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Splatoon eSports Tournament Announced In Japan
Tokaigi Game Show has revealed the Splatoon eSports Tournament in Japan. Additionally, the tournament will be for Puzzle and Dragons.
Tokaigi (the Nico venue) just announced a huge tournament series for Splatoon and Puzzle&Dragons. Over $1 million in prize money,>40 events.
— fubarduck (@fubarduck) August 19, 2015
本日行われた「闘会議新プロジェクト発表会」にて「スプラトゥーン甲子園」の詳細が発表された。9月13日から全国8都市で行われる地区大会を経て「闘会議2016」で決勝戦が行われるとのことだ。 全国の腕自慢は4人1組のチームで参加されたし！ http://t.co/9MJJGYGxpp
— Splatoon（スプラトゥーン） (@SplatoonJP) August 19, 2015
Eight cities in Japan will accomodate 40 events for Splatoon. Cities include:
All the events will come down to the grand finals that’ll be held on January 30 and 31, 2016. Kadokawa and Tokaigi / Nicovideo parent company Dwango is hosting the event, and the action kicks-off in Fukuoka on September 13.
Here is the full schedule for the Tournament series:
- Fukuoka (September 13)
- Sapporo (September 26)
- Nagoya (October 11)
- Osaka (November 3)
- Miyagi (November 15)
- Hiroshima (November 22)
- Kagawa (December 13)
- Tokyo (January 30)
The tournament is exclusive to Japan for the time being, and fans in the west don’t have any Splatoon tournaments to look forward to.
However, there is something special coming up for fans in America. Nintendo and Hasbro are bringing special Transformers themed Splatfest.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 18, 2015
Players will be able to choose to play on the team Autobots or Team Decepticons for 24 hours.