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Nintendo Is Running Splatoon 3 And Mario Kart 8 Championship Tournaments At PAX Aus This Year

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Nintendo Australia has revealed it’s giving players across Australia and New Zealand the chance to compete for ultimate glory in the Splatoon 3 AU/NZ Championship 2023 and the Mario Kart AU/NZ Championship 2023, both of which will end in an explosive finale at this year’s PAX Aus in October.

Beginning this month, a series of open, online qualifying events will start taking place across both titles to determine the top Splatoon 3 teams and top Mario Kart 8 Deluxe players who will then compete at PAX Australia on Sunday, October 8th at the Live Grand Final.

For Splatoon 3, registered teams will compete in Turf War and Anarchy Battle modes, starting with an elimination bracket in Turf War and followed by quarter finals and semi finals in both modes. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, racers will go head-t0-head in 150cc races with standard items across numerous courses, competing for points and crowning the two top racers per qualifier for a total of 12 to compete at the Live Grand Final.

Up for grabs as prizes will be 1,000 My Nintendo Gold Points for the top two teams across each qualifier in Splatoon 3 or the top two players in Mario Kart 8, and to five randomly-selected teams/20 randomly-selected players in both games, and all participants will get 50 Platinum Points every day just for playing.

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You can learn more about both tournaments as well as get instructions on how to sign up for yourself or your team at the official Nintendo Australia website.

Splatoon 3: AU/NZ Championship

The Splatoon 3: AU/NZ Championship is underway, with qualifiers taking place as the hunt for the best cephalopod squad operating in the region begins.

Eligible players of the Splatoon 3 game from across Australia and New Zealand will have a chance to compete in the Splatoon 3: AU/NZ Championship on Saturday 19th and Sunday 27th August.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: AU/NZ Championship

Are you ready to put the pedal to the metal Australia and New Zealand?

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: AU/NZ Championship qualifiers are coming and will take place across two exciting weekends in September.