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The Splatoon 2 World Championship was a Splatoon 2 tournament that took place at E3 2018.

Description

SterlingSquidTrophy

The trophy from the World Inkling Invitational in 2017

Watch as 4 of the world’s top squid squads face off in the finals to get their tentacles on the celebrated Splatoon Sterling Squid trophy!
 
— Description from Nintendo's E3 site.[1]

Qualifiers

1 team was chosen to represent each of the 4 regions at the World Championship, each through their own tournament.

North America

SetToDestroyX

SetToDestroyX

The Splatoon 2 U.S./Canada Inkling Open 2018 was used to determine what team would be representing the U.S./Canada region in the tournament. SetToDestroyX won, earning their spot in the World Championship. The team was formerly Deadbeat, who won the 2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational at E3 2017.[2]

North America Players

Name Picture Notes
fuzzy
NAfuzzy
HXN
NAhxn
*2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational
Kyo
NAkyo
Whitt
NAwhitt

Europe

BackSquids

BackSquids

The Splatoon European Championship was used to determine what team would be representing the Europe region in the tournament. BackSquids (formerly known as Gucci Gang) won, earning their spot in the World Championship.[3]

Europe Players

Name Picture Notes
Majin
EUmajin
Kaito
EUkaito
Wadsm
EUwadsm
Echo
EUecho

Japan

GGBoyZ

GG BoyZ

Splatoon Koshien 2018 was used to determine what team would be representing the Japan region in the tournament. GG BoyZ won, earning their spot in the World Championship.[4]

Japan Players

Name Picture Notes
Taiji
JPtaiji
etona
JPetona
yamamicchi
JPyamamicchi
Dynamon
JPdynamon
*2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational

Australia

YeahNah

Yeah Nah

The 2018 AUNZ Splatoon 2 Cup was used to determine what team would be representing the Australia region in the tournament. Yeah Nah won, earning their spot in the World Championship.[5]

Australia Players

Name Picture Notes
Gabe
AUgabe
Latias
AUlatias
*2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational
RiviЯ
AUrivir
flc
AUflc

E3 Tournament Championships

Announcers

Name Picture More Info
Jordan Kent
ANOjordan-kent
  • sportscaster
  • NWC 2017 commentator
  • Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 announcer
Ashley Esqueda
ANOashley
  • senior editor at CNET
Nine
ANOnine
  • Splatoon 2 U.S./Canada Inkling Open 2018 announcer

Semifinals

Splatoon2WCBracket

Tournament bracket final results

The semifinals took place on June 11, 2018 from 3:30-6:00pm PT (6:30-9:00pm ET) to determine the two teams who would be competing in the Grand Finals the following day.

Finals

The finals took place on June 12, 2018 at 1pm PT (4pm ET) between GG BoyZ (Japan) and BackSquids (Europe). The Grand Finals was a best of 7 between the four different Ranked Battle modes.

The matches went as follows:

  • Game 1: Splat Zones on Walleye Warehouse - GG BoyZ win 0-27
  • Game 2: Tower Control on Wahoo World - BackSquids win 54-68
  • Game 3: Clam Blitz on Manta Maria - GG BoyZ win 0-40
  • Game 4: Rainmaker on Camp Triggerfish - BackSquids win 0-30
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Splat Zones on The Reef - GG BoyZ win 0-26
  • Game 6 (if necessary): Tower Control on Moray Towers - GG BoyZ win 0-100
  • Game 7 (if necessary): N/A

GG BoyZ won match 6 of the Grand Finals, making it 4-2, claiming their victory as the champions of the Splatoon 2 World Championship.

Video

References

  1. Nintendo at E3 2018
  2. STDX MAKES A SPLASH IN SPLATOON 2
  3. The Gucci Gang Are Crowned Kings Of Splatoon 2 In Europe
  4. Live from Squid Research Lab
  5. Yeah Nah wins 2018 AUNZ Splatoon 2 Cup, will represent AUNZ at E3 2018