Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia today announced TEKKEN 7’s 5th anniversary since the game’s release, and is proud to add that the game has sold over 9 million copies worldwide. In conjunction with the celebration, TEKKEN WORLD TOUR 2022 will be making a comeback to the forefront of the competitive esports scene.
A NEW SALES RECORD FOR TEKKEN 7 AND A SPECIAL ILLUSTRATION IS RELEASED
Released in 2017, the game which celebrates its 5th anniversary today, has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide, setting a new record for the main series of TEKKEN. In order to thank all players for their continuous support over the years, please enjoy the above special illustration drawn by artist, jbstyle.
TEKKEN WORLD TOUR 2022 WILL COMMENCE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 24
After two years without offline events, this new edition will be in-person, allowing for the best conditions and best matches, notably for the World Tour Finals planned for early 2023. Players will be ranked through 16 Regional Leaderboards* based upon their performances in key tournaments. From there, Regional Finals in most of the regions to pick the player that will represent their region in the TEKKEN World Tour Finals, which will be held in Europe in early 2023.
Players will have several opportunities to earn points to climb the leaderboards with several types of events:
- DOJO events
DOJO events can either be offline or online and open to all players around the world. However, only players from the same region as the event can earn points for their Regional Leaderboard. The number of points will vary depending on the size of the tournament.
- DOJO Prime events
These events will be similar to the DOJO events but will be financially supported by the TEKKEN World Tour and the number of points awarded will not be based on the number of participants. Tournament organizers can apply to have their event become a DOJO Prime event.
- MASTER events
Players will be able to freely participate and earn points in any MASTER event all across the world. These events are officially supported and will bring more points to the regional leaderboard. MASTER Events are:
- CEO (Daytona Beach, FL, United States) – June 24th – 26th 2022
- EVO (Las Vegas, NV, United States. EVO will be a MASTER+ event, awarding more points to participants) – August 5th – 7th 2022
- VSFighting (Birmingham, United Kingdom) August 19th – 21st 2022
- RevMajor (Manila, Philippines) – September 17th – 18th 2022
- The Mix Up (Lyon, France) – October 1st & 2nd 2022
The Regional leaderboards will move depending on the various events that will take place. Players will be ranked on their performance in an offline MASTER as well as their best 4 performances from the DOJO events. Between 4 and 16 players per region will advance to the Regional Finals, which will be held in 13 of the 16 regions. For Oceania, the Middle East, and the Philippines & East Asia region, the top leaderboard player will be directly qualified for the TEKKEN World Tour Finals. More details on the Regional Finals will be shared at a later date.