Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019

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Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019

Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019

Type Local
Location The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway St., Los Angeles
Date 8 June 2019
Winner Japan GG BoyZ

The Splatoon 2 World Championship 2019 was a Splatoon 2 tournament that took place several days before E3 2019.


One team was chosen to represent each of the four regions at the World Championship through its own regional tournament: Japan, Europe, North America, and Australia/New Zealand.


GG BoyZ won the fourth Splatoon Koshien tournament and represented Japan in the World Championship for the second consecutive year.[1] All four members who played in the previous year's World Championship came back to defend their title, including Dynamon, who was in this championship for the third consecutive year.


Name Nationality Role Weapons
Dynamon Japan JPN Support/Anchor Custom Explosher, Explosher, Custom Jet Squelcher
Etona Japan JPN Flex Tenta Brella, L-3 Nozzlenose, Custom Dualie Squelchers, N-ZAP '85
Taiji Japan JPN Slayer L-3 Nozzlenose, L-3 Nozzlenose D
Yamamicchi Japan JPN Anchor Custom Jet Squelcher


Alliance Rogue, the French team comprised of members of rival European teams Kraken Paradise and Team Olive, won Paris Games Week to earn the right to represent France in the Splatoon 2 European Championship 2018-2019. There, this team of French all-stars won its group over Overtime of Belgium and NinPlayers of Italy, then defeated Ämpäri Gang of Finland — also consisting of members of Kraken Paradise and Team Olive — and finally dethroned Europe's defending champions, BackSquids of Germany, to win both the championship and the right to represent Europe in the World Championship.


Name Nationality Role Weapons
Erza France FRA Slayer Kensa Splattershot, Slosher Deco, Kensa Rapid Blaster, L-3 Nozzlenose
Grey France FRA Support Mini Splatling, Tenta Brella, Tenta Camo Brella, Kensa Undercover Brella
Kiver France FRA Slayer Kensa Splattershot, Kensa Splattershot Pro, Neo Splash-o-matic
Sorin France FRA Anchor Custom Jet Squelcher, Heavy Splatling Remix, Custom Explosher

North America

FTWin won the Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 after defeating Demise (3-0) and Lowkey (4-3) at PAX East to represent North America in the World Championship. The team was formed by former members of the teams that finished in the top three of the previous year's Splatoon 2 U.S./Canada Inkling Open: Saikai (3rd), TOMO (2nd), and SetToDestroyX (1st), the latter of which competed in the World Championship 2018. Team captain Kyo, former captain of TOMO, played in his second World Championship, having substituted for Ice of SetToDestroyX the previous year.


Name Nationality Role Weapons
Ice USA USA Anchor/Support Custom Jet Squelcher, Splatterscope, Heavy Splatling
Kyo USA USA Slayer/Support Kensa Sloshing Machine, Kensa Splattershot Pro
Shak Canada CAN Slayer Kensa Splat Dualies, Kensa Splattershot, Neo Splash-o-matic
Toon/2D USA USA Support L-3 Nozzlenose, Kensa Undercover Brella, Custom Dualie Squelchers, Neo Splash-o-matic


Lime Soda won the Splatoon 2 Australasian Open 2019, defeating Morning Sun five games to four in an incredible reverse sweep, and represented Australia and New Zealand in the World Championship.[2]


Name Nationality Role Weapons
Geo Australia AUS Slayer Enperry Splat Dualies, Tentatek Splattershot
ShockWavee Australia AUS Slayer Kensa Splattershot Pro
Will Australia AUS Support Slosher Deco, Mini Splatling
Yoshiko Australia AUS Anchor Chargers, Splatlings

E3 2019 Championship

Ink Pools

Matches were a series of Turf War battles to determine seeding. There were four stages - Manta Maria, Blackbelly Skatepark, Ancho-V Games, and Skipper Pavilion[3] - with a coin flip before each battle determining which team chose the stage.[4]

Match Stage Alpha Team Score % (Area) Bravo Team
1 Manta Maria Australia Lime Soda 42.7% (996p) - 51.6% (1204p) Japan GG BoyZ
2 Blackbelly Skate Park France Alliance Rogue 40.2% (1038p) - 54.8% (1416p) USA FTWin
3 Ancho-V Games France Alliance Rogue 59.0% (1633p) - 31.9% (882p) Australia Lime Soda
4 Skipper Pavilion USA FTWin 35.7% (872p) - 56.6% (1383p) Japan GG BoyZ


The semifinals were a best of five, single-elimination round on Ranked Battle modes.

Both pairs of teams played the same sets of battles. The first match was Number 1 Seed vs. Number 4 Seed, and the second was Number 2 Seed vs. Number 3 seed.

Semifinal 1: Australia Lime Soda vs Japan GG BoyZ

Match Mode Stage Alpha Team Score Bravo Team
1 Tower Control The Reef Australia Lime Soda 0 - KO 100 Japan GG BoyZ
2 Clam Blitz Arowana Mall Australia Lime Soda 0 - KO 100 Japan GG BoyZ
3 Splat Zones MakoMart Australia Lime Soda 0 - KO 100 Japan GG BoyZ
4* Rainmaker Inkblot Art Academy
5* Tower Control Starfish Mainstage

* (if necessary)

Semifinal 2: USA FTWin vs France Alliance Rogue

Match Mode Stage Alpha Team Score Bravo Team
1 Tower Control The Reef USA FTWin KO 100 - 0 France Alliance Rogue
2 Clam Blitz Arowana Mall USA FTWin 56 - 72 France Alliance Rogue
3 Splat Zones MakoMart USA FTWin 93 - 94 France Alliance Rogue
4 Rainmaker Inkblot Art Academy USA FTWin 62 - 32 France Alliance Rogue
5 Tower Control Starfish Mainstage USA FTWin 67 - 41 France Alliance Rogue


The finals were a best of seven, single-elimination round on Ranked Battle modes.

Match Mode Stage Alpha Team Score Bravo Team
1 Tower Control Wahoo World USA FTWin 91 - 76 Japan GG BoyZ
2 Rainmaker Humpback Pump Track USA FTWin 89 - 62 Japan GG BoyZ
3 Clam Blitz Snapper Canal USA FTWin 58 - 60 Japan GG BoyZ
4 Splat Zones Goby Arena USA FTWin 0 - KO 100 Japan GG BoyZ
5 Splat Zones Musselforge Fitness USA FTWin 96 - 99 Japan GG BoyZ
6 Rainmaker Kelp Dome USA FTWin 41 - 70 Japan GG BoyZ
7* Tower Control Moray Towers

* (if necessary)


Commentary was provided on Nintendo's YouTube channel by NBC Sports Northwest broadcaster Jordan Kent, CNET Senior Editor Ashley Esqueda, and commentators Nine and Mellana.

See also