Joining the likes of Street Fighter, Injustice, Killer Instinct and The King of Fighters, Tekken is getting its own world circuit with the release of Tekken 7. In a partnership between Bandai Namco and Twitch, the Tekken World Tour will see players from all over the world competing for a share of a $200,000 prize pool and the title of King of the Iron Fist.
There are three regions for the Tekken World Tour–the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific–all with their own region-locked leaderboards. Each region will have its own selection of Master and Challenger events, which will see players competing for prizes and points on their region’s leaderboard. There will also be open-bracket online events, where players will battle against fighters from their own region for Ranking points.
Evo 2017 will act as the biggest Master event of the World Tour, with the winner automatically winning a place in the World Finals in November. There will also be special Regional tournaments, which will grant players the highest amount of Ranking Points, along with bonus prize money. As with Master and Challenger events, these Regional events will only give points to players from that region.
The World Tour will culminate in the World Finals, where five players from each region and the Evo champ will battle it out for the King of the Iron Fist crown. For the full tournament schedule–including both online and offline events–check out the Tekken World Tour website. The first Americas Master event will be CEO in June, so get practicing to get your name up on that leaderboard.