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Decide your Favourite BOTW Character in the NPUK Hyrule Race-Off!

Written by Jen

One hundred years ago, a great calamity fell upon the land of Hyrule. Though our heroes could try to save the realm, they've instead got a higher priority in mind: The NPUK Hyrule Race-Off!

To celebrate the upcoming release of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, we invite you to take part in a special Multi-Week tournament in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, organised in a similar fashion to Splatfests from Splatoon! Eight of the main characters from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be paired off, and every Saturday, from 7pm to 9pm, it's up to you to race for your favourite!

During this seven-week long event, there is also the chance to win one of four £10 Nintendo eShop Vouchers just for taking part! Post a video clip from any of the tournament races to Twitter with the hashtag #NPUKHyruleRaceOff and you'll be entered.


Sat 3rd October - Link vs Kass

Sat 10th October - Urbosa vs Revali

Sat 17th October -  Zelda vs Hestu

Sat 24th October - Mipha vs Daruk

Sat 31st October - Semi-Final 1

Sat 7th November - Semi-Final 2

Sat 14th November - Grand Finals


Be sure to check the NPUK Twitter account for each rounds Tournament Code.

Good Luck, and see you on the racetrack!


Tournament Overview

  • Every Saturday for 7 weeks 
  • Starting 3rd October
  • Ending 14th November

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 the Blue Team.


  • 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