GR’s 2023 Summer Tournament Kicks Off Soon!

GR’s 2023 Summer Tournament Kicks Off Soon!

Hey folks, are you enjoying the wave 5 tracks for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Want to test your skills on the likes of Athens Dash and Squeaky Clean Sprint against some of the best players out there?

If so, we’ve got just the event for you! Yep, on the 19th of August 2023, we’ll be hosting our Summer Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament here at Gaming Reinvented. In this tournament, we’ll be racing for a $200 grand prize, with the proceedings being held on the Gaming Reinvented Discord server. As is expected, 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: 19th August 2023
  • Start Time: 8pm (20:00) GMT+1
  • End Date: (see start date)
  • End Time: 23:30 GMT (or whenever we’re done)
  • Races: 24 (plus 12 for the final)
  • Tournament Code: 1218-8976-1835

As well as a list of times it takes place in each region:

Tournament Times by Region

Time Zone Time
GMT+1 (UK) 8pm
CEST (Europe) 9pm
PDT 12pm
EST 3pm
AEDT (Australia) 7am
JST (Japan) 5am

Plus the list of communities participating in the event so far:

As you can see, most things are pretty much the same as last time. The prize is (mostly) the same, the number of races is the same, and once again it’ll be hosted via a tournament code.

But with 5 waves of DLC tracks now available, it’s going to be more interesting than ever. The tracks are more complex than before, the gimmicks are more interesting, and with many more months of practice, the level of competition is likely going to be much higher too.

So give it a shot! Enter the tournament from the form linked below…

Enter the Summer 2023 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament

Then try and become our tournament grand champion! Good luck everyone!


Here are the FAQs for the event. As per before, most are the same as ever.

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.

Enter the Summer 2023 Gaming Reinvented Tournament

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? Is it a bit earlier?

We’ve now got 8 more tracks to choose from, plus 3 new characters. That livens it up a bit, right?

Plus we kinda need the activity boost.

Should I change kart combo? I hear things have changed recently…

Yeah, Waluigi on the Wild Wiggler isn’t the best combo anymore. Not sure what is, wave 5 changed the meta once again.

Can I pick the new characters?


Will everyone pick the new characters?

Possibly. People online love using Kamek, Wiggler and Petey Piranha, especially the former.

Do I need the Booster Course Pass for this?

Thankfully no. You don’t need said DLC to pick courses from it while playing online.

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… they’re disqualified anyway. What’s the point of letting someone into the final after only 12 races or so?

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.

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