Mario Kart 8, Arms Holding Competitions For Switch Eshop Credit This Month

Players have a chance to win 2,500 My Nintendo Gold Points in August's Arms and Mario Kart 8 North American Open events.


Nintendo is giving Switch players another chance to win My Nintendo Gold Points. The company is hosting online competitions in two of its Switch games this month: the stretchy-arm fighter Arms and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

First up is the Arms North American Open August 2020, which takes place this Saturday, August 8. The top player will win a prize package that contains download codes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, its Fighters Pass Vol. 2, and Splatoon 2. The rest of the top four, meanwhile, will take home 2,500 My Nintendo Gold Points, which is equivalent to $25 USD in Switch Eshop credit.

The following week, Nintendo will host the Mario Kart 8 North American Open tournament. That competition runs from August 14-16, and the top eight players each day--based on the total amount of points accumulated--will win 2,500 Gold Points. You can learn more about both competitions on Nintendo's website.

Those aren't the only Switch games holding events this month. On August 21, Nintendo is kicking off another bonus Splatfest for Splatoon 2. There are no My Nintendo Points up for grabs in this competition, but everyone who participates will receive Super Sea Snails in the game. The Splatfest runs until August 23, and the theme is another repeat of a previous event: which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Although Nintendo has not released new content updates since the Splatocalypse event back in July 2019, the company has announced two more bonus Splatfests for the game. These will be held before the end of March 2021, although no other details about them have yet been announced.

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