Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI
NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced details for its
upcoming TEKKEN World Tour Finals tournament, presented by Nissin
Cup Noodles®. In an unprecedented break from tradition, for the first
time in its 20+ year franchise history, the TEKKEN World Finals
will be held outside of Japan. TEKKEN fans will bear witness to
the crowning of a new TEKKEN World Champion on November 12, 2017,
as 16 of the best fighters from around the globe converge upon the City
View at Metreon in San Francisco, California, for an all-day battle
royale to determine a new TEKKEN champion. The event will also be
livestreamed exclusively on social video service Twitch.
The hard-hitting action kicks off at 12:00 p.m. PST as the first double
elimination rounds of the TEKKEN World Tour Finals begin. The 16
top seeded players representing the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific
regions will attempt to mercilessly destroy their opponents, and from
the pile of vanquished foes, two finalists will emerge for the final
match. TEKKEN franchise Director, Katsuhiro Harada, and Senior
Designer, Michael Murray, will both be in attendance to meet fans and be
on-hand to crown the new TEKKEN champion at the end of the night
who will take home a $50,000 prize purse, secure a place in TEKKEN
history, and earn eternal bragging rights.
“TEKKEN 7 has brought many new experiences to our fans and
having the TEKKEN World Finals take place outside of Japan is the
latest experience we want to give them,” says Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN
Franchise Director at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “To see TEKKEN
7 met with such enthusiasm and have so many skilled competitors
emerge around the globe makes the long hours and hard work the TEKKEN
team put into the game well worth our blood, sweat, and tears.”
“TEKKEN 7 has taken the world by storm, especially in the
United States. To have the TEKKEN World Tour Finals take place
outside of Japan signifies the global strength of the TEKKEN
franchise and the competitive capabilities of players around the world,”
says Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO
Entertainment America Inc. “We invite all TEKKEN and fighting
game fans to join us for the TEKKEN World Tour Finals where the
competition will be fierce, the action will be non-stop, and by the end
of the night, a new TEKKEN champion will be crowned.”
“We partnered with BANDAI NAMCO in order to build the community and
infrastructure to sustain long-term growth of this historic fighting
game franchise,” said Richard Thiher, Program Manager, Twitch. “Based on
the momentum of the TEKKEN World Tour, including its high level
of online engagement on Twitch, it has proven to be a successful brand
collaboration with no sign of slowing down.”
TEKKEN fans who are looking to join the tournament action
in-person can purchase tickets to the TEKKEN World Tour Finals
TWT 2017 Tickets. TEKKEN fans who are not able to attend the
tournament in-person in San Francisco, California, can watch the action
on Twitch, the exclusive broadcasting platform for the TEKKEN
World Tour Finals at Twitch.tv/Tekken.
TEKKEN 7 is available now in the Americas for the
PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PCs via
STEAM®. For more information about everything in the TEKKEN
universe, please visit: http://tk7.tekken.com/.
For more information on the TEKKEN World Tour, visit the official
website at http://tekkenworldtour.com.
To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other
products and services go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html.
Visit the TEKKEN Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TekkenAmericas.
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In addition to being the exclusive broadcasting service for this
competitive gaming league, Twitch manages TEKKEN 7 league
operations, circuit events, and content on a global scale.
About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings
Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive
entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and
online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many
of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®,
GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®,
and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is
the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video
games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE
PIECE®. More information about the company and its products
can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com
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