To promote the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Kid Icarus: Uprising, Nintendo is organizing a tournament to be held at GameStops across the US starting on March 8 and climaxing at a national championship event in New York on Thursday, March 22. The game comes out on March 23, but if you attend the final round of the tournament at the GameStop on Broadyway and 84th, you'll be able to take advantage of a pre-sale opportunity to get the game a day ahead of everyone else in the country!
The bracket-style tournament will be held at select GameStop locations in San Francisco (March 8), Orlando (March 11), Los Angeles (March 15) and New York (March 22). Winners from each of the four markets will be eligible to win prizes including an all-expenses-paid trip to New York to participate in the national championship. Although I guess if you're competing in the New York round, you probably won't be up for the trip to the Big Apple!
Oh, and if you don't actually feel like your skills are strong enough to compete in the tournament yourself, you could still swing by the participating GameStop locations because you can demo Kid Icarus: Uprising before it comes out!