Nintendo reaches out directly to gaming fans, media and partners with a dynamic lineup for E3 2015, starting with the return of the Nintendo World Championships after a 25-year hiatus. At select Best Buy locations around the U.S., consumers can vie for a coveted spot in the tournament finals set in Los Angeles to kick off E3 week on Sunday, June 14.
On May 30, select Best Buy locations in major cities around the country will host qualifying tournaments for the Nintendo World Championships, which were last seen in 1990. The winners from each regional event, plus competitors invited by Nintendo, will meet on June 14, at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles for a multi-round Nintendo game competition. In the end, one player will be crowned the 2015 Nintendo World Champion. Fans in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to attend the tournament, while others can watch online. More details about the qualifying tournaments will be shared in the coming weeks.
Separately on Tuesday, June 16, online viewers can score the latest Nintendo news as it breaks by tuning in to the Nintendo Digital Event, followed by Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3, daily live-streamed game demonstrations from the Nintendo booth.
Finally, Nintendo will deliver a piece of its E3 experience to consumers with two hands-on sampling days of the upcoming Mario Maker Wii U game at participating Best Buy stores.
The E3 2015 video game trade show takes place June 16-19 in Los Angeles.