Nintendo Life set to host Mario Kart 8 Tournament at EGX London 2014

Nintendo fans can also take part in National StreetPass Weekend at EGX London 2014, taking place at Earls Court 25 – 28 September 2014

3rd August 2014 – Nintendo Life are on the lookout for the UK’s best Mario Kart 8 players to take part in the first ever Nintendo Life UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament at this year’s EGX London 2014 on the 25-28th September (formerly known as the Eurogamer Expo). Throughout August and early September Nintendo Life will be hosting a series of online races to find the 12 best Mario Kart 8 players, who will then be invited to attend the dedicated gaming expo to compete for the title*. The crowned champion will win a copy of every Wii U first-party physical software release for the following 12 months, £100 of Nintendo eShop credit, and a number of other prizes.

Those Nintendo fans who weren’t able to enter the main tournament can head to the Nintendo Life stand at EGX London 2014  and take part inMario Kart 8 mini tournaments to test their skills against the best racers. There will be on the spot prizes on offer, including Nintendo plushes,Nintendo Official UK Store vouchers, Nintendo eShop credit and mini trophies.

Nintendo will also host their own stand at EGX London 2014  which will play host to the first National StreetPass Weekend. After the success of National StreetPass Day in 2013, the fun has been extended to cover both 27th and 28th of September with more StreetPass related activities and Nintendo prizes on offer including Nintendo eShop credit ranging from £10-£100, toys and games from Nintendo. Further details to be announced over the coming weeks.

If you already own a Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL or 2DS system then make sure you bring your console along to EGX London 2014 so that you can take part in all the fun of National StreetPass Weekend. You can increase your StreetPass hits, collect puzzle pieces, and meet Mii characters from many different regions, as Nintendo fans come together.

Of Nintendo’s return to EGX London 2014, Shelly Pearce, Marketing and PR Director at Nintendo UK says: “Nintendo has attended every Eurogamer Expo since the show’s inception in 2008 and we are extremely happy to be returning to EGX London in 2014, where Nintendo fans are in for a particular treat.”

“Not only can they watch some of the country’s top Mario Kart 8 players battle it out and race for glory themselves in the mini tournaments but fans can also get their hands on the latest Wii U and Nintendo 3DS & 2DS games.”

EGX London 2014 will take place from Thursday 25th until Sunday 28thSeptember at Earls Court Exhibition Centre London. For more information visit egxlondon.net and check the Nintendo UK website for more information regarding the latest Wii U and Nintendo 3DS & 2DS games and National StreetPass Weekend. For information on how to enter the Nintendo Life UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament please check out NintendoLife MK8.

Also during the event, feel free to tweet using the following hashtag:#NintendoatEGXLondon  

About the author:

Jeremy’s love of gaming, especially Nintendo started in the late 80’s when his parents bought him and his older brother an NES. Many hours were spent playing Mario and Duck Hunt. Eventually Jeremy graduated to bigger and better games and systems, like the SNES, GC, Wii, 3DS, and finally to the Wii U. Ask him what the defining moment of his childhood gaming was and he’ll answer, “the day I beat Zelda 2.” To this day that game holds a special place in his heart. His favorite types of games are platformers.

Jeremy started blogging for NintendoFuse in October 2010. He started off as a lurker on the forums who won a free copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. From there he realized he liked the forums and the site and wanted to remain a part of it. He was brought on board shortly thereafter and has helped post news and reviews for the past couple of years. Currently Jeremy has taken a step back to focus on family and school. He assists in minor back-end site maintenance from time to time.

Jeremy – who has written posts on NintendoFuse.


  • Armi

    I find out about this… When? August 28’th. Gah! I always find out about things too late. I don’t know why… I just do.