Splat 3 NSE Summer

Splatoon 3

Week 1-3 Swiss

Week 4-5 Playoffs


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Splat 3 NSE Summer will run over 5 weeks with matches taking place every Monday. Teams will play 2-3 matches a week and the tournament will use a modified Swiss format.

During Summer, alumni will have the opportunity to compete alongside students in a mixed team format. To participate, all players must have attended the same University. If you're an Alumni and need assistance setting up your account, simply fill out this form or get in touch with to create your mixed team.

Stage 1 - Group Stage

In Stage 1, teams will against other teams close or on the same win rate as them using the modified swiss format. After the first 3 weeks, the top 8 teams will become division 1.

Stage 2 - Playoffs

In Stage 2, starting in week 4, the top 4/8 teams will start in the Division 1 bracket (a double elimination bracket). Teams that do not qualify for playoffs will not have any more games.



1st Place 4x NSE Summer Winners Hoodie
2nd Place 4x NSE Summer 24 Seasonal T-Shirt 


Nintendo is not a sponsor of or affiliated with this tournament.


This is a summary of rules that are the most common.

  • All players must have attended the same university.
  • Mixed teams of Students and Alumni are allowed.
  • Teams must have at least 4 players.
  • If teams are more than 15 minutes late they will forfeit a match.
  • Check-in deadline is 6:30pm. Teams who don't check-in will not get games for that evening.
  • Offensive Account and Team names are not allowed.
  • Verbal abuse is not allowed. In particular any use of racist, sexist, homophobic or any other discriminatory language will be suspended for the remainder of the season (minimum of 3 weeks, carried over to the following season).

In addition to NSE rules all players must comply with Splatoon 3 terms of service at all times including, but not limited to, any account sharing policies.

Players are expected to uphold the NSE Code of Conduct whilst competing in this tournament.


  • Secondary Abilities are permitted.
  • Weapons with the Splattercolour Screen special weapon are banned.
  • A game may be replayed if the following conditions are met:
    • The timer was not below 2:30 when the disconnection occurred.
    • The team without the disconnection did not score 50 points or more by pushing the objective.
  • Each team is allowed to replay one game per match.


All maps must be picked from the following map pool:

Clam Blitz: Barnacle & Dime / Brinewater Springs / Crableg Capital / Inkblot Art Academy / Museum d'Alfonsino / Scorch Gorge / Um'ami Ruins
Rainmaker: Bluefin Depot / Eeltail Alley / Humpback Pump Track / Manta Maria / Mincemeat Metalworks /  Scorch Gorge / Undertow Spillway
Splat Zones: Barnacle & Dime / Hagglefish Market / Lemuria Hub / Mahi-Mahi Resort / MakoMart / Robo ROM-en / Um'ami Ruins
Tower Control: Hagglefish Market / Hammerhead Bridge / Inkblot Art Academy / MakoMart / Manta Maria / Shipshape Cargo Co. / Sturgeon Shipyard
Turf War: Eeltail Alley / Humpback Pump Track / Inkblot Art Academy / Mahi-Mahi Resort / MakoMart / Sturgeon Shipyard / Wahoo World


All games will be best of 5. The game modes will be played in the order of the weekly mode rotation. Turf War will always be the first game mode, the other four game modes will rotate each week, with the final mode being the second mode of the following week. The home team will select the map to play in the first game. In subsequent games, the loser of the previous map chooses the next map. You can not play the same map twice in the same match.

  • Week 1
    • Turf War
    • Splat Zones
    • Rainmaker
    • Clam Blitz
    • Tower Control
  • Week 2
    • Turf War
    • Tower Control
    • Splat Zones
    • Rainmaker
    • Clam Blitz
  • Week 3
    • Turf War
    • Clam Blitz
    • Tower Control
    • Splat Zones
    • Rainmaker
  • Week 4
    • Turf War
    • Rainmaker
    • Clam Blitz
    • Tower Control
    • Splat Zones


  • Teams may add/remove players from the team between weeks.
  • Teams may play with any players listed on their roster.
    • In a bo5 match, teams may substitute players between games.
  • Players may be added to teams at any point as long as it does not cause a delay to round starting.
  • Players may not play for more than one team in a single tournament night.
  • If a team does not have a match during a round, the students on that team are not allowed to compete on a different team.
    • For example, if the first team does not have a match but the second team does, no players who would normally represent the first team are eligible to play for the second team.


All decisions regarding the interpretation and enforcement of these rules are at the sole discretion of the NSE Admin Team, whose decisions are final.
These rules may be amended, changed or supplemented when required by the NSE Admin Team to ensure fair play and competitive integrity.

Dates Tournament Stage
Saturday 22nd June Sign-ups Close
Monday 24th June Swiss
Monday 1st July Swiss
Monday 8th July Swiss
Monday 15th July


Monday 22nd July Finals

All games will be played on Monday evening and cannot be rearranged. Games will have a normal start time of 7.15pm.