Splatoon 3‘s player base is constantly growing, with new players left, right and center. Many of these new players have started joining teams and entering the competitive scene. Regularly, fans host community tournaments to give these players ways to test their skills and improve. Skill levels are split up into Divisions and while lots of focus is placed on the high-level scene, the low-level scene is actually much more interesting and engaging. We get to see players trying all sorts of compositions that aren’t just meta in low-level!
The best of the low-level tournaments are ran by the Inkling Performance Labs. Every month they host a tournament known as Low Ink aimed at the new and low-level players. IPL have been running this tournament since September 2018! There’s always a ton of hype and excitement around it.
Low Ink is also consistently streamed over the two days of the event, with some hype commentators to boot. One of their most well known comontatators is Popgun. Popgun is one of IPL’s Tournament organisers who has a long history with the series. The streams are always exciting thanks to his engaging quick commentary. He also hosts a podcast called the Popcast where he talks even more in-depth into the competitive scene, specifically doing recaps into events such as Low Ink. If anyone knows their competitive Splatoon it’s Popgun!
The Popcast - Low Ink Recap (Oct 2022)
KeenGamer was able to get an exclusive interview with Popgun talking about his experiences with competitive Splatoon and giving you new fans some tips on how to enter your first tournament as well!
Make sure to #Playlowink this coming November and the months going forward. Bring your support and cheers to the IPLs streams!
KeenGamer – So Popgun tell us how did you first get introduced to Splatoon? Have you had interests in other competitive games before this?