Yesterday, Larry “ShinBlanka” Dixon of Atlanta’s Final Round tournament series announced an expansive Tekken Tag Tournament 2 tournament circuit that he, along with John “SweetJohnnyCage” Gallagher of East Coast Throwdown in New Jersey and Eric “Big E” Small of Northeast Championships in Pennsylvania, has set up in order to help competitors in their regions travel to as many events as possible.
Basically, what will happen is this: the winner of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 at NEC XIII in December will receive airfare to travel to Final Round XVI in March. The winner of that tournament will then be given the same accommodations to visit East Coast Throwdown 5 in May. Finally, the champion at ECT5 will be flown out to EVO 2013 in the summer.
Full details have been included below courtesy of ShinBlanka.
It’s been a long time coming, but TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 is finally here and ready for tournament play! Whether you’re a veteran of the TEKKEN franchise or a new player altogether, the TEKKEN community is always welcoming players of all walks of life into their ranks. TEKKEN has long since been a part of tournaments across the country, especially here on the east coast.
It’s for that very reason that we’re very proud to announce the TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Circuit! This circuit will bring the winners of the TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 tournaments from Northeast Championships in Philadelphia, PA, to FINAL ROUND XVI in Atlanta, GA, to East Coast Throwdown 5 in Morristown, NJ, all the way out to the EVOLUTION 2012 World Finals tournament.
The east coast is a huge place when you really think about it. Not everyone is able to travel up and down from Pennsylvania to Georgia then back up to New Jersey, especially if they come from states nowhere near the
se three. That’s why we want to reward our winners with not only the prize money they’ve earned, but with the opportunity to go to a part of the country they may not have been able to see and compete in before.
The rules to this tournament circuit are simple. If you win the TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 tournament at Northeast Championships 13 in Philadelphia, then you will be awarded a plane ticket to FINAL ROUND XVI. If you win FINAL ROUND XVI, you will be flown to East Coast Throwdown 5. If you win ECT5, you will be flown to Evolution in Vegas. Following NorthEast Championships The following TOP 8 at each event will be seeded for the following tournament and the rest of the entries will be seeded by region at Final Round XVI and for East Coast Throwdown 5. This promotes people to attend more than one event to make sure they are properly seeded in this circuit. Here’s the following point system as listed below;
1st place 10 points
2nd place 7 points
3rd place 5 points
4th place 3 points
5th place 2 points
7th place 1 point
If you’re local to any of these tournaments that you’ve won a trip to, we will pay for your hotel room instead of the flight. The four of us from Big E Gaming, FINAL ROUND LLC, and East Coast Throwdown want to make sure TTT2 is the most memorable TEKKEN for you guys yet, and what better way than to fly you around the country to represent your home turf?!
P.S.- Before you assume anything we at FINAL ROUND LLC, BigE Gaming, or ECT don’t know what the official games will be for Evo2k13. We are offering these trip’s to help the community travel to 4 great events in the fighting game community.
Check out the official facebook pages of each event for more updates at:
FINAL ROUND XVI : http://www.facebook.com/#!/FinalRoundAtl
Now that that’s all said and done, get your pads and sticks out and GET READY FOR THE NEXT BATTLE!
Source: Final Round, tip via Master Chibi