A new challenge for fans of Splatoon 2 is on the way with the Splatoon 2 Inkfest UK tournament 2021 series presented by Nintendo UK and tournament provider Gfinity.
Matches will take place online via the Nintendo Switch across 12 weeks, kicking off on Saturday September 25th before culminating on Saturday December 11th 2021.
Registration for the Splatoon 2 Inkfest UK Tournament 2021 is now open via the Inkfest UK Tournament Hub, which will be the main hub for the latest information and where teams can sign-up to take part.
The tournament will feature a cup-style format to be hosted every three weeks. Each cup consists of open ladder tournaments taking place on each weekend of the first two weeks, where teams can play as many times as they wish to
boost their rankings, for a chance to qualify for the cup final.
Specific prizes haven’t been revealed, but organisers said ‘there will be fame, glory and prizes on the line for the winners of each cup’.
Gfinity will act as the operation partner to deliver the Splatoon 2 Inkfest UK Tournament 2021 to players and fans, and will be aided by the Inkfest UK Tournament Hub which will feature the latest tournament news and interviews with players.
John Clarke, Gfinity chief executive said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Nintendo as the partner to operate an extended tournament programme for Splatoon 2. The tournament structure has been designed to be highly competitive and entertaining, and we are excited to help bring the competition to players and fans alike.”
The news comes after Hyper Japan hosted a separate UK Splatoon 2 tournament back in July, with hosts BOWIEtheHERO, Nimmz and Marc With a C.
Nintendo has also backed the UK’s first national junior school esports tournament featuring Switch games Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Race with Ryan and Crayola Scoot.
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