Compete for Physical Prizes in the Splatoon Showdown Series Throughout November

on October 30, 2016 12:21 PM

While Splatfests may be over Nintendo is hosting a series of weekend online tournaments for Splatoon in November via Battlefy.

Each weekend will host qualifiers on Saturday and Sunday, with Finals taking place the following Saturday. This means there will be some overlapping where a Final takes place at the same time the next game mode’s qualifiers are.

Game modes include Turf War, Tower Control, Splat Zones, and Rainmaker. Full scheduling spans from November 5 to December 3, and prizes are various physical rewards from a pin to an autographed poster. You can find the full details below.

  • 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

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.

The tournament is international, restricted to 4v4 only. You can read the full rules below, and register to play via

  • You must have at least four players on your roster
  • You must have one team representative in the support chat
  • Please take a photo of the victory screen in the case of a dispute
  • The team captain MUST check in to the tournament and each match!
  • This tournament is only open to players in North America

The top four teams will move on to the finals the following week. Good luck and have fun!

Tournament Format

  • Qualifiers will run as a best of 3 single elimination bracket in the selected game mode
  • Maps will be chosen by the tournament admin and announced before the bracket starts

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.
  • You can swap in substitutes between games but you must have them in the game within 5 minutes
  • 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.
  • If the host disconnects, their team will receive a game loss and the opposing team must host the next game


  • 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.

 /  Staff Writer
Born in Queens, raised in Vegas, living in Vancouver. 25, loves dogs, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and long form video critiques.