Twitch & Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe partners for TEKKEN 7’s official eSports organization
Social video platform Twitch and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, are glad to announce today an exclusive partnership for the creation of the TEKKEN World Tour. In addition to being the exclusive broadcasting platform for this competitive gaming league, Twitch will manage TEKKEN 7 league operations, circuit events, and content on a global scale. The aim is to build the community and infrastructure to sustain long-term growth of the historic fighting game franchise.
The Official calendar includes:
- 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, 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 organizers involved.”
“TEKKEN 7 is one of the most recognized fighting brands in the videogame industry. Twitch represents the community hub for videogame 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.
In TEKKEN 7, all fights are personal! Prepare to enter the ring as TEKKEN 7 will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC on 2nd June, 2017.