For E3 this year, Nintendo are bringing back the Nintendo World Championships event for the first time in 25 years, the company announced this morning. In addition, Nintendo will also hold a digital conference and a Nintendo Treehouse livestream featuring their development staff, similar to their E3 festivities last year.
Here’s a list of the events that will be held during E3 week:
- Sunday, June 14th – Nintendo World Championships 2015
- Tuesday, June 16th – Nintendo Digital Event (9 am PST)
- Mario Maker demo at Best Buy – June 17th (4 pm – 9 pm)
- Mario Maker demo at Best Buy – June 20th (noon – 5 pm)
- Nintendo Treehouse Live (details unannounced as of now)
The Nintendo World Championships was a videogame competition held in 1990. The tournament consisted of three age brackets and was held in 29 cities across the United States. Regarding this year’s tournament, Nintendo provided the following details:
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, the company said.