London’s Japanese culture expo Hyper Japan will be welcoming the Splatoon UK community this weekend, with teams battling it out in a Splatoon 2 tournament.
This two-day Hyper Splat event will begin with qualifying rounds on Saturday July 24th, with the top eight teams progressing to the grand finals on Sunday July 25th. Matches start at 12pm midday each day.
Seeding will be based on previous Nintendo and Splatoon 2 community events. There will be trophies for the winners and other prizes for a few select runner-up teams.
The tournament will be run by NGI Events, featuring UK hosts BOWIEtheHERO, Nimmz and Marc With a C, and is open to teams from the UK and Ireland.
Throughout the weekend, there will be player interviews and interaction with the Splatoon 2 community facilitated by Hyper Japan.
The current edition of Hyper Japan is purely online, given the pandemic, and is running from July 9th to August 8th. Hyper Japan usually takes place physically, twice a year in July and November at the London Olympia venue.
Splatoon 2 was launched in 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. A third game was announced earlier this year and is set to launch on Switch in 2022.
More info including upcoming friendly matches and pre-games will be covered by the Splat UK community on Twitter.
For other info on the Hyper Japan Hyper Splat tournament, including rules, visit the Smash.gg tournament page. Sign ups closed on July 21st.
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