UK gamers will be battling in October for a trip to Japan.
Nintendo of Europe has announced an upcoming tournament that they are holding to determine "Britain's Best Gamer". Held at several GAME group (GAME/Gamestation) stores in mid-October, the grand prize is a trip to Nintendo of Japan worth an estimated £10,000. Players in each region will compete on Wii Sports Resort, Mario Kart DS, New Super Mario Bros., and Wii Fit.
The regional heats are being held on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 at the following locations:
- Bluewater, GAME store
- Swansea, Boarders concession
- Manchester, Trafford Centre, Selfridges concession
- Oxford Street GAME store
- Birmingham New Street, Gamestation
- Hull, Gamestation
- Edinburgh Princess Street, Gamestation
- Norwich, Gamestation
The finals are to be held in London at the Odeon in Covent Garden Market on Friday, October 30. There will be two finalists selected from each region, for a total of 16. These finalists will receive every Nintendo first-party title released for one full year, and the two remaining players will be the first in the country to play New Super Mario Bros. Wii ahead of its November 20 European release date.
The event will be hosted by radio DJ Iain Lee, and Charles Martinet – the voice of Mario himself – will be on-hand to present the grand prize to the winner.
25th September 2009
ARE YOU BRITAIN’S BEST NINTENDO GAMER?
WIN THE CHANCE TO BE CROWNED BRITAIN’S BEST NINTENDO GAMER AND A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME TRIP TO JAPAN
Get your Wii remotes and DS stylus’ ready and join Britain’s Best Nintendo Gamer tournament where, to celebrate the launch of New Super Mario Bros Wii, Nintendo is challenging the nation to fight it out for the prestigious title and the chance to win a trip for five to the home of Nintendo in Japan, worth £10,000.
Eight GAME Group stores across the UK (four GAME and four Gamestation) will be opening their doors to Nintendo fans old and new on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October. Regional heats will be taking place at each of the specially selected GAME and Gamestation stores where players will compete on four games – Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit, Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros DS.
The top two finalists from each location will go forward to the grand final where a total of 16 players will battle it out to win the coveted ‘Britain’s Best Nintendo Gamer’ title. The finalists will be the first in the country to play New Super Mario Bros Wii before its official release and each will automatically be awarded every first party piece of software released by Nintendo for one year.
The final, hosted by presenter, comedian and Absolute Radio DJ, Iain Lee, will take place at the Odeon in Covent Garden on Friday the 30th of October. Charles Martinez, the voice of Mario will also be present to award the winner their prize.
BRITAINS BEST NINTENDO GAMER REGIONAL EVENT DETAILS:
WHEN: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October 2009
WHERE: GAME & Gamestation stores at the following locations...
• Bluewater, GAME store
• Swansea, Boarders concession
• Manchester, Trafford Centre, Selfridges concession
• Oxford Street GAME store
• Birmingham New Street, Gamestation
• Hull, Gamestation
• Edinburgh Princess Street, Gamestation
• Norwich, Gamestation