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Disney XD Wields Teams of Teens in Mario Kart 8 Tournament

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Disney XD will be airing a Mario Kart 8 tournament for YouTube gamers later this week. The program is called “A Clash of Karts: Mario Kart 8,” and the tournament will play out in front of a live studio audience.

The contestants are teenagers, who will join teams coached by YouTube stars like Strawburry 17Andre (Black Nerd Comedy), AtomicMari, and SethBling. There will be a total of eight contestants in teams of two.

“Esports is something that’s blossoming, but it’s still early days. How it’ll be covered for the kids’ audience is still something that remains to be seen,” Disney XD senior vice president of programming and general manager Marc Buhaj told Fortune Magazine. Read More