Nintendo UK is giving Splatoon a renewed push with The Summer of Splat, a series of events which will take place between 16th July and 7th August.

Part of this campaign will involve The Great British Splat-Off, a selection of online tournaments for players of various skill levels which they can sign up to now. The event will be divided into the following categories:

  • Squid Kid League: For younger players – Turf War game mode only
  • Inkling League: Beginner/casual players – Turf War game mode only
  • Octo League: Open to all ages and levels – More challenging featuring all game modes

Each weekend throughout the event the best teams can earn a place in The Splatoon Fan Fest, a day of challenges which will take place at London's Gfinity Arena on 27th August.

That's not all - from 11th July via the Splatoon Facebook page, fans will get the chance to submit Splatoon-inspired cosplay or artwork. Each week for four weeks, five of the best entries from each competition will be picked and shown off via the official Facebook page, and all entrants selected via this process will be invited to The Splatoon Fan Fest.

The Fan Fest will also give fans the opportunity to snag exclusive Splatoon prizes, merchandise and even artwork created by Splatoon's Art Director and a one-off, personalised Splat Champ winner's jacket.

Here's what Sam Van Tilburgh, Head of Marketing at Gfinity, had to say:

We are delighted to be working with Nintendo on The Great British Splat-Off, giving players of all ages and levels an opportunity to experience the wonderful world of competitive gaming. We'll be putting on a fantastic live event at the Gfinity Arena & Studios in London bringing together fans and players alike!

If you can't make it then worry not - The Splatoon Fan Fest will be streamed via Nintendo UK's Twitch Channel.

Will you be signing up? Let us know by posting a comment.