Bandai Namco Games and Twitch have confirmed that Tekken 7 World Tour is returning for another punch-up this year, with the event kicking off in Atlanta, USA on March 16 as part of Final Round.
The tournament will then visit a number of major states across North America, including California, Texas, Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, plus a stop at Toronto, Canada. The virtual fisticuffs will then hit up a number of other key territories, such as Thailand, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Korea, Italy, Australia, Peru, United Kingdom.
Tekken 7's 2018 World Tour will culminate in November 2018 at the finals in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with serious crash prizes up for grabs. Furthermore, the eight-month event will also allow participants to earn Ranking Points in a global pool based on their local performance results.
'With the previous tournament, TEKKEN World Tour has been able to bring new experiences to our fans. As so many skilled and talented competitors emerged around the globe, we wanted to continue and expand to more countries and reach more players,' commented Bandai Namco Games Entertainment Europe's Vice President of Marketing & Digital, Hervé Hoerdt. 'With TEKKEN World Tour 2018 we’re building an even bigger competition to the delight of players and fans around the world.'
Last year's Tekken World Tour wrapped in San Francisco and saw a prize pool of $50,000, with Byung-moon 'Qudans' Son crowned the winner ahead of Korean favourite Hyun-jun 'JDCR' Kim, who won the 2017 EVO tournament.
Alice reviewed Tekken 7 last summer and came away pretty impressed, although sadly at the time the game was plagued by some pretty serious matchmaking and lag issues. Fortunately, these wrinkles have seen been ironed out.