Introducing the Splatoon 2 UK Championship!


18/08/2017

Welcome, Inklings of all style and skill, to the Splatoon 2 UK Championship! Following the launch of Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch, this is our search for the best Splatoon 2 squid squad in the UK!

Whether you’re a well practised quartet or a solo player hungry to dive into more competitive play, the Splatoon 2 UK Championship offers a number of ways to get involved in the splatting fun, from local* multiplayer community events up and down the country to online** qualifiers that will allow you to team up with those that might live a little further afield.

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In short, through the methods detailed below, a total of eight teams of four players will qualify for a grand final to be held at EGX 2017. These top eight teams will then compete in a tournament, broadcast via the Nintendo UK Twitch page from EGX 2017 for all to see, to find the UK’s top troupe of turf troopers!

The winning team will not only receive the adoration of Splatoon 2 players the UK over, each team member will also receive a trophy, a Splatoon 2 fan-bundle full of Splatoon merchandise, and an exclusive champion’s jersey to commemorate their achievement.

For more details on the qualification routes, please see below:

Qualification Route 1 – Insomnia61 Splatoon 2 Tournament

Announced last week, a tournament will be held on Saturday 26th August at Insomnia61. The winners of this tournament will be the first team to qualify for the Splatoon 2 UK Championship Grand Final. For information, click here.

Qualification Route 2 – ESL Online Qualifiers

ESL will host online qualifiers on three dates, Saturday 2nd September, Wednesday 6th September and Saturday 9th September. Once you have created an ESL account you will be able to either create a team with other ESL members and enter a tournament that way, or enter as a solo player and let ESL put you in a team for the online event. For specific details, and to sign-up for these tournaments, please visit the ESL sign-up page by clicking here.

Qualification Route 3 – Nintendo Players UK Community Events

Local Nintendo fan groups affiliated with the independent Nintendo Players UK community are hosting a number of events around the country with a goal to find two teams to represent the Nintendo Players UK community at EGX 2017. For more details on these events, and to help you find local Splatoon players in your area, please visit the Nintendo Players UK website by clicking here.

Qualification Route 4 – Nintendo Life League Battle Pair-up

We’ve partnered with our friends at Nintendo Life to find a pair of practised cephalopods to join the best two players from Nintendo Life’s staff at EGX in the Splatoon 2 UK Championship Grand Final! To be in with a chance you’ll need to team up with a friend and play in the 19:00-21:00 League Battle on Wednesday 30th August as a pair and, after the battle, share a screenshot of your record with @NintendoLife and #UKSplatChamps on Twitter showing your pair’s highest league power. The pair with the highest league power will join Nintendo Life at EGX 2017! For more information, please visit the Nintendo Life website by clicking here.

Qualification Route 5 – EGX 2017

There will be a last-chance qualifier at EGX 2017, held at the Nintendo Switch Tournament Area on the day of the Grand Final. For more information about this tournament, please keep an eye on the Splatoon UK Facebook page and Nintendo UK Twitter account for future EGX announcements.

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So shout your loudest ‘Booyah’, gather your team, consider your gear wisely and get practising! Your skills will need to be at their freshest if your team wants to be crowned the winners of the Splatoon 2 UK Championship!

Good luck and, when in the midst of battle, just remember these words: don’t get cooked, stay off the hook!

Splatoon 2 is available in shops and as a downloadable version from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch now. The Neon Green/Neon Pink Joy-Con Pair are also available now in stores.

*Local multiplayer requires one console and one copy of the software per player.

**Internet connection required during online play. The registration and linkage of Nintendo Account and acceptance of the Nintendo Account Agreement and Privacy Policy are required. Online services require a Nintendo Account. Starting 2018, some online services will also require a paid subscription. Paid online service availability may be limited based on location. Find out more about the paid online subscription service.