Splatoon’s latest North American Splatfest has been won by Team Decepticon. The most recent Splatfest was unique in that it was the first time Splatoon featured a tie-in with an outside brand – in this case, Transformers. In this Splatfest, squid kids were tasked with choosing a side between the good Autobots and the evil Decepticons before joining the nationwide ink war. Autobots were shooting red ink while the Decepticons were shooting purple ink. By the end of the contest, the Decepticons came out on top.
The Autobots were actually the more popular team and managed to take in 58% of the votes. But popularity doesn’t mean a lot in a turf war, and with the Decepticons winning 56% of the total matches, the final tally was 266 for Team Decepticon and only 234 for Team Autobot. The 56% win rate is actually the biggest victory in the North American Splatfest history – sorry Autobots, but no other Splatfest team has ever had their collective posteriors handed to them as badly as you guys did.
Early on, punters suspected the Autobots side would attract younger and less experienced Splatoon players. Those suspicions seem to have been proven correct, which may have contributed to the Decepticons’ victory. And with the Autobots becoming the worst Splatfest team in history based on wins, the Decepticons are now the best team. That’s right – Splatoon’s Splatfest ladder is now dominated by evil transforming robots.
Meanwhile, there was a slightly less publicised Splatfest going on in Europe. This one was much less interesting, with Team Singing versus Team Dancing (seriously?). While dancing was more popular, with 54% of votes, it was singing that won the day with 57% of matches won. That’s actually even more than the Decepticons in North America, which makes Team Dancing the worst Splatfest team in not just Europe, but the world. Turns out the least popular teams are a safe bet for being the winners.
(Results via Nintendo World Report)