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From the region of “Brands on Twitter,” Heinz Ketchup’s dedicated Twitter account has been active and vocal about Splatoon 2’s Splatfest rematch, Team Mayo vs. Team Ketchup. The cheerleader we didn’t know we needed, nor deserved, is now basking in tomato-based condiment glory as Team Ketchup reigned supreme


Bow down to the glass bottle, but also embrace the mix of ketchup and mayonnaise — mayochup. It’s the option for those who find both condiments delicious and enjoy dipping their fries into the mix.

The Twitter account is still going, even tweeting out a Photoshop mockup of a Team Ketchup shirt:


While funny and capitalizing on the Splatoon-ified Heinz Ketchup bottle, potentially making Splatfest shirts for this matchup isn’t out of the realm of possibilities. Previously, Nintendo has released and sold official Splatfest tees across the world. Heinz Ketchup’s current pitch needs a bit of work, but I’m all for a recreation of the in-game Team Ketchup tee with Heinz’s character as a pin or patch. 

Say what you want about Brand Twitter, but this whole stint is a win in my book, regardless of the Splatfest’s outcome. Here’s hoping that not only Nintendo decides to host another returning Splatfest rematch, but that we can also see the lighter side of the Splatoon fandom, reveling in memes and friendly banter in support of the competing teams.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)