Nintendo prizes on offer including Nintendo eShop credit ranging from £10-£100, toys and games from Nintendo. Further details to be announced over the coming weeks.
If you already own a Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL or 2DS system then make sure you bring your console along to EGX London 2014 so that you can take part in all the fun of National StreetPass Weekend. You can increase your StreetPass hits, collect puzzle pieces, and meet Mii characters from many different regions, as Nintendo fans come together.
Of Nintendo’s return to EGX London 2014, Shelly Pearce, Marketing and PR Director at Nintendo UK says: “Nintendo has attended every Eurogamer Expo since the show’s inception in 2008 and we are extremely happy to be returning to EGX London in 2014, where Nintendo fans are in for a particular treat.”
“Not only can they watch some of the country’s top Mario Kart 8 players battle it out and race for glory themselves in the mini tournaments but fans can also get their hands on the latest Wii U and Nintendo 3DS & 2DS games.”
EGX London 2014 will take place from Thursday 25th until Sunday 28th September at Earls Court Exhibition Centre London. For more information visit http://www.egxlondon.net/ and check www.nintendo.co.uk for more information regarding the latest Wii U and Nintendo 3DS & 2DS games and National StreetPass Weekend. For information on how to enter the Nintendo Life UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament please check www.nintendolife.com/mk8.
Also during the event, feel free to tweet using the following hashtag: #NintendoatEGXLondon
I'll be going down to London most likely for at least the Saturday, anyone else planning on attending? I've also just signed up for the heats which begin in 11 days and counting, see you on the tracks. Click here for direct link to signup