Mario Kart 8 Deluxe players located in North America can jump into a tournament that will take place this month. Gaming giant Nintendo surprised its Mario Kart 8 Deluxe players with great news.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe players will have the chance to participate in a new online tournament
The company has just announced an upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online tournament, which will be held on Nintendo Switch Online platform starting from 1 PM to 11 PM ET, on September the 22nd.
Top-of-the-line eight Mario Kart 8 Deluxe racers will receive rewards of 2,500 Gold Points ($25).
The tournament is open to all skill scales, having in itself a range of 24, 150cc-level races. The competition allows players to use all vehicles and all regular items for the race, but smart steering will not be available. Every fourth match, racers will encounter a new range of challenges.
Registering for the competition is a mainly Nintendo issue, complete with an entry code, instead than a user-friendly opt-in button. If you want to take part in the tournament, you can enter ‘2093-5045-4827’ into the ‘Search by Code’ option in the ‘Tournaments’ menu, and you’ll be registered.
Nintendo loves keeping its fans engaged in various competitions
Gaming giant Nintendo has been attempting to create an active community with its Switch Online. Back in January, the company, which has usually been reluctant to online utility and activity, held qualifiers for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2.
The top tiers had to take place in a final in-person competition at PAX East. Nintendo has also hosted a range of Tetris 99 competitions this summer, rewarding 888 Gold Coins to the top 999 players of each tournament.
These races, which are more in-game online functionalities, and a combination of NES and SNES games, are a big clue that Nintendo is eventually considering internet functionality. Even if Switch subscribers don’t have an online experience to be compared to PSN or Xbox Live, they are in a better position than the Wii’s notorious lack of games enabled online.
The proof that Nintendo wants to engage players in more competitions and fun activities is the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament.