A Look at Nintendo's World Championship Swag (and One Valuable Rarity)
June 11, 2019 |
Nintendo has always been known as one of the driving creative forces in video games. After all, this is the company behind some of the most beloved video game franchises of all time, as well as innovative console technology that’s changed the way we play video games.
So, it only makes sense that they’d have some fun promotional products for their hosted events leading up to the E3 conference.
— GoNintendoTweet (@GoNintendoTweet) June 9, 2019
Attendees could get their hands on drinkware celebrating “Super Mario Maker 2,” as well as pennants, lanyards and pins decked out for the main event: “Super Smash Bros.”
RT ESPN_Esports "RT FionnOnFire: I'm at the Nintendo World Championships
Mario Maker is esports now pic.twitter.com/qMNWLmxGI9"
— Getrealodds.com (@getrealodds) June 8, 2019
As e-sports continues its rise in popularity, events like this are going to become as important for marketers as traditional sporting events. Fans pack venues as large as Madison Square Garden to watch e-sports competitions, and buy their favorite team’s jersey just like for football. If you haven’t started thinking about getting involved with e-sports clients, now might be the time to do so.
Who knows? These promo items might even become worth something one day, like this 1990 Nintendo World Championship cartridge reportedly worth $20,000.