Publisher Bandai Namco has revealed that Tekken 7‘s pro league is returning with Tekken World Tour 2018.

Confirmed through a new trailer (above), the footage shown is from the last Tekken World Tour tournament. Details are light but available on the official website.

This year the 2018 World Tour will feature 1 global leaderboard. Players can earn points at each Tour events, meaning player performance will be tracked regardless if you play in the European, Americas, or Asia/Pacific region.

Events will be divided into 2 categories, Challenger and Master. Players will earn points for finishing in the top 16 of Challenger events and top 32 in Master. Each offline event will feature a prize of $1000 for the top 4 in a Challenger Event and $5000 in Master Event.

PLACEMENT TOURNAMENT CATEGORY
Master Prizing Challenger Prizing  (Offline only)
1st 300 $2,500 150 $500
2nd 220 $1,250 100 $250
3rd 150 $750 70 $150
4th 100 $500 45 $100
5th 70 25
7th 45 10
9th 25 5
13th 10 1
17th 5
25th 1

The tour will include around 40 events in 24 countries and will feature offline and online tournaments. The tour will begin with the Final Round 2018 on March 16-18th in Atlanta, Georgia. The complete list of offline tournaments are available but subject to change.

Date Event Location Category
3/16-18 Final Round Georgia, USA Master
3/24-25 Thaiger Uppercut Bangkok, Thailand Challenger
3/30-4/1 Norcal Regionals California, USA Challenger
4/7-8 BEast Arena: Hong Kong Hong Kong Challenger
4/12-14 Kuwait Battle Royale Mishref, Kuwait Challenger
4/28-29 Korea Masters Seoul, Korea Master
5/4-6 Texas Showdown Texas, USA Challenger
5/11-13 The Colosseum Rome, Italy Challenger
5/18-20 Battle Arena Melbourne Melbourne, Australia Master
5/25-27 COMBO BREAKER Illinois, USA Master
6/9-10 Fighting Games Challenge Lodz, Poland Master
6/16-17 TW Fighter Taipei, Taiwan Challenger
6/23-24 ADFT IX Barcelona, Spain Challenger
6/28-7/1 CEO Florida, USA Master
7/7-8 Abuget Cup Jakarta, Indonesia Challenger
7/14-15 FV x SEA Major Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Challenger
7/21-22 VS Fighting Birmingham, UK Master
7/28-29 Headstomper Copenhagen, Denmark Challenger
8/11-12 Moscow Fighting Arena Moscow, Russia Challenger
8/18-19 Tokyo Masters Tokyo, Japan Master
8/25-26 Celtic Throwdown Dublin, Ireland Challenger
8/31-9/2 Summer Jam Pennsylvania, USA Master
9/7-9 The MIXUP Lyon, France Master
9/14-16 SCR California, USA Challenger
9/15-16 Rev Major Manilla, Philippines Challenger
10/6 TXT TBA, Colombia Master
10/13-14 South East Asia Major Singapore Master
10/20-21 Berlin TEKKEN Clash Berlin, Germany Challenger
10/26-28 Canada Cup Toronto, ON, Canada Challenger
11/TBD TWT Finals Amsterdam, Netherlands Finals

The 2018 Tekken World Tour Finals will be held in November in Amsterdam with a field of 20 players for 2 days. Day 1 will consist of last chance qualifier tournament that will be open to all players, with the winner joining the top 19 points earners in the Tekken World Tour leaderboard in Day 2’s Final field. The finalist will compete for $25,000 prize pool.

The top 4 players from the leaderboard will be divided into 4 groups but the top point player will remain hidden. Players, based on their leaderboard placement, will choose which group to compete in before the top players are revealed.

Players will face other in round robin format, with the top 2 finishers in each group advancing to the top 8. The player who wins the group advancing into the winners’ bracket and the runner-up heading to the losers’ bracket. The top 8 players will face off in the last player standing.

Tekken 7 is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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