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E3 2018 Splatoon 2 World Championships Day 1 Recap!

Jordan

Jun 12, 2018

Table of Contents

  1. Section 1: How they got here
  2. Section 2: Opening Rounds
  3. Section 3: Semifinals

NOTE: ALL CLIPS COURTESY OF THE NINTENDO TWITCH!

For more information on this event, check out Nintendo's official page about their events at E3 HERE!!!

For more information about the format of the event, check out THIS PAGE from the official Splatoon Tumblr account!!!

Section 1: How they got here

  1. GG BoyZ
  • Stay connected with GG BoyZ by following their Twitter!
  • Having defeated over 800 teams in their region, the GG BoyZ were invited to E3 after winning the 3rd Splatoon Koshien earlier this year!
  • For more information about the event that the GG BoyZ qualified through, check out this page!
  1. Yeah Nah
  • Stay connected with Yeah Nah by following their Twitter!
  • Over 80 teams entered the first qualifier, and over 60 entered the second, as it would all come down to two teams facing off in Melbourne for the right to represent the Oceanic community! Yeah Nah claimed the first qualifier, and ScarthAce became victorious in the second qualifier. They would face off in a winner take all on LAN!
  • Curious at how Yeah Nah was able to represent their region? Check out ESL Australia's Twitch VoD!
  1. SetToDestroyX (StDx)
  1. BackSquids
  • Stay connected with the BackSquids (known currently as Pandora) by following their Twitter!
  • Initially known as Gucci Gang, they competed against 15 of the other top teams from the European Union at a two-day LAN event held in Switzerland, fighting for the right to claim EU dominance!
  • Interested in watching them take down El Firmament in grand finals of the 16 team event? Check out Nintendo of Europe's YouTube video on it!

Section 2: Opening Rounds

Date: June 11th, 2018 starting at 3:30 pm PDT

For those unaware, the opening rounds were done for seeding purposes in the finals (day 2).

Round 1: SetToDestroyX vs. BackSquids

  • Match: Turf War on Piranha Pit - chosen because StDx won the coin toss
  • Result: BackSquids victory!

Round 2: GG BoyZ vs. Yeah Nah

  • Match: Turf War on Manta Maria - chosen because Yeah Nah won the coin toss
  • Result: GG BoyZ victory!

Round 3: SetToDestroyX vs. Yeah Nah

  • Match: Turf War on Arowana Mall - chosen because Yeah Nah won the coin toss
  • Result: SetToDestroyX victory!

Round 4: Back Squids vs. GG BoyZ

  • Match: Turf War on Wahoo World - last map available in the predetermined map pool
  • Result: GG BoyZ victory!

Seeding for finals after these opening rounds:

  • Seed 1: GG BoyZ (defeated Yeah Nah and BackSquids)
  • Seed 2: BackSquids (defeated SetToDestroyX, lost to GG BoyZ)
  • Seed 3: SetToDestroyX (lost to BackSquids, defeated Yeah Nah)
  • Seed 4: Yeah Nah (lost to GG BoyZ and SetToDestroyX)

Section 3: Semifinals

Date: June 11th, 2018 starting after the Opening Rounds

Match-ups:

  • GG BoyZ vs. Yeah Nah
  • BackSquids vs. SetToDestroyX

Set format: Best of 5 (first to 3 wins)

Set A: GG BoyZ vs. Yeah Nah

  • Game 1: Splat Zones on MakoMart
  • Result: GG BoyZ victory!

Highlight: Yeah Nah avoids the KO!

  • Game 2: Clam Blitz on Sturgeon Shipyard
  • Result: GG BoyZ victory!

  • Game 3: Tower Control on Snapper Canal
  • Result: GG BoyZ victory!

Highlight: Latias making her presence KNOWN!

Final result: GG BoyZ takes the set 3-0 and moves on to grand finals!!!!

Set B: BackSquids vs. SetToDestroyX

  • Game 1: Splat Zones on MakoMart
  • Result: SetToDestroyX victory!

Highlight AND game finish: StDx with the comeback!!!!

  • Game 2: Clam Blitz on Sturgeon Shipyard
  • Result: BackSquids victory!

  • Game 3: Tower Control on Snapper Canal
  • Result: SetToDestroyX victory!

  • Game 4: Rainmaker on Kelp Dome
  • Result: BackSquids victory!

  • Game 5: Tower Control on Inkblot Art Academy
  • Result: BackSquids victory!

Highlight: Whitt with the splats!!!!

Final result: BackSquids defeat the defending E3 champions with a 3-2 comeback victory!!!!!

This leaves us with two teams, GG BoyZ and BackSquids to face off for the Splatoon 2 World Championship! If you are looking for details on the finals, look no further than this followup article!


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