Nintendo Is Already Giving Away Nintendo NX Consoles To Splatoon ESports Winners


Nintendo has yet to unveil the Nintendo NX, but apparently NX consoles are already being promised to the Splatoon ESports winners.

The largest independent ESports league, ESLGaming, announced the news on their website today. Nintendo’s Splatoon is coming to ESL Play, and a European Go4Splatoon cup is being organized. The tournament kicks off this weekend on September 11, and at the end of the six-month season, players of the winning team will get their hands on the Nintendo NX.

We are ready to roll out the red carpet for our newest Go4 tournament, the European Go4Splatoon cup series! Nintendo’s colorful shooter is getting set for weekly 4on4 tournaments, starting this weekend on September 11th. A fascinating prize is waiting at the end of the six-month season, as all players of the winning team will get their hands on Nintendo’s next video game system, code-named NX!

In typical Go4 fashion, teams will get the chance to compete on a weekly basis to accrue points based on their performance. Each month, the best teams will compete in the monthly finals, where the winners can secure themselves a spot for the grand finals in 2017. Along the way, teams will have tons of chances to score official Splatoon clothing, by winning in both the weekly and monthly cups.

Nintendo has stated that they plan to release the NX in March 2017 so by the end of the tournament season, the console should be available on the market. Nonetheless, promising mystery consoles before they are even officially unveiled, is something you don’t see that often.

Recent rumors suggest that NIntendo's NX will be a hybrid console powered by NVIDIA's Tegra GPU, but nothing has been officially confirmed. More about the Nintendo NX will be revealed later this year. In the meanwhile, how are your Splatoon skills?  Hit the comments below.