With many fans' eyes set on <em>Mario Kart Tour's\u00a0<\/em>release, Nintendo is reminding fans that they are not done with <em>Mario Kart 8.\u00a0<\/em>Almost as if challenging fans to show their stuff they have announced their North American Open later this month. If you think you are fast enough to make it in the top 8 Nintendo is prepared to reward you with $25 of Nintendo eShop credit.\r\n\r\nThis is not the first event of this kind that Nintendo has launched, but the timing is very close to the release of\u00a0<em>Mario Kart Tour.\u00a0<\/em>Fans are excited at the opportunity for one more lap as they prepare for the mobile release of Nintendo's most successful racing series ever released.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/NintendoVS\/status\/1173645631291715589\r\n\r\nEach race will be at 150cc and will have normal items spawning. Smart Steering will be disabled for the entirety of the event. This is one of the faster engine selections meaning you must be at the top of your game to make the high speed turns and skid your way into victory.\r\n\r\nNintendo will reward a total of eight winners based on the in-game scores during the competition. Winners will be notified via email on September 27 and will take home their 2,500 Nintendo Gold points. You can use these points towards any digital purchase on the Switch eShop.\r\n\r\nThere is a lot of tricks and secret moves on how to navigate each map. From a starting turbo boost to side passages it is up to the skilled player to find the perfect route to victory. No matter which character you play as Nintendo wants to remind you that the game is for fun, so make sure you have a good time while competing.\r\n\r\nThis is not the first Open that Mario Kart 8 has done. Each event the rewards seem to get better, which is driving many fans to compete for the top 8 positions. If you think you have what it takes to win, you can enter for free.\r\n\r\nThe Mario Kart North Open will be running from 10 AM PT\/ 1 PM ET to 8 PM PT \/ 11 PM ET. If you want to participate in this competition, you only need to select Tournaments from the Online Play option in the main menu of the game and search for the following tournament code: 2093-5045-4827.\r\n\r\nTo participate in this tournament, you will have to have a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online Service. You can purchase a subscription for $4 for one month, $8 for three months, or $20 for 12 months. You can also purchase annual Family Memberships for $35 that cover up to eight Nintendo Accounts.