Nintendo UK has announced The Summer of Splat, an event that invites the community take part in a squid-tastic celebration of Splatoon.
This will take place across four weekends from Saturday 16th – Saturday 7th August 2016, with players participating in The Great British Splat-Off.
These online tournaments will welcome Inklings of all skill levels to come together in teams of four (matched by Gfinity), competing in best of three matches. Those wanting to take part can now sign up online to join one of three different leagues:
Squid Kid League: For younger players – Turf War game mode only
Inkling League: Beginner/casual players – Turf War game mode only
Octo League: Open to all ages and levels – More challenging featuring all game modes
The winning teams in each league will earn tickets every weekend that will earn them the right to compete in The Splatoon Fan Fest, a live day of challenges that will be held at London’s Gfinity Arena on Saturday 27th August 2016.
Nintendo is also running two competitions on the Splatoon Facebook page, that will kick off from Monday 11th July 2016. These welcome submissions from fans of their Splatoon-inspired cosplay or Splatoon-themed art, which will see five of the best entries selected each week and showcased on the page. All entrants that are selected will be invited to attend The Splatoon Fan Fest for the grand finale, where the final judging will take place.
Those that attend the Fan Fest can take part in Splatoon giveaways to win prizes, such as rare merchandise, exclusive artwork created by Splatoon’s revered Art Director and a one-off personalised Splat Champ winner’s jacket.
“We are delighted to be working with Nintendo on The Great British Splat-Off, giving players of all ages and levels an opportunity to experience the wonderful world of competitive gaming,” comments Sam Van Tilburgh, Gfinity’s head of marketing. “We’ll be putting on a fantastic live event at the Gfinity Arena & Studios in London bringing together fans and players alike!”