Splat 3 NSE Summer

Splatoon 3

Week 1-3 Swiss

Week 4-5 Playoffs


Online via the NSE Discord


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.

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  • All players must have attended the same university.
  • Mixed teams of Students and Alumni are allowed.
  • Teams must have at least 4 players. Teams may add/remove players from the team between weeks.
  • If teams are more than 20 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.
  • If a player disconnects within the first 30 seconds of the game, the game may be remade.
  • 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).

Gear Rules and Weapons

  • Secondary Gear Abilities: Disabled

Map Pool

Map pool will be announced in early June.

Game Mode and Map Selection

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.

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

Maps and modes are subject to change before or during the NSE Summer

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

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.