Direct from the Squid Research Lab comes new information about the upcoming Splatoon 2 World Championship. This time we have all the fine details about the tournament structure.
According to the official page, seeding matches will be taking place using the Turf War game mode and both the semi-final and grand final will utilise the Ranked Battle mode. Secondary abilities on gear will be disabled throughout the entire tournament, meaning only the main ability can be used. These rules draw on a number of past tournaments.
Below is the full rundown including the stage selection and an outline of the teams representing each region.
Opening Rounds (Seeding) - Monday 6/11 @ 3:30 p.m PT
• All games will be played in Turf War
• Teams will play 2 matches in a mini-seeding bracket
• After play, the teams will be ranked by win-loss record
• Of the two teams that finish 1-1, the higher seed will go to the team that won the first match
• Four stages will be available. Once a stage is selected, that stage may not be selected again
• After the first 2 matches, 2 stages will remain. The team that selects the remaining (third) stage will be selected by coin toss
• Stage Selection: Wahoo World / Piranha Pit / Manta Maria / Arowana Mall
Semifinals Matchups - Monday 6/11
• Matchups will include #1 vs #4 and #2 vs #3
• The team that is first to reach 3 wins (out of 5 games) wins the match and advances to Grand Finals
o 1st game: Splat Zones – MakoMart
o 2nd game: Clam Blitz – Sturgeon Shipyard
o 3rd game: Tower Control – Snapper Canal
o 4th game: Rainmaker – Kelp Dome
o 5th game: Tower Control – Inkblot Art Academy
Grand Finals - Tuesday 6/12 @ 1:00 p.m PT
• The team that is first to reach 4 wins (out of 7 games) wins the championship
• Ranked Battle stages to be shared prior to Grand Finals
Japan - GG BoyZ: Despite coming to E3 2017 as the clear favorites to win, Japan was upset by U.S. team Deadbeat. Dynamon returns to E3 2018 with this new team after winning out over 800 teams in Japan and is looking to bring the trophy home.
Australia/ New Zealand - Yeah Nah: Arriving as the undefeated champions of the 2018 AUNZ Splatoon 2 Cup, this new team includes 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational participant Latias, who returns to E3 2018 with the goal of scoring key upsets.
U.S. / Canada - SetToDestroyX: After defeating Japan in the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational, key members of the U.S. team Deadbeat became SetToDestroyX and continued their dominance by winning tournament after tournament. They return to E3 2018 ready to defend their title after winning out over 500 teams from across the U.S. and Canada.
Europe - BackSquids: The winners of the Splatoon European Championship in Montreux, Switzerland, this German team brings a fresh name and team spirit aplenty to E3 as they try to take on the rest of the world.
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