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Disney Channel wants Nintendo-loving families to compete in a Switch showdown

Those Mario Tennis skills will finally come in handy

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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

If you love Nintendo, and you love Disney Channel, and you have a family, you could be one of four families to compete in a Disney Channel Nintendo Switch competition.

Disney Channel is offering your Nintendo-loving family the chance to compete in the Nintendo Switch Family Showdown, taking on challenges in Nintendo Switch Games ranging from matchups in Mario Tennis Aces to dance-offs in Just Dance 2018 and collectible searching in Super Mario Odyssey.

If your family is interested in applying for the contest, you can submit an original video, no longer than one minute, about why your family is the ultimate Nintendo family.

So convince your kid/younger sibling/distant little cousin that this is going to be cooler than summer camp, and maybe your loosely defined family will get a chance to visit Los Angeles and compete in Switch games for some sweet prizes (and also meet some Disney Channel stars, if that’s your thing).

It’s time to put all those Mario Tennis skills to good use, bring glory to your family unit, and make your kid/younger sibling/distant little cousin proud.

To qualify for the challenge, you need to be between the ages of 6 and eighteen or the parent/legal guardian/grandparent of an eligible child. The contest is only open to residents of the United States.

Last summer, Disney XD launched D|XP, their nightly gamer programming block, featuring shows from Waypoint, IGN, and YouTuber Parker Coppins. Though D|XP ended at the end of summer 2017, Disney XD did stream some of E3. It looks like the Nintendo Switch Family Showdown will bring some summer gaming fun to the Disney Channel programming network.

The Nintendo Switch Family Showdown will be shown on Disney Channel and Disney XD as well as the DisneyNOW app starting August 27. For full rules and entry, visit the official Nintendo Switch Family Showdown site.

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