Dead or Alive 6 World Championship set to begin at The Mixup in Lyon, France on April 20th

By on April 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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The Tour will have $90,000 in prize money up for grabs!

It appears the 2019 Season of the Tekken World Tour won’t be the only competitive circuit beginning at The Mixup in Lyon, France this April, as Koei Tecmo Games and Team NINJA have finally revealed the details of their upcoming Dead Or Alive 6 World Championship, following its announcement at Evo Japan last February.

Qualifying events will be held in North America, Europe, and Asia, with the Finals event culminating later this year at the DEAD OR ALIVE Festival 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, where the 16 best Dead Or Alive 6 players across the globe will battle for ultimate supremacy.

As far as competitive rankings go, the tour will consist of three “Offline Fatal Match Events.” These will be the equivalent of the Premiere Events seen on the Capcom Pro Tour, with the winners of each earning immediate qualification and the remaining members of the event’s Top 16 being awarded a sliding scale of points towards their respective Regional Leaderboards.

There are three Regional Leaderboards in total, those being U.S., Asia, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa.) This trio of events will also have an $8,000 pot bonus up for grabs. Additionally, there will be eight “Offline DOA6WC Point Match” events, which will be the Tour’s equivalent of the CPT’s Ranking Events, as well as well as four “Online DOA6WC Point Matches.”

Eventually, 3 spots will be given to the tournament winners of the “Offline Fatal Match Event” (CEO 2019, Summer Jam, The Fatal Match in Japan), 11 additional players will be chosen based on their ranking on the DOA6WC Point Leaderboard, with three available spots for Asia, five for the United States, and three for the EMSA. Finally, there will also be two spots available to the Top 2 placers in the Last Chance Qualifier Tournament that will be held the day of the Finals at the DEAD OR ALIVE Festival 2019.

Players who have qualified through winning an Offline Fatal Match may still participate in other events, but any earned points will be considered null and void, so they do not factor into the Leaderboard standings, and should they win, the Rule of Succession will shift the qualification spot down the line until it is awarded to a player who is currently un-qualified.

Finally, if any qualified players choose not to participate in the Finals in Japan, (though Koei Tecmo is offering assistance with travel and lodging), then additional slots will be opened up for the LCQ Tournament. The overall prize pool for the entire Tour will total to $90,000 or the equivalent of 10 Million Yen. The event schedule is as follows:

  • The MIXUP – April 2oth-21st, Lyon, France (Offline DOA6WC Point Match) $5,000 pot bonus
  • KVO X TSB 2019 – May 2nd, Osaka, Japan (Offline DOA6WC Point Match) $5,000 pot bonus
  • CEO 2019 – June 28th-30th, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (Offline Fatal Match) $8,000 pot bonus
  • VSFighting 2019 – July 20th-21st, Birmingham, United Kingdom (Offline DOA6WC Point Match) $5,000 pot bonus
  • Summer Jam 13 – August 30th-September 1st, Location TBD (Offline Fatal Match) $8,000 pot bonus
  • Kumite In Texas 2019 – September 13th-15th, Arlington, Texas, USA (Offline DOA6WC Point Match) $5,000 pot bonus
  • Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019 – September 27th-29th, Paris France (Offline DOA6WC Point Match) $5,000 pot bonus
  • The Fall Classic 2019 – Date TBD, North Carolina, USA (Offline DOA6WC Point Match) $5,000 pot bonus
  • East Coast Throwdown 2019 – October 18th-20th, New Jersey, USA (Offline DOA6WC Point Match) $5,000 pot bonus
  • ASIA Qualifier – Summer 2019, Taipei, Taiwan (Offline DOA6WC Point Match) $5,000 pot bonus
  • The Fatal Match In Japan – Fall 2019, Tokyo, Japan (Offline Fatal Match) $8,000 pot bonus
  • ASIA Online Qualifier – TBD (Online DOA6WC Point Match)
  • U.S. Online Qualifier – TBD (Online DOA6WC Point Match)
  • EMEA Online Qualifier – TBD (Online DOA6WC Point Match)
  • DOA6WC Last Chance Match – TBD, Tokyo, Japan
  • Dead Or Alive 6 World Championship Finals – TBD, Tokyo, Japan $30,000 Total Prize

The point distribution will be as follows:

Offline Fatal Match:

  • 1st place – Qualification to DOA6WC Finals + $4,000
  • 2nd place – 400 points + $1.600
  • 3rd place – 240 points + $800
  • 4th place – 160 points +$480
  • Tied for 5th – 80 points each + $320 each
  • Tied for 7th – 40 points each + $240 each
  • Tied for 9th – 20 points each
  • Tied for 13th – 10 points each

Offline DOA6WC Point Match:

  • 1st place – 300 points + $2,500
  • 2nd place – 180 points + $1,000
  • 3rd place – 120 points + $500
  • 4th place – 60 points + $300
  • Tied for 5th – 30 points each + $200 each
  • Tied for 7th – 15 points each + $150 each
  • Tied for 9th – 10 points each
  • Tied for 13th – 5 points each

Online DOA6WC Point Match:

  • 1st place – 400 points
  • 2nd place – 240 points
  • 3rd place – 160 points
  • 4th place – 80 points
  • Tied for 5th – 40 points each
  • Tied for 7th – 20 points each
  • Tied for 9th – 10 points each
  • Tied for 13th – 5 points each

DOA6WC Finals Prize Pool:

  • 1st place – $15,000
  • 2nd place – $6,000
  • 3rd place – $3,000
  • 4th place – $1,800
  • Tied for 5th – $1,200 each
  • Tied for 7th – $900 each

It looks like it’s going to be an absolutely fantastic season, showcasing the greatest action in Fighting Entertainment, so get out there Dead Or Alive 6 players and prove that you’re a fighter!

Source: Team Ninja

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