Rollers at the ready: Splatoon players all across Europe can battle it out in the first ESL Go4Splatoon tournament, kicking off at 16:00 CEST this Sunday. Powered by ESL, the world’s largest esports company, the six-month season of tournaments will culminate with a grand final showdown in 2017, where the winning team from each month’s cup will compete to win Nintendo’s next video game system, code-named NX.
The first weekly cup takes place this Sunday afternoon, with players on the cup-winning team each receiving an item of official Splatoon clothing signed by members of the Splatoon development team. The top teams of each weekly tournament will earn Go4Splatoon ranking points, and each calendar month, the eight teams with the most ranking points will proceed to the following month’s Europe Monthly Final, with September’s highest-ranked teams going through to the monthly cup in mid-October.
As the season goes on, the stakes get higher, as the victorious side in each monthly cup will proceed to the grand final in 2017. This ultimate splat showdown will reveal Europe’s best Splatoon team, and each player on the winning side will receive Nintendo’s next video game system, code-named NX.
Teams ready to put their skills to the test can sign up for the first tournament on the ESL Go4Splatoon website, where further details about tournaments and full rules and regulations can also be found.