5th Splatoon Koshien Return Date
Nintendo and Dwango have announced a return date for August for the 5th Splatoon Koshien tournament which was previously postponed.
The Splatoon 2 official 5th Splatoon Koshien tournament is set to restart next month after previous dates were postponed due to health and safety concerns from the coronavirus pandemic.. The Spring Online Tournament will be held online on August 2nd with the National Final Tournament will be held online on August 15th and 16th.
The tournament format features 4vs4 team battles where 4 players on 1 team battle another team. This year saw the largest amount of participants in the five year history of the event, where it took place over five cities across Japan with an online leg also. The finals were supposed to take place at niconico’s cancelled Tokaigi 2020 event.
This years finals will be online only due to the pandemic, although it be broadcast live on both niconico and YouTube with the August 2nd date taking place from 18:00 JST, the August 15th date from 11:00 JST, and the August 16th date from 13:00 JST. Video links for the August 2nd and August 15th dates added below (16th to follow).