If you were sad about Splatoon Splatfest events coming to an end, then we have some good news for you - if you live in Europe, that is.
Nintendo have teamed up with ESL, the world's largest esports company, to bring 6 months of Splatoon online tournaments for Euro gamers.
At gamescom in Cologne, the top four ranked teams from ESL Play's early Splatoon qualifiers were getting ready for their final battle, as they were greeted on stage by Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata and Splatoon producer Hisashi Nogami. Here's what Mr Shibata had to say:
I'm happy to announce that, starting in early September, Nintendo and ESL will team up for official online Splatoon tournaments in Europe. They'll last for six months, so we hope you'll all look forward to taking part.
If you haven't yet taken Splatoon for a spin you will be pleased to know that from 18th August until 1st September, you can take part in the free online demo for Splatoon Summer Testfire 2016.
Stay tuned for more information on ESL online Splatoon tournaments. It's likely we'll hear something about North American tournaments soon also.