Nintendo's prestigious Nintendo World Championships returns on October 7, 2017, at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom in New York City. The first event was launched in 1990 in the Fair Park's Automobile Building in Dallas, Texas, which visited twenty-nine cities in the United States. The event is based on an actual game cartridge by Nintendo of the same name, players who participated in the first event battled it out to then to games like "Rad Racer," "Super Mario Bros." and "Tetris."

This year, Nintendo takes the competition to a whole new level and will use the event to kick off the release of two titles; "Super Mario Odyssey" and "Metroid: Samus Returns." The event will hold qualifying events via select Best Buy stores across the United States where fans can start to work their way up the finals on October 7.

In the qualifier matches, players must compete against each other in an epic Mario Kart 7 time trial battle. Players aged 12 and younger will play on the Luigi’s Mansion track as Mario using a stock cart, stock wheels and super glider. Those aged 13 and above will race on Bowser Castle 1 as Bowser with the identical cart configurations. One winner from each age bracket will qualify for an invitation to the final event.

Participating players will get the chance to play the "Super Mario Odyssey" game on the Nintendo Switch console and the "Metroid: Samus Returns" game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. They will also get the chance to earn My Nintendo rewards and a My Nintendo pin.

An original

NWC or Nintendo World Championships is probably the father or E-sports events, organized by Nintendo of America to promote a game cartridge of the same name. The games included on the cartridge were also played in the event where participants fought against each other to log the best score from the games "Super Mario Bros.," "Rad Racer," and "Tetris." The first event gave three World Champion titles for each category, players from 11 and below, players from 12-17 and competitors aged 18 and above.

The cartridge

Probably the rarest and the most valuable cartridges released for the NES gaming console, the Nintendo World Championships cartridge is coveted by collectors and game fans alike. Only 90 copies of the gray cartridge have been known to exist and another 26 in gold.

May have considered the NWC as once in a generation event as its first event was held in 1990 and the second in 2015. This year's event makes the third for Nintendo World Championships and fans could only hope for more.