It’s time to paint the town red (plus many other colours)! Earlier this month, the PAX Aus team confirmed that Nintendo among other brands like Bethesda ANZ, Devolver Digital, and more will be returning to the biggest Australian gaming convention, PAX Aus. PAX Aus will be hosting the Splatoon 3 AU/NZ Championship 2023 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe AU/NZ Championship 2023 which will take place live in PAX Arena on October 8, 2023.
The Splatoon 3 AU/NZ Championship 2023 – Overview
Starting in August, Nintendo Australia is hosting a series of online qualifying events for the Splatoon 3 AU/NZ Championship. These open qualifiers will determine the top teams who will compete in the finals on Sunday, 8th October at PAX Australia 2023. There are multiple ways to play and participate, and players of all experience levels are welcome.
Eligible players of the Splatoon 3 game will have a chance to compete during our two qualifiers on Saturday 19th August and Sunday 27th August from 11:00am AEST / 1:00pm NZST.
Australia and New Zealand’s freshest Splatoon 3 squads will be decided through Turf War and Anarchy Battle modes, where strong teamwork and clever strategy will be needed in heated four-on-four match-ups. Registered teams will face off against each other in Turf War best-of-three single elimination bracket, with the quarter and semi-finals in Turf War and Anarchy Battle best-of-five single elimination.
The winning team from each qualifier will be invited to the Live Grand Final at PAX Australia on Sunday, 8th October 2023.
The Splatoon 3 AU/NZ Championship 2023 – How To Register
To register for the Splatoon 3: AU/NZ Championship, please follow the steps below:
- Create a FACEIT account using the same email address as your Nintendo Account.
- Navigate to Splatoon 3 Game Dashboard: https://esl.gg/splatoon3faceit
- Select ‘Register Splatoon 3’.
- Complete the game registration.
Players can compete as a team (4 players), a party (2-3 players) or solo. You can view full registration details here.
PAX Aus Badges are on sale now!
PAX Aus will be taking place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on October 6-8, 2023. Badges are on sale now.