Wii contest to be held at GameStop


The March 8 release of Nintendo Wii’s “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” video game will kick off round one of a national GameStop competition made up of four rounds. This competition will include the Marquette store and stores all over the United States. According to the official rules on GameStop’s Web site, those who want to compete must register with the GameStop Tournament Director no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the tournament. Contestants will be paired off in order to compete against each other in a process of elimination. Round one winners will be announced the winner of their district and will be eligible to compete in round two. According to GameStop.com, the grand prize winner will receive a plasma TV, a Wii system, a Nintendo game library and $5,000 in cash. Winners of rounds 1-3 will also receive prizes. Eight semi-finalists will be flown to California to compete in the final round on April 12. Those who wish to participate in the competition can attend the midnight launch party on March 8 at GameStop on US Highway 41. The line to get in is expected to start around 9 p.m., said assistant manager Carmen Ciccone. Ciccone added that the store will temporarily close to prepare for the tournament and will reopen between 10-10:30 p.m. More information on the competition and the rules can be found at http://www.gamestop.com/smash.