Splatoon 2‘s first post-launch Splatfest has a theme, and while the event hasn’t officially begun yet, people are already getting riled up. The lobby has become a battleground, with everyone making a case as to why you should pick one side over the other. Marina, as everyone guessed, is Team Ketchup, while the gremlin squid is repping mayo.
For those who haven’t played Splatoon before, the idea of Splatfest is that players, along with the idols, pick a side, and then defend it on the battlefield. The topic with the most wins and votes takes the whole thing—but no matter what, everyone gets to enjoy the sights and sounds of the timed festival. There is a competitive aspect to Splatfest, but part of why people love it so much is because we get to fight over shit that doesn’t actually matter. We get to vent without things ever actually getting toxic, and it’s genius.
The event officially kicks off next weekend (8/4 9:00 p.m. PT to 8/5 9:00 p.m. PT), but folks are throwing down however they can. You’ve got a little bit of everything in the lobby, from hyper-realistic images to SpongeBob and stick figures. Behold:
For the record: Team Ketchup all the way. Sure, there’s Marina, but just thinking about a single portion of mayo makes me feel gross, even if it does make some stuff taste better.