Nintendo & BattleFY Announce Splatoon Showdown Series

splatoon showdown series

Nintendo recently introduced via twitter the Splatoon Showdown Series, in partnership with Battlefy and Leagues Under the Ink- a growing eSports network. The Splatoon Showdown Series will take place in November, broken into four modes : Turf War, Splat Zones, Tower Control and Rainmaker. To enter you must have a Splatoon team and register on Then visit the Splatoon Showdown Series sign-up page to enter any of the available Splatoon qualifiers, there’s three qualifiers for each Splatoon mode. Each qualifier is on a different day, with the first starting on November 5th, 2016. See the full rules below.


Registration & Check In

  • Registration is handled through Battlefy. Click the Join button to register your team for the tournament.
  • You must have at least four members on your team to join.
  • You may include up to four substitutes but only the players who played in the final match will be eligible for prizing.
  • The captain should be on Battlefy to click Check In in the hour leading up to the start of the tournament
  • The captain will have 10 minutes after each match starts to click Ready Up on Battlefy and begin setting up the game
  • If a match has not started within 15 minutes after the round has opened, the captain is expected to contact support on Discord
  • Support must also be contacted in case of delays during a match
  • If a match has not been completed 40 minutes after the round has opened and no contact with support has been made by either captain, both teams will be disqualified


Hosting & Disconnections

  • This tournament is open to North American players
  • The player from the team with the fastest but more importantly most stable connection should host (a wired connection is preferred)
  • If there is a dispute on who should host, the team with the higher seed number will host
  • If a player disconnects, the team will need to finish off the game without that player.


  • Set up the game with your opponent using the included Private Match Chat on Battlefy and the tournament Discord server
  • The winner should report the score on the bracket once the match is complete
  • Both teams should take a picture of the victory and defeat screen in case of a dispute
  • There should be at least one representative of each team in the tournament’s support server on Discord
  • If you have any problems, please contact a tournament admin on Discord and link them to your match with full details of the issue


  • Seeding will be done by the tournament organizers for the first tournament of each mode
  • After this first tournament, results will be accounted for in seeding
  • Only the top 32 teams will be seeded, the rest will be randomize
    Captains can report their team’s score.

Splatoon Showdown Series Prizes


1st Place Prize (x4)

  • Exclusive Poster Autographed by the Splatoon Development Team
  • Splatoon Plush
  • Splatoon Series amiibo Figures (3-pack set)
  • Squid Pin
  • Splatoon Squid Collectible Figure

2nd Place Prize (x4)

  • Splatoon Series amiibo Figure
  • Splatoon Plush
  • Squid Pin
  • Splatoon Squid Collectible Figure

3rd Place Prize (x4)

  • Splatoon Plush
  • Squid Pin
  • Splatoon Squid Collectible Figure

Only four members from each team will receive prizing.

Splatoon Showdown Series Schedule

  • Check In: 12:00 PM to 12:59 PM Pacific
  • Tournament will begin once seeding is complete. Please play your match each round as soon as you have an opponent.

Turf War

  1. Qualifier 1: November 5th, 1:00 PM Pacific
  2. Qualifier 2: November 6th, 1:00 PM Pacific
  3. Finals: November 12th, 10:00 AM Pacific

Tower Control

  1. Qualifier 1: November 12th, 1:00 PM Pacific
  2. Qualifier 2: November 13th, 1:00 PM Pacific
  3. Finals: November 19th, 10:00 AM Pacific

Splat Zones

  1. Qualifier 1: November 19th, 1:00 PM Pacific
  2. Qualifier 2: November 20th, 1:00 PM Pacific
  3. Finals: November 26th, 10:00 AM Pacific


  1. Qualifier 1: November 26th, 1:00 PM Pacific
  2. Qualifier 2: November 27th, 1:00 PM Pacific
  3. Finals: December 3rd, 10:00 AM Pacific

For more information on the Splatoon Showdown Series please visit the official Splatoon page.

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