It seems like only yesterday that we learnt that North America would be getting a Transformers themed Splatfest in the ever-popular Splatoon. The Splatoon hype train waits for no man however and it's been revealed today that a Splatoon eSports tournament series will be launched in Japan with over $1 million in prize money.

The tournament series is being hosted by the Japanese KADOKAWA DWANGO Corporation and will feature Puzzle and Dragons as well as Splatoon in tournament schedule.

Eight cities will hold 40 events, in Fukuoka, Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, Miyagi, Hiroshima, Kagawa, and Tokyo. It all culminates in the grand finals to be held on 30th-31st January 2016.

We've yet to hear about officially sanctioned tournaments such as this for North America and Europe, but you can bet they won't be too far away. Would you love to take part in such a tournament if it came closer to where you live? As always be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments.

[via gameranx.com]