Tekken developer BANDAI NAMCO Leisure America has introduced the Tekken World Tour 2022, which returns to in-person occasions for the primary time for the reason that pandemic.
The announcement, made at FGC conference Combo Breaker 2022, additionally revealed that the tour has expanded to cowl 16 areas globally.
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Within the Tekken World Tour 2022, gamers will compete in regional leaderboards throughout ‘MASTERS’ and ‘DOJO’ occasions. The highest gamers from every area will advance to the Regional Last and finally the competitors’s Grand Last. BANDAI NAMCO has said that extra particulars on the Regional Finals shall be shared at a later date.
The preliminary MASTERS and DOJO occasions will happen from June by means of October, with the Grand Last scheduled to happen in early 2023.
The primary MASTERS occasion shall be held at Neighborhood Effort Orlando (CEO) in Florida from June Twenty fourth-Twenty sixth, in the meantime, community-run DOJO competitions start beginning June Twenty fourth.
DOJO’s shall be a mix of on-line and offline occasions. In the meantime, MASTERS are classed as ‘large-scale offline occasions’. As of this writing, there may be one MASTER PRIME event — EVO 2022 in August.
The Tekken World Tour has not seen in-person occasions for practically two years because of the international COVID-19 pandemic. The final in-person occasion — the World Tour 2019 — concluded in December 2019 and featured a $185,000 (~£141,000) prize pool. The prize pool determine for the Tekken World Tour’s 2022 version has but to be revealed.
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The information of Tekken 7’s return to LAN — which BANDAI NAMCO referred to as ‘much-anticipated’ — comes as the newest instalment of the franchise celebrates its fifth anniversary.
Esports Insider says: It’s good to see Tekken lastly see in-person occasions once more, particularly contemplating how vital bodily occasions are to the Preventing Recreation group. The Masters and Dojo system this yr appears to be like extremely promising and CEO on June Twenty fourth looks as if one of the simplest ways to kick off the event.
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