Splatoon 3 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe North American Finals Highlight Four Days of Competitive Activities for Fans

Today Nintendo announced their plans to attend PAX East in Boston from March 23-26 with a variety of exciting activities. Among these activities include the NintendoVS Arcade, which will feature recent and classic games on the Nintendo Switch system. There will also be two tournaments, the Splatoon 3 North American Championship 2023 and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Championship Cup 2023, featuring some of the best players in North America.

Splatoon 3 North American Championship 2023 Tournament

“We are always finding ways to create a more consistent, fun and welcoming competitive environment for our players and fans,” said Bill Trinen, Vice President of Player & Product Experience at Nintendo of America.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Championship Cup 2023 Tournament

Attendees of PAX East will also be eligible to enter the final qualifier for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Championship Cup tournament, which kicks off at 11am ET on March 26. There are also special giveaways for those who participate in the NintendoVS Arcade, and the top four teams from the Splatoon 3 Splatsville Showdown tournament will compete in all ranked modes to see who will be crowned victorious.

Beyond the tournaments, Nintendo is hosting an on-site and online sweepstakes for a custom-made gaming chair, and there will also be two separate giveaways on the PAX East show floor for those who check-in with their My Nintendo accounts.

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