In a press release, Bandai Namco announced the Tekken World Tour 2018! In partnership with streaming giant Twitch, the eight-month season will see Tekken 7 players kick off event this March 16 at the Final Round in Atlanta, GA, and will continue across the Asia Pacific, throughout America, and Europe in 40 tournaments.
Check out the announcement trailer below.
There will be five stops over Southeast Asia for the event:
- Bangkok, Thailand on 24-25 March
- Jakarta, Indonesia on 7-8 July
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14-15 July
- Makati, Philippines on 15-16 September
- Singapore on 13-14 October
Another change for this year’s tournament is implemented by awarding “Ranking Points” in one global pool which is based on players’ local performance results. At the end of the season, the top 19 players who have accrued the most Ranking Points will automatically qualify to compete in the Tekken World Tour Finals event, which is set to be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands this coming November.