Splatoon Gets eSports Tournament in Japan

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Ever since its May launch, Splatoon has been hitting the big time. It has been announced that Splatoon will be featured in an eSports competition in Japan beginning September 13th. Rather than being hosted by Nintendo, the Splatoon series is being hosted by KADOKAWA DWANGO Corporation. With KADOKAWA at the helm, the tournaments will also feature Puzzles & Dragons alongside Splatoon in the tournaments.

Players will compete for $1 million in prize money across eight cities and 40 events, including major metropolises like Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. The finals will take place from January 30-31, 2016.

Outside of the Nintendo World Championships in June, no equivalent competition has been held in the west for Splatoon. There have been smaller competitions at San Diego Comic Con, but nothing major has been announced as of yet. Splatoon got a major update this month to incorporate competitive features such as ranked private matches, new weapons and equipment, and a higher level cap.

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