|“||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 team was chosen to represent each of the 4 regions at the World Championship, each through their own tournament.
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.
North America Players
|HXN||*2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational|
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.
|Dynamon||*2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational|
|Latias||*2017 Splatoon 2 World Inkling Invitational|
E3 Tournament Championships
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.
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.
- ↑ Nintendo at E3 2018
- ↑ STDX MAKES A SPLASH IN SPLATOON 2
- ↑ The Gucci Gang Are Crowned Kings Of Splatoon 2 In Europe
- ↑ Live from Squid Research Lab
- ↑ Yeah Nah wins 2018 AUNZ Splatoon 2 Cup, will represent AUNZ at E3 2018