Splatoon 3 Championship 2023

Livestream begins Monday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m.

NintendoVS Tournaments + Livestream

The characters Shiver, Big Man, and Frye from the Splatoon 3 game pose for the camera.

Top teams from the online Splatoon™ 3 Championship 2023 Qualifier tournament will take the stage and face off to see who splats supreme.

Mini-Bracket Round (begins 12:30 p.m. PT)

Each team will play two matches in a mini bracket to determine the seeding for the rest of the tournament.

  • Match 1Starburst vs Duck Gang
  • Match 2Crush Soda vs Jackpot
  • Match 3Loser of Match 1 vs Loser of Match 2
  • Match 4Winner of Match 1 vs Winner of Match 2
  • 1: Winner of Match 4
  • 2: Loser of Match 4
  • 3: Winner of Match 3
  • 4: Loser of Match 3
Livestream & Semi-Final Matchup Round with Finals Round to follow (begins around 2 p.m. PT)

In the Semi-Final Matchup round, teams will go squid-to-squid in a best-of-five, single-elimination bracket. For the Finals round, the final two teams will play in a best-of-seven match.

For each game played, the winning team from the previous game will pick the mode and the losing team will pick the stage from a predetermined list.

Tournament Modes:

The tournament will feature Turf War for the Mini Bracket round, and the competitive modes from Anarchy Battles for the Semi-Final and Final Rounds.

Turf War:

Beloved by squiddos everywhere, Turf War pits two teams in a battle to cover the most ground with their ink color.

Anarchy Battles Modes:
Tower Control

Ride the tower to the enemy’s base. Once a player has taken control of a tower, it will move automatically. If neither team reaches the goal by the end of the game, the team with the shortest distance to the goal wins.

Splat Zones

Control a patch of turf in the center of the of the stage for 100 counts. Once a team completely covers the zone with their ink color, that team’s timer will begin to decrease. Whichever team has least amount of time left on their time at the end of the match wins.


Carry the rainmaker to each pedestal in the enemy’s base! If neither team reaches the goal, the team with the shortest distance to the goal wins.

Clam Blitz

First team to score 100 points wins. Pick up clams scattered around the stage and toss them into the enemy basket. A Power Clam is needed to break the basket’s barrier. 1 clam = 3 points. Power Clam = 20 points.


Grand Prize: Jackpot

  • Madness

  • Leafi

  • Jared

  • .q

  • max!

  • Ren

First Prize: Crush Soda

  • Thunder

  • Twig

  • Wave

  • Gos

  • wally

  • tacko

Second Prize: Starburst

  • SB★Bagel

  • ice

  • SB★bran

  • Biscuit

  • [K]yo!

  • SB★a

Second Prize: Duck Gang

  • Redshell1

  • Kino ♪

  • DrifTEA

  • ENRi ★♪

Grand prizes

The Grand Prize trophy depicts golden Judd and Li'l Judd characters holding up their flags.

Grand Prize trophy

This custom-painted controller features Inklings and splat patterns on the front and back. The handles of the controller are a metallic grey.

Custom painted Splatoon 3 Nintendo Switch Pro Controller