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NPB Splatoon 2 Esports Event Will Be Held May 18-19, 2019




Back in July 2018, we learned Nippon Professional Baseball and Nintendo were going to launch a Splatoon 2 esports league in Japan. Now, its website has updated with details about the first event and official tournament key visual artwork. An event will be held May 18-19, 2019 at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight).


This NPB Splatoon 2 esports event will have 12 teams scouted from the fourth Splatoon Koshien tournament. The entry deadline is December 31, 2018, and head of the actual event, teams will be selected and announced.  Each team will represent one of the 12 NPB teams. On the first day of the event, the teams will be divided into Central and Pacific Leagues, with six teams in each group. They will then compete in Turf War battles to see who is the best.


Splatoon 2 is available for the Nintendo Switch.

Jenni Lada
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