Why Disney XD Is Driving ESports With Nintendo ‘Mario Kart’

Disney XD is reteaming with Nintendo for its second original eSports TV show. Clash of Karts: Mario Kart 8” (Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.) is a one-hour special that pits four two-person teams of kids ages 13 to 17 coached by YouTube influencers Mari Takahashi, Meghan Camarena, Seth Bling, and Andre Meadows in aMario Kart 8video game tournament. Alison Haislip and Matt Rife host the original eSports competition, which is played on Nintendo’s Wii U console in front of a live audience of about 50 kids.

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