Watch the Splatoon 2 European Championship 2018-2019 live on 9th-10th March


After months of Europe’s top Splatoon 2 teams taking to their countries’ respective grand stages and being proclaimed as national champions, the time has come for all twelve teams to take to the grandest stage of all, when they meet at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris from 9th March – 10th March at the Splatoon 2 European Championship finals. You can watch the tournament via livestream on our YouTube and Twitch channels to feel the excitement as teams cross ink with each other in their pursuit of lifting the coveted Splatoon 2 European Championship trophy.

Team Mako will be representing the UK at the tournament after claiming victory in the Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 in November. They only lost to the eventual champions, BackSquids, in last year’s European Championship. Can they go all the way this year?

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Alliance Rogue were eliminated at the hands of BackSquids in last year’s European final and both are competing again this time around.

The tournament begins on Saturday, 9th March from 11:00 GMT when twelve teams will be split in four groups of three teams each. Each team that places first in their group will advance to the semi-finals on Sunday from 12:00 GMT, before the two top squid squads go all-out in a best-of-7 grand final competing for the honour of being crowned Splatoon 2 European Champions. Not only will the winning team leave as champions of Europe, they will also win a special trophy, jersey and customised Splatoon 2-themed Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

The twelve teams competing in Paris on Saturday, 9th March from 11:00 GMT for a chance to clash again in the semi-finals on Sunday, 10th March from 12:00 GMT are:

• UK: Team Mako

• Germany: BackSquids

• France: Alliance Rogue

• Spain: Polarized

• Italy: Ninplayers

• Portugal: Hexagone

• Netherlands: Polderlantis

• Switzerland: Huitante

• Belgium: Overtime

• Austria: Team ?

• Russia: Red Ink

• Nordic territories: Ämpäri Gang

The tournament brackets are below:

In the meantime, Inklings and Octolings who are itching for some Splatoon 2 action to tide them over until the finals, can check out the Splatoon 2 tournaments website. With this new online community, you can easily assemble your own teams, recruit new members and join regular online tournaments* – for fun, or for glory! Don’t have any teammates in mind? Simply sign up, head to the “Find a Team” section and you’ll be matched up with similar solo splatters.

Tune in to the Splatoon 2 European Championship when the top twelve teams from Europe put it all on the line for Splatoon supremacy. The first rounds take place on 9th March from 11.00 GMT, while the semi-final and final will start on 10th March from 12.00 GMT. The whole tournament will be livestreamed on Nintendo UK’s YouTube and Twitch channels.

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