What you need to know
- Splatoon 2 is Nintendo's very own third-person shooter, where players paint the maps with ink.
- Nintendo has announced the Splatter Ladder 2021 tournament, which will run through four weekends in July.
- Winning teams can claim My Nintendo Gold Points, gaming headsets and chairs, and many other prizes.
Nintendo's answer to the third-person shooter, Splatoon, has been a phenomenon ever since its debut as a new IP. Splatoon 2, the latest in the series, has been regarded as one of the best multiplayer games on the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo has recently announced in a tweet that a sweepstakes, the Splatter Ladder 2021 tournament, will begin starting July 10, 2021 and span across four weekends.
Prepare for an ink overload—the #Splatoon2 Splatter Ladder 2021 tournament is near! Each of 4 weekends starting on 7/10 will highlight one of 4 modes: Rainmaker, Splat Zones, Tower Control, & Turf War. The top 4 teams each day will win some fresh prizes!https://t.co/EpNm0KDeqt pic.twitter.com/Y6dPgt93bOPrepare for an ink overload—the #Splatoon2 Splatter Ladder 2021 tournament is near! Each of 4 weekends starting on 7/10 will highlight one of 4 modes: Rainmaker, Splat Zones, Tower Control, & Turf War. The top 4 teams each day will win some fresh prizes!https://t.co/EpNm0KDeqt pic.twitter.com/Y6dPgt93bO— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 28, 2021June 28, 2021
Players can register in teams at the designated website and participate in four of the game's modes on the following weekends:
- Rainmaker — 07/10/2021
- Splat Zones — 07/17/2021
- Tower Control — 07/24/2021
- Turf War — 07/31/2021
Prizes in the tournament range from My Nintendo Gold Points, to gaming chairs, to a trophy. Legal residents of the United States (including D.C.) who are over the age of 13 are eligible to enter. Registration is currently open, and ends at 10:00 P.M. Pacific Time on July 10, 2021. If you've got a team, Splatoon 2, and a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you're good to go!
Will you register for the tournament? What are you most looking forward to about Splatoon 3? Let us know in the comments below!
Defend your turf with friends!
This incredible shooter by Nintendo sees players team up with friends to paint the whole town... whatever color you want! Defend your Turf, rise up in Ranked Battles, and get rid of those pesky Salmonoids in Salmon Run. If you're looking for some solo action, run through the Octo Canyon or through the Deep Sea Metro in Octo Expansion.
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Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.