Tekken 7 brought with it a whole new standard for the fighting game series, featuring detailed characters, dynamic environments, and a unique Rage Art system. Now, we get to see one of our most beloved childhood fighting game series undergo another world tour to see who is the best of the best.
The Tekken World Tour just got announced with a new trailer - along with some information as to what will be different this season. Most importantly, South Africans can rejoice at their chance to climb the ladder, as Cape Town will be one of the locations on the World Tour.
Considering that the Tekken community here in our homeland will be getting the opportunity to take part in one of the most prestigious Tekken events, we took the time to compile everything you need to know about The Tekken World Tour.
Master+: Tekken World Tour’s max value tournament category will be held exclusively at the Evolution Championship Series (Evo) in Las Vegas from August 2-4, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Resort. The Master+ tournament will award Ranking Points to players placing 1st through 49th place.
Master: Offering high-level points for top-tier competitive players throughout the world, these tournaments are the pillars from which Tekken World Tour will be built for 2019. Master tournament events are expected to draw international competition and will award Ranking Points to players placing 1st through 25th place.
Challenger: These regional tournaments focus on offering Ranking Point earning opportunities to locations not served by Master tournaments. Challenger tournaments award Ranking Points to players placing 1st through 13th place.
Dojo: Brand new for Tekken World Tour 2019 are Dojo tournaments. In an effort to promote competitive participation to Tekken 7 players at a more local and grassroots level, Tekken World Tour is establishing this new entry-level tournament category. Dojo tournaments will enable tournament organisers from around the world to apply for their tournaments to be awarded Tekken World Tour Ranking Points.
The Ranking Points available at Dojo tournaments will scale based on tournament size. This opt-in system creates opportunities for players to compete for Ranking Points outside of Master and Challenger class events. All Dojo tournament applicants must use the Tekken World Tour opt-in system on smash.gg and register their tournament for consideration. Depending on the bracket size, Dojo tournaments can award Ranking Points to players placing 1st through 9th place.
This is probably where most South Africans will be taking place to build their points and climb their way up the ladder.
How Rank Points Distribution Works:
The points earned at Tekken World Tour tournaments are awarded according to where a player winds up in the tournament placements. Each placement at a tournament from Master+ to Dojo rewards players with a different number of Ranking Points. Ranking Points will be based on the best three Master events, Challenger event, and the best four results from Dojo event. At the end of the year, the top 19 players who have earned the most Ranking Points will be invited to compete at the Tekken World Tour Finals. All costs in regards to travel and lodging expenses will be covered by Tekken World Tour.
When Does It Take Place And Where:
The Tekken World Tour 2019 will start on April 20th, 2019, at MIXUP in Lyon. The World Tour will then continue Georgia, New Jersey, Texas, Illinois, Florida, Washington, California, and Toronto, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Australia, Dubai, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Argentina, Peru, South Africa, and more. Finally, The Tekken World Tour Finals will return to Asia, where the world's best Tekken 7 players come together in Bangkok, Thailand.
The prize pool is sitting at a whopping $185K (estimated R2 672 306,50). For those who just want to support their favourite players, the Tekken World Tour will be streamed exclusively on Twitch. Considering the Tekken World Tour will be making a pitstop in South Africa, we should take the time to show the competition exactly what we are made of. This is an opportunity for the South African Fighting Game Community to put their names on the leaderboards, and most importantly, have fun.
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