If you watched the live stream of the Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019, you probably saw the Japanese team, known as the "GG BOYZ", defend their title and out-splat teams from the United States, Europe and Australia/New Zealand.
After the championship trophy had been awarded, Nintendo announced what we had all feared was coming. The final Splatoon 2 Splatfest. This event is being referred to as the "Splatocalypse" and will start on 18th July and run for 72 hours.
You'll have to side with either chaos (Pearl) or order (Marina) in this ultimate battle. To celebrate the grand finale, a new Shifty Station stage will be added to the final Splatfest. All of the 23 other Splatfest-specific stages will be making a return as well. Here's some more information from the PR about how it will work:
The 23 previous stages will surface in a constantly...shifting rotation for the first 48 hours, with the new stage making its debut for the final 24-hour period. Special in-game gear will also be distributed in honor of this Splatfest via players’ Nintendo Switch news feed.
As noted, you'll be able to score some special gear via Nintendo Switch news feed, so don't forget to redeem it while you can.
Later on, in July, an update (Version 5.0.0) will add Turf War (Splatfest) to the modes players can select in Private Battle. This new mode will allow players to enjoy Turf War on 24 stages at nighttime, including the new Shifty Station stage.
Will you be participating in the Splatoon 2 Splafest finale? Who will you be siding with? Tell us down in the comments.