Tekken Announces 2018 World Tour

Nicholas Barth,

March 4, 2018 10:20 PM

The premiere fighting game esports scene will be making its way around the world in 2018.

Tekken is one of the biggest fighting game franchises in the entire world, and its 2017 world tour was very successful, as it saw South Korea's Son "Qudans" Byung-Moon achieve victory at the 2017 Tekken World Championship. The next iteration of Tekken’s world tour was announced during ELEAGUE’s Tekken Team Takedown, as the official 2018 Tekken World Tour trailer was released.

Bandai Namco will be partnering with Twitch to bring players from all around the world together to fight for the right to be called World Champion. This year’s world tour will be taking place at 40 tournaments across the world, which will be held both offline and online. The Tekken World Tour will culminate at the 2018 Tekken World Championship Global Finals, which will be taking place in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Fighters who have not made the finals by this time will have one final chance to punch their ticket, as Bandai Namco is introducing a Last Chance Qualifier during the first day of the global finals.

A major change to this year’s world tour is the leaderboard system, as there will now be one global leaderboard instead of the three regional leaderboards from past world tours. Events will be divided into Challenger and Master tiers. Points will be awarded for top 16 finishes in Challenger events and top 32 finishes in Master events.

The 2018 Tekken World Tour will begin at Final Round 20 in Atlanta, Georgia. More information can be found on the official Tekken World Tour website.  

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