Since it began in 2003, the Japanese national tournament series Tougeki (Super Battle Opera) has provided a number of exciting events, allowing some of the world’s best fighting game players a platform to showcase their skills. Despite numerous issues in recent years, they were seen as one of our scene’s strongest pillars of global competition.
Unfortunately, it appears that this annual tournament will be taking a bit of a hiatus. Earlier today, the Tougeki Executive Committee updated the event’s official website with a short message detailing their intentions to temporarily suspend their national competition, citing a “tumultuous” entry into the 2010s.
Their entire message has been included below. This announcement comes only a year after accepting console-exclusive titles for the first time. We would like to wish them all the luck in the world as they move ahead and look forward to their possible return in 2014.