Bandai Namco and Twitch.tv are teaming up to launch a new tournament series called the Tekken World Championship, featuring Tekken 7 (coming soon on June 2 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One).
This series will pit all the best Tekken 7 players in the world against each other in a slew of offline and online tournaments, which then leads up to the World Tour Finals set on a later date in the US. The Southeast Asian tournaments involved are listed below, along with the dates:
Date: July 1-2
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: July 8-9
Venue: Manila, Philippines
Date: July 29-30
Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia
TW Fighter Major
Date: October 7-8
Venue: Taipei, Taiwan
Southeast Asia Major
Date: October 13-15
Venue: GameStart 2017, Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore
How will the 16 players in the finals be determined? The top 5 from the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific in their respective regional leaderboards will qualify the first 15 spots. Basically, if you place really high in a bigger tournament, you get a lot of points on your leaderboard. Here are how the points are distributed:
The last spot is reserved for the Tekken 7 winner in the upcoming Evolution Championship Series (EVO) tournament this year.
The prize pool for this illustrious tournament is US$200,000, so you better train up your Screw Attack setups and master your juggling if you want to be known as the best Tekken 7 player in the world.