Twitch and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe have announced a partnership to create the Tekken World Tour, for which Twitch will be the exclusive broadcasting platform and will manage Tekken 7's league operations, circuit events, and global content.
The aim of this partnership, according to the press release, is to build a community and infrastructure around the game to "sustain long-term growth of the historic fighting game franchise."
The press release also contained a list of events in which we can see Tekken 7 in action, which you can find below:
Tattakai Holland - Netherlands
GCC Major - Qatar
Moscow Fighting Arena - 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 - Poland
Paris Games Week - France
July 3rd - July 4th - Online all Platforms
September 11th - September 12th - Online all Platforms
"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 at 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 organisers involved."
"Tekken 7 is one of the most recognised fighting brands in the video game industry. Twitch represents the community hub for video game 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."
You can find out more about the Tekken World Tour at this link. Can Tekken 7 be one of the best games in the Fighting Game Community?