Have you ever wanted to attend E3 with a few friends? Are you proficient in Splatoon? Good news: Nintendo and Battlefy will host a tournament in the latter for a chance to attend the former!
WIN IN SPLATOON, WIN A TRIP TO E3!
You first must create a team with three friends, plus an optional backup player. Combatants must be 18 or older to enter the Splatoon U.S. Inkling Open Tournament, and registration is currently underway. Naturally, entrants will also require a copy of Splatoon, a Wii U console and an internet connection. Battlefy is hosting the online tournament, which will feature four of Splatoon’s modes: Rainmaker, Splat Zones, Tower Control and Turf War.
Turf War will serve as the qualifying round. This will occur on April 22, although entrants are expected to log on an hour early to press the “Check In” button. The strongest 16 teams will continue on to the finals.
The finals will commence on April 29. The remaining teams will successively play best-of-five games in Turf War, Splat Zones and Tower Control. Only two teams will survive these single-elimination matches. Rainmaker will be the medium in the Grand Finals, with the winning team claiming the prize.
Situated in Los Angeles, E3 is an annual trade show that occurs in June. All prominent video game hardware manufactures and many prolific third-parties attend the event.
Nintendo’s presentation last year focused on the then-upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While other titles were showcased, the Zelda game was well-received. Furthermore, its good fortune has persisted, as Breath of the Wild was recently released to critical acclaim.
Nintendo of America’s president, Reggie Fils-Aimé, has acknowledged his excitement for this year’s show.