Nintendo’s going to put its upcoming release, Splatoon 2, into the spotlight during E3 2017.
For the first time ever, Nintendo will broadcast the Splatoon 2 World Inkling Tournament Invitational for the world to see. The best teams have already been selected to do battle – “Deadbeat” (USA), “Dynameu” (Japan), “Rising Moon” (Europe) and “Blue Ringed Octolings” (Australia/New Zealand). All four of these competitive squads did away with their rivals during local tournaments and are now vying for the grand championship. Check out the official info below to get an idea of how this tourney will unfold and the commentators who’ll be heard during the Splatoon 2 proceedings:
During the show in Los Angeles, teams will battle in a round-robin Turf War tournament that will decide seeding for the next round. All teams will play one another and get a chance to scope out their opponents’ strengths and weaknesses. In the next round, teams will battle in the game’s Ranked Battle modes. The semifinal stage will be a best-of-five battle, while the championship will be best-of-seven.
The winning team of the live-streamed tournament will win global bragging rights and will have their names engraved on a sweet Splatoon 2 trophy. Announcers for the Splatoon 2 tournament will be avid Splatoon player, Nintendo fan, athlete and broadcaster Jordan Kent, Ashley Esqueda of CNET and the Nintendo Treehouse’s Eric Smith.
Before this tournament kicks off, make sure to tune in to also get expert advice on how to navigate the ink filled battlefields of Splatoon 2. After watching that tutorial footage, you’ll have an easier time getting the W when Splatoon 2 launches on July 21.