It’s been a while coming, but it’s nearly here. Yep, as the title suggests, the first Gaming Reinvented tournament of 2023 is coming soon, and will occur on the 15th of April at 8pm.
As per the norm, it’ll pit the best Mario Kart 8 Deluxe players against each other in a bid to win the $150 top prize, and be hosted on the Gaming Reinvented Discord server in terms of voice chat.
Here are the rules for the tournament:
- Mode: 150cc Grand Prix
- Teams: No Teams
- Items: Custom Items (coins are disabled)
- CPU: Normal CPU
- Vehicles: All Vehicles
- Smart Steering: Allowed
- Active: Fixed Period
- Start Date: 15th April 2023
- Start Time: 8pm (20:00) GMT
- End Date: (see start date)
- End Time: 23:30 GMT (or whenever we’re done)
- Races: 24 (plus 12 for the final)
As well as a list of times it takes place in each region:
Tournament Times by Region
And the various communities taking part in the festivities:
- Gaming Reinvented
- Wario Forums
- Super Mario 128 Central
- Mario Party Legacy (Discord)
- Pixel Heart Gaming
- Mario RPG Central
- Source Gaming
- Studio 21: MakerMatic Community
- Tater-Tot Tunes
- Designing For
- Nintendo Social Group
- Mario Party Central
- Jeremy King Tech
- Switch Players Norwich
- VideoDojo Hub
- Nintendo Players UK
As you can see, most things are pretty much the same as last time. The prize is the same, the number of races is the same, and once again it’ll be hosted via a tournament code.
But there is one thing that’s different here. One thing that’ll keep this tournament far more interesting than those before it.
That being, we now have two more waves of DLC tracks available for the game, plus a whole new character and item system! As a result, we can now go without those pesky coins you’d otherwise keep getting in first place, and try out all kinds of amazing tracks, including fan favourites like Maple Treeway, DK Summit and 3DS Rainbow Road!
It’s exciting stuff really, and with a few more communities looking to take part, something that should get way more people interested than ever before.
So give it a shot! Enter the tournament from the form linked below…
Then see if you could become the Mario Kart Master! Good luck everyone!
Here are the FAQs for the event. Most are the same as usual, but there are a few additions nonetheless.
Oh neat, you’re hosting another tournament! How can I enter?
Just fill in the form linked below, then join the Gaming Reinvented Discord server. We’ll give you the tournament code later.
Why do I need to fill out the form?
Because otherwise we don’t know who to send the prize to. Your Discord username might not be the same as your Switch Online username after all.
Do I need to provide an email?
No, not really. Skip that field if you don’t want to fill it in.
What happens to the personal info I submit here?
Nothing. We only use the data to send you your winnings if you win the event, and will delete it entirely once the event has concluded.
Are you really going with tournament codes again?
Yep. We tried the friend room method before, and it just didn’t work well at all. So we’re not taking any chances with future tournaments here.
Are you splitting everyone up into 12 player rooms, or having them auto sorted by Nintendo’s algorithm?
The latter. Nintendo has a bad tendency to send groups off on their own anyway, even if there are somehow less than 12 players in the tournament to begin with. So we may as well put you all into the same room and let the game figure it out. It’s easier that way.
Do the finals work the same way?
Yep, the top 12 players play against each other for 12 more races to see who takes home the prize.
Why are you hosting a tournament now?
Because we now have 4 waves of DLC tracks available in the Booster Course Pass, and we want to be able to try them out against the internet’s best Mario Kart players.
Having Birdo available as a character and custom items available as an option are awesome too!
Should I change kart combo? I hear things have changed recently…
Yeah, Waluigi on the Wild Wiggler isn’t the best combo anymore. Now, it’s all about the likes of Rosalina or Link instead.
Why are coins disabled?
Does anyone ever like getting them as an item? Yeah, we thought not. And if you do get them in first place and the person behind you gets a red shell, you’re just screwed without any way of defending yourself.
That’s not particularly fun, so we decided to make use of the custom items feature to fix it.
Can I pick Birdo?
Will everyone pick Birdo?
Probably not, though given she’s the newest character to be added to the roster, we wouldn’t be surprised if more people than usual did choose her as their playable character.
Do I need the Booster Course Pass for this?
Thankfully no. As it turns out, you don’t need said DLC to pick courses from it while playing online. So if you don’t own it and want to say, choose DK Summit or Yoshi’s Island, nothing is stopping you.
Do I need to join the Gaming Reinvented server for this tournament?
Not necessarily, but it would be nice to have you in voice chat or what not.
There’s voice chat?
Yep! There’s also a text chat channel for the event too, if you prefer to discuss things that way.
Any restrictions on what characters and karts I can use in game?
Nope. Choose what character and kart you want.
What about tracks?
Again, no. Though it’d be neat if you chose the DLC tracks where possible, since we want to play them a few times in this tournament,
Can I choose the same track over and over again?
Please don’t. We can’t really stop you, but it’s annoying to replay the same track over and over. Vary it up a bit!
What if someone quits the tournament in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?
Unless they’re ahead by an absurd number of points, they’re guaranteed to lose. And even if they are worthy of reaching the finals… we’ll probably disqualify them anyway.
Any rules against cheating?
All in game strats are allowed. Modifying the game is not.
Any other things banned/punished?
We’re generally rather lax there, but basically:
- No hacking the game online (speed mods, item mods, etc) All relevant rules in the GR Discord apply
If you break these rules, we can remove you from the finals.
Can I record or livestream the tournament?
Sure! In fact, we encourage you to, and will point non participants towards any such livestreams so they can watch it in action.
We also plan to record the tournament ourselves for the Gaming Reinvented channel too, though it may or may not be livestreamed per se.
Are staff members from participating communities allowed to compete?
Yes. The only person who can’t win any money is CM30, the leader of Gaming Reinvented.
How does the winner receive their prize?
We’ll try and contact them on Discord, then fall back to email if they don’t respond. Fail to respond after 3 days, and you forfeit the prize, so keep your DMs open!
Can my community participate in this event?
Sure. Just send us an email via the contact form, or send us a DM on either Twitter, Facebook, Discord, YouTube, Reddit… etc. We’ll add you to the list above.
Does anyone actually read these FAQs?
Who knows? Given how the internet works though, we’re gonna guess the answer is no.