Nintendo and Disney partner up to make a family Esports television show.

“Nintendo Switch Family Showdown” is a new television show in development by Disney that will essentially be an Esports competition where four families face off by playing Nintendo Switch games. The show is set to air on both the Disney Channel and the Disney XD offshoot.

Mario Tennis Aces

The show will debut this summer and feature direct challenges such as face offs on Mario Tennis Aces and speedrun type of challenges in Mario Odyssey and other games. The Switch has allowed Nintendo to rise back from the ill fated Wii U and into the world spotlight again as a mega brand. And although the new TV show is a Disney production, it’s Universal Studios that will be launching “Super Nintendo Land”, a literal Nintendo theme park.

This speaks leagues about not only Nintendo’s rise to relevance again but also how Esports is penetrating all facets of media now.

Are you game to audition with your family for the show? Check out the press release below to find out how.

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Are you a family that loves Nintendo and wants to show off your skills in various Nintendo games? If so, you can enter for a chance to win the Disney Channel presents Nintendo Switch Family Showdowncontest and be one of four families to compete in an epic Nintendo Switch showdown. Nintendo Switch Family Showdown will be featured on the Disney Channel and Disney XD, and streamed on the DisneyNOW app this summer.

The Disney Channel presents Nintendo Switch Family Showdown will pit families against each other in a fun and friendly competition. On a colorful Nintendo-themed set, families will compete in a series of challenges in Nintendo Switch games, like searching for collectibles in Super Mario Odyssey, competing in head-to-head matchups in Mario Tennis Aces and participating in dance-offs in Just Dance 2018.

Families can apply for the contest by submitting an original video, up to one minute in length, explaining why they are the ultimate Nintendo fans. Selected families will win a trip to Los Angeles to meet their favorite Disney Channel stars and compete in the Nintendo Switch Family Showdown for a chance to win even more prizes.

For more information about and to enter for a chance to be a part of the Nintendo Switch Family Showdown, visit

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Many will enter. Few will win. Contest begins at 12:00 PM (noon) PT on 6/18/18, and ends at 11:59 PM PT on 7/1/18. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. or D.C. between the ages of six (6) and eighteen (18), inclusive or the parent/legal guardian/grandparent of an eligible child. Minors must get parent’s permission to enter. Winners must travel with their family (up to 4 family members) to the tournament on 8/3/18. Limit 1 entry per person. For full details including eligibility restrictions, how to enter, prize description and limitations click/tap Official Rules. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Disney. Nintendo is not a sponsor, co-sponsor or administrator of this contest.