Nintendo and ESL Partner For Splatoon eSports

NINTENDO AND ESL PARTNER FOR SPLATOON ESPORTS

Nintendo and ESL Partner For Splatoon eSports

TNL Take: This is awesome.

In a brief announcement, Nintendo and ESL announced a 6-month European online tournament for popular "Shooter" Splatoon.

I use the term Shooter loosely, because just like Overwatch, it's not a blood-and-guts type First Person Shooter like Counter-Strike, Call of Duty or Gears of War.

Which makes Splatoon more appealing to both new audience engagement and Brands.

This is also important as Nintendo gets more involved in eSports with Super Smash Brothers having huge potential.

No Pokemon Go is not an eSport.

I said this about Splatoon last June.