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Tech Girl and Rob Forbes are going head to head at first Splatfest!

Our two friends, Tech Girl and Rob Forbes are going head to head on the 22nd of November in Sandton's first Splatfest! A Splatfest is a competition on Splatoon 2 where players choose a side and then play to earn points for their chosen team. Past Splatfests have included choosing between hot or cold breakfasts or even choosing your side based on how you prefer your toilet paper to be placed on the holder.

Splatoon 2 is a first person shooter game developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. The game offers up a host of different modes where teams of 4 battle it out by squirting coloured ink at opponents
(or on the floor to try claim "turf"). It is also being touted as Nintendo's first foray into competitive Esports.

There are a large contingent of competitive South African Splatoon 2 players currently competing in League Battles on the Switch. Many have joined overseas teams. The scene is still small but definitely growing. Sandton's first Splatfest is one of the first competitive show matches South African Splatoon 2 has seen.

Sandton's first Splatfest

The Splatfest will be hosted at the Nintendo Pop Up Store in Sandton City from 6pm. Lucky guests
(you can try book a spot by sending a mail to events@nintendo.co.za) will be treated to food and drinks as well as goodie bags. They'll be able to get hands on with Splatoon 2 and also put their names in the running to compete on either Team Cherriez or Team Cheez Boys. Rob will captain the Cheez Boys while Tech Girl will lead the Cherriez. A best of 3 competition featuring various Splatoon 2 competitive modes will occur and the winning team will walk away with bragging rights and some epic prizes.

We want to share this show match with the larger Esports community and so we will be live streaming the game from the store. You'll be able to catch all the action by visiting
http://www.twitch.tv/mettlestate - Barry 'Anthrax' Louzada will take up shout casting duties.

We're excited to introduce you to the game and a potential new Esport. Be sure to watch!