TEKKEN WORLD TOUR eSPORT ANNOUNCED
Twitch & Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe partners for TEKKEN 7’s official eSports organization
Social video platform Twitch and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, are glad to announce today an exclusive partnership for the creation of the TEKKEN World Tour. In addition to being the exclusive broadcasting platform for this competitive gaming league, Twitch will manage TEKKEN 7 league operations, circuit events, and content on a global scale. The aim is to build the community and infrastructure to sustain long-term growth of the historic fighting game franchise.
The Official calendar includes:
- Tattakai Holland – Netherlands
- GCC Major – Qatar
- Moscow Fight Area – 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 – Polan
- Paris Games Week
- July 3rd – July 4th – Online all Platforms
- September 11th – September 12th – Online all Platforms
Australian and New Zealand events include the Ozhadou Nationals 15 on September 15-17 at the Hilton in Sydney (more information http://ohn.ozhadou.net/ ) and the New Zealand Let’s Play Live Tekken Championship set to run in August 2017.
“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. Twitch’s partnership with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe for this new tournament series will help keep Fighting Games at the forefront of esports, while building toward a sustainable ecosystem for all of the players, fans, and organizers involved.”
“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 TEKKEN 7, all fights are personal! Prepare to enter the ring as TEKKEN 7 will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM® for PC on June 2nd 2017. To find out more about Tekken 7, please head over to the official website Tekken.com.
Enter the Mishima feud on:
The official Website: Tekken.com
The official Facebook: @TekkenEU
The official Twitter: @TEKKEN
The official VK: VK.com/Tekken
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S. part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles, PC and mobile. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, TEKKEN™, SOULCALIBUR™, DARK SOULS™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™. For more information please visit www.bandainamcoent.eu