July 9, 2018 2:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With the Splatoon 2 World Championship behind us. It’s time to look towards the Splatoon 2 European Championship 2018-2019 season. Nintendo UK VS has announced that they will be opening the first official qualifier for the Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 to find the team that will represent the UK and Ireland in the Splatoon 2 European Championships. The Brand new event, @NintendoUKVS: London will be taking place on July 28-29 and as well as hosting the first qualifier. Super Smash Bros Ultimate will be playable for the first time in the UK.


You can find out the full details in the Press Release Below.


The search for the UK’s freshest squid squad returns for 2018 in the search to find the UK and Ireland representative for the Splatoon 2 European Championship’s 2018-2019 season!

Brand new event, @NintendoUKVS Live: London is taking place 28-29 July offering the first official qualifier for the Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 as well as first ever opportunity to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch in the UK!

21st June, 2018 –Mark your calendars, Nintendo UK is kickstarting the rest of its 2018 event schedule with @NintendoUKVS Live: London, taking place 28-29 July 2018 at the Royal Horticultural Halls, London. The @NintendoUKVS Live: London event will cater for the hardened competitors seeking fame and glory in intense tournaments, to more relaxed gamers eager to chill-out with like-minded fans and go hands-on with the latest games for Nintendo Switch. @NintendoUKVS Live: London will provide social competitive entertainment for players of all skill levels and abilities and will play host to the first official qualifier for the Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 series, as well as being the first ever event in UK & Ireland to get hands on play with the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate exclusively for Nintendo Switch. 

As Nintendo UK goes once more on the hunt for the UK and Ireland’s freshest Splatoon 2 squid squad, the Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 series will see an extended tournament series at multiple events throughout the UK (kickstarting at the @NintendoUKVS Live: London event)

Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018

New for this 2018 UK series will be the introduction of the Octo League and Inkling League. Octo League matches will be played in ranked game types in best of five matches, this league is open to teams of all ages. The Inkling League is a new division specifically for squads of younger players aged 13 and under, with matches played as Best of Three in the Turf War game type.

Between this @NintendoUKVS Live: London event and the others listed below, 7 Octo League teams and 4 Inkling League teams will be found to take part in a UK grand final being held at a @NintendoUKVS Live event in Birmingham in November 2018,  where the top squads in both age divisions will be crowned as the Splatoon 2 UK Champions 2018. Be sure to tune in at Twitch.tv/NintendoUK, where Nintendo UK we will be livestreaming footage from all qualifier events. The winners of the Octo League will then go on to represent the UK & Ireland and compete in the Splatoon 2 European Championship’s 2018-2019 season+, culminating in a live grand final in spring 2019.


A full roster of UK Nintendo Events in 2018 including Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 Qualifier events**:



Splatoon 2 Octo League Qualifier

Splatoon 2 Inkling League Qualifier

Hyper Japan, London 13-15 July 2018
@NintendoUKVS Live: London

Royal Horticultural Halls, London.


28 – 29 July 2018

Summer in the City: London 11-12 August 2018    
Insomnia63: Birmingham 23-27 August 2018    
Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 Online Open #1 September 2018 (Final date TBA)    
Event (Exact Event TBA) September 2018 (Final date TBA)    
Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 Online Open #2 October 2018 (Final date TBA)    
MCM Comic Con,  London 26 – 28 October 2018  
@NintendoVSUK Live: Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 Grand Final: Birmingham (exact location TBA) November 2018 (Final date TBA)    

The @NintendoVSUK Live: London event, on top of being the first official qualifier for the Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 on Saturday 28 July, will be the first ever event in the UK to go hands-on with the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch. The game will be playable on both days, with a headline tournament running on Sunday 29 July 2018. As well as these headline events, multiplayer favourites like Mario Tennis AcesARMSPokkén Tournament DX and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be available to play alongside other upcoming titles for free play all weekend – stay tuned for more announcements around other games which will be playable! There will also be an exciting stage show schedule to watch and take part in at the event, including the brand new @NintendoUKVS Game Show which made its debut at MCM

Source: Nintendo UK PR

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