The Splatoon 2 UK Championship will culminate with a grand final at MCM Birmingham Comic Con next month.
The event will take place at the Birmingham NEC on November 24th and 25th.
First up, the top four teams from the Inkling League (which is for players aged 13 and under) will do battle on Saturday November 24th from 10am.
Then the Octo League top eight (featuring players of all ages) will start at 2pm, also on the Saturday. This double elimination bracket will find the UK’s best Splatoon 2 team, who will go on to represent the nation in the Splatoon 2 European Championship 2018-2019 season final.
Nintendo is also offering a last-chance qualifier to one more Octo League team. From 10am on November 24th a separate 16-team tournament wil ltake place, the winner of which will take the final slot in the UK Championship top eight.
Teams at the UK finals will include Team 4D (who won at London Comic Con earlier this year), Team Mako, the Inkxiety Sirens and Inklings Anonymous.
As well as the finals, Nintendo will be handing out prizes on the weekend and hosting some other activity.
Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami will be making a guest appearance, plus there will be cosplay and fan art competitions.
Hisashi Nogami will take part in fan meet and greets, as well as conduct a Splatoon 2 poster signing session and hand out the awards to the top teams.
It’s great to see Nintendo hosting some competitive gaming initiatives in the UK and engaging with younger players in particular, who could go on to become the UK esports heroes of tomorrow.
The Splatoon 2 UK finals will be broadcast on Nintendo UK’s Twitch channel and YouTube channel.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.