Earlier today, streaming platform Twitch and gaming publisher Bandai Namco announced a brand new partnership which creates the Tekken World Tour.
The Tekken World Tour is going to be an eSports league for the best Tekken players around the world. It will be exclusive to Twitch broadcasts and will feature circuit events, competitive leagues, and more.
The idea of the World Tour is to grow a long-term infrastructure for the upcoming fighting game. Instead of the game releasing and dying out in a couple of months, Twitch and Bandai hope to keep content flowing for Tekken 7.
They have also managed to give out the official calendar for the world tour, all of which take place in Europe. However, there will also be some tournaments that take solely online, check out the calendar down below:
The Official Calendar includes:
- Tattakai Holland – Netherlands
- GCC Major – Qatar
- Moscow Fighting Arena – Russia
- VSFighting – UK (Birmingham)
- Dreamolition Derby – Germany (Munich)
- Celtic Throwdown – Ireland
- Street Grand Battle – France
- Milan Games Week – Italy
- Colosseum – Italy
- Barcelona Games World – Spain
- Warsaw Games Week – Poland
- Paris Games Week – France
- July 3 rd – July 4 th – Online all Platforms
- September 11 th – September 12 th – Online all Platforms
Richard Thiher, Program Manager at Twitch, is very exciting about the partnership as he said the following in a press release:
“The Fighting Game Community on Twitch is among our platform’s most vibrant groups of players and fans, with the TEKKEN World Tour created to celebrate their enthusiasm,” said Richard Thiher, Program Manager, Twitch. “It’s also notable because Fighting Games represent the roots of esports. The genre has grown from local tournaments in arcades and living rooms to global attractions filling convention centers and stadiums, with TEKKEN being a major franchise and influence during this evolution
Likewise, Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, shared the same enthusiasm as he said the following:
“TEKKEN 7 is one of the most recognized fighting brands in the videogame industry. Twitch represents the community hub for videogame contents. The synergy between an incredible franchise and the home of the fighting game community offers infinite possibilities. One of these is the TEKKEN World Tour”,said Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. “The aim is to offer a thrilling experience of TEKKEN 7 to all fans around world. Thanks to Twitch now they can be part of it. This is just the beginning and we are confident that this will be an exciting journey”
In addition to all the Tekken 7 news, PlayStation released a brand new video featuring rapper, Kid Ink. The video showcases Kid Ink’s history with the Tekken franchise and some insight on how he created the Tekken inspired song “Now It’s Personal.”
Check it out down below:
Tekken 7 is set to release on June 2 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.