Quick Rules

  • Format: Double Elimination Bracket
  • Match: Best of 5 Games
  • Mode: Pre-determined ranked mode cycle
  • Stages: Pre-determined
  • Modes: 
    • Modes and Maps to be announced a week before each tournament, number of rounds to be set in line with the number of entrants.
    • Modes function as a Ranked cycle, with Splat Zones always appearing in the first three games of a match due to its popularity amongst the Splatoon 2 community. i.e:
      • Winners Round 1: SZ (Walleye Warehouse), RM (Sturgeon Shipyard), TC (Mako Mart), CB (New Albacore Hotel), SZ (Humpback Pump Track)
      • Winners Round 2: CB (The Reef), RM (Inkblot Art Academy), SZ (Starfish Mainstage), TC (port Mackerel), CB (Wahoo World)
      • Winners Semi-final: TC (Piranha Pit), SZ (Kelp Dome), RM (Shellendorf Institute), CB (Musselforge Fitness), TC (Sturgeon Shipyard)
      • Winners Final: CB (Arowana Mall), RM (Manta Maria), SZ (Moray Towers), TC (MakoMart), CB (Wahoo World)
      • Grand Final: SZ (Starfish Mainstage), TC (Humpback Pump Track), CB (Blackbelly Skatepark), RM (Manta Maria), SZ (Walleye Warehouse)
      • Grand Final (if reset): RM (Inkblot Art Academy), CB (The Reef), SZ (Ancho-V Games), TC (New Albacore Hotel), RM (Sturgeon Shipyard)

    • Losers Round 1: TC (Piranha Pit), RM (Shellendorf Institute), SZ (Kelp Dome), CB (Musselforge Fitness), TC (Sturgeon Shipyard)
    • Losers Round 2: SZ (Moray Towers), TC (Humpback Pump Track), CB (Arowana Mall), RM (Manta Maria), SZ (Starfish Mainstage)
    • Losers Round 3: CB (Wahoo World), SZ (Ancho-V Games), RM (Skipper Pavilion), TC (MakoMart), CB (Blackbelly Skatepark)
    • Losers Round 4: RM (Shellendorf Institute), TC (New Albacore Hotel), SZ (Walleye Warehouse), CB (The Reef), RM (Snapper Canal)
    • Losers Semi-final: SZ (Ancho-V Games), RM (Skipper Pavilion), CB (Wahoo World), TC (Piranha Pit), SZ (Kelp Dome)
    • Losers Final: TC (Sturgeon Shipyard), SZ (Humpback Pump Track), RM (Inkblot Academy), CB (New Albacore Hotel), TC (Port Mackerel)
  • Maps to be based on that month’s ranked maps.
Gear: Any Weapons: Any Secondary Gear Abilities: Disabled [to provide parity with offline events] Control Method: Any Play mode: Any
  • 1st – Instant qualification for Splatoon 2 UK Championship Grand Final Top 8



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