BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and social video service Twitch® today announced details for the TEKKEN™ World Tour 2018 Finals. This year’s TEKKEN World Tour (TWT) will conclude in Amsterdam, Netherlands on December 1st and 2nd. The two days of competition will reignite old rivalries and create new ones as world class TEKKEN players from the Americas, Europe, and Asia–such as Knee, Saint, Anakin, HighLow, JDCR, Tissuemon, Qudans (TEKKEN World Tour 2017 champion), and more, come together to determine who’s the best TEKKEN™ 7 player in the world. For those unable to attend, the event will be livestreamed worldwide exclusively on Twitch (Twitch.tv/Tekken).
With prize money on-the-line, the stakes for ultimate victory at the TEKKEN World Tour 2018 Finals will be high. Players wishing to participate, but who have not qualified through placement tournaments during the regular TWT season, will have the opportunity to compete in a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) event to be held on December 1st at The Theater Amsterdam, this year’s venue for the TEKKEN World Tour 2018 Finals event. The LCQ will consist of 256 player slots; competitors will vie for the top spot which will qualify them to enter the main event taking place on December 2nd as one of 20 finalists competing for the coveted title of TEKKEN World Tour 2018 champion.
“Since its inception and inaugural tournament in 2017, the TEKKEN World Tour has gained momentum, countless new fans, and delivered overwhelming excitement both onsite at the events and online on Twitch,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “As we approach the TEKKEN World Tour 2018 Finals, the TEKKEN 7 community is stronger than ever, the skill-level of competitive players is higher than ever, and we expect to produce the best TEKKEN World Tour Finals event ever!”
Throughout the two days of heavy competition, attendees will have an opportunity to meet Katsuhiro Harada, Franchise Director for the TEKKEN series at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., as well as TEKKEN 7 design team member, Michael Murray. Both gentlemen will be on hand to speak with TEKKEN fans, sign autographs, and for photo ops.