Nintendo continues their esports ambitions with the hosting a major world tournament at E3 2017 with the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational, on the 13th of June 2017.
Squads from Europe, USA, Japan and the Australian & New Zealand region will be competing in the first international tournament for the game series in the lead up to the official release of Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch, 31st July 2017.
To determine who would represent our region, Nintendo Australian & New Zealand hosted an inaugural esports event for Splatoon, the 2017 AUNZ Splatoon Cup, which saw 23 teams compete in gruelling competition to determine who would be crowned the region’s champion.
In the grand final event held in Melbourne on the 29th April 2017 Blue Ringed Octolings bested $¢arthace in a best-of-nine series, taking home the crown and the right to represent the region at the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational.
We are proud to support the champions, comprising of three Australians and a New Zealander:
- Angela ‘Bickibird’ Scott, Sydney
- Marianne ‘Latias’ Hade, Perth
- Bevan ‘Spongebev’ Davis, Melbourne
- Madison ‘MadiKuma’ Henderson, Invercargill (NZ)
A detailed write-up of the grand finals has been posted by Vooks: http://www.vooks.net/event-recap-2017-splatoon-cup-grand-finals-australia-new-zealand/
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