Team NINJA has been quite active with helping promote Dead or Alive 5 Last Round in the competitive circuit. The company already has an extensive Battle Royal tour taking place in several tournaments in the United States, and now they are creating yet another event to help showcase the game’s competitive scene – the Dead Or Alive Festival.
Set to take place on August 1 at the Osaki Bright Core Hall in Tokyo, Japan, the Dead Or Alive Festival is a special exhibition tournament that will feature several top players from all over the world, the first of which is D-1 Ultimate Climax Blade champion mittii. To fill out the rest of the eight-player bracket, two qualifiers apiece have been set aside for North America and Europe, and the remaining three slots will be decided based on the winners of three separate brackets to be held before the main tournament.
Selection of the two North American representatives will be by fan vote, with fans choosing from the current top eight ranked players on the Dead or Alive Battle Royal tour. The names of these players as well as how to vote will be posted on Team NINJA’s social media channels after East Coast Throwdown 2015 next week. The voting period itself will run throughout the month of June.
At stake is a non-cash prize valued at $3,000. Additionally, the top two placers will also receive an all expenses paid trip to the Dead or Alive 5 Battle Royal Grand Finals at Northeast Championships XVI in Philadelphia this December.
This is a pretty huge deal for the Dead or Alive community, so keep your eyes peeled for more information and the fierce competition that’s sure to follow.