Nintendo’s really trying to position Splatoon 2 as a potential esports contender on the Nintendo Switch. The company confirmed through a press release this weekend that Splatoon 2 will offer two esport standards: LAN play and a spectator mode.
For LAN play, up to 10 consoles can connect through wired local area network, offline, in order to host lag-free competitive matches. Why 10 consoles and not eight? Splatoon 2 will still be four on four, but the other two consoles can spectate in the new spectator mode.
Two players will be able to spectate private battles thanks to this new addition.
Holy smokes, Nintendo’s paying attention
Article source: https://www.technobuffalo.com/2017/02/13/splatoon-2-will-have-lan-support-spectator-mode/