Decide Your Favourite BOTW Character In The Nintendo Players UK Hyrule Race-Off

To celebrate the upcoming release of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Nintendo Players UK are inviting players to take part in a special Multi-Week Mario Kart 8 tournament for Nintendo Switch; they’ll be organised in a similar fashion to Splatfests from Splatoon.

Each week, two out of eight characters from Breath of the Wild will go head to head in a popularity team tournament in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch to celebrate the upcoming release of Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity.

Similar to how Splatfests work in Splatoon, you’ll be choosing which character you’ll be representing and assign yourself to the appropriate team. For example, in week one, Link will be represented by the Red Team, and Kass will be represented by the Blue Team.

During this seven-week long event, you’ll have the chance to win one of four £10 Nintendo eShop Vouchers just for taking part.

Tournament Overview

  • Starts 3rd October
  • Ends 14th November
  • Takes place over seven weeks


  • Link
  • Zelda
  • Mipha
  • Revali
  • Urbosa
  • Daruk
  • Kass
  • Hestu

Tournament Rules

  • 7pm to 9pm 
  • 150cc – Team Game
  • Frantic Items – Hard CPU
  • All Vehicles – Smart Steering OK
  • 24 Races
  • Group Switching ON


Use Hashtag #NPUKHyruleRaceOff with a screenshot or video clip from the race to be entered into a random prize draw to win one of four £10 eShop Codes.

Prize Rules

  • Maximum of one entry per person for the whole tournament. Any other submissions will be discounted. 
  • Tweets must be submitted with the hashtag by 6pm on Sunday 15th November 2020.
  • Four (4) winners to be drawn will each receive a code for £10 eShop credit to use on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
  • There is no alternative to the prize on offer and can only be redeemed in GBP on the Nintendo eShop.

Check the NPUK Twitter account for each rounds Tournament Code.

Visit the NPUK website for more information.