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Tekken World Tour breaks a 20-year-old tradition

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Tekken World Tour 2017

This year's Tekken World Tour Finals will be held outside of Japan for the first time in over 20 years. The new Tekken World Champion will be crowned on 12 November, 2017. Tickets are available now and the acion will be sreamed via Twitch.

Bandai Namco announced some details about the upcoming Tekken World Tour Finals. This year's tournament will be the first of its kind to take place outside of Japan. The new Tekken World Champion will be crowned on 12 November, 2017.

16 of the best fighters from around the globe will converge upon the City View at Metreon in San Francisco, California for an all-day battle royale to determine a new Tekken champion. The event will also be livestreamed exclusively on Twitch.

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The action will kick off at 07:00 a.m. GMT as the first double elimination rounds of the Tekken World Tour Finals begin. According to the press release, "the 16 top seeded players representing the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions will attempt to mercilessly destroy their opponents, and from the pile of vanquished foes, two finalists will emerge for the final match."

Tekken franchise Director, Katsuhiro Harada, and Senior Designer, Michael Murray, will both be in attendance to meet fans and on-hand to crown the new Tekken champion at the end of the night. The champion will take home a £38.000 prize purse, secure a place in Tekken history, and earn eternal bragging rights.

"Tekken 7 has brought many new experiences to our fans and having the Tekken World Finals take place outside of Japan is the latest experience we want to give them." says Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken Franchise Director at Bandai Namco. "To see Tekken 7 met with such enthusiasm and have so many skilled competitors emerge around the globe makes the long hours and hard work the Tekken team put into the game well worth our blood, sweat, and tears."

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"Tekken 7 has taken the world by storm, especially in the United States. To have the Tekken World Tour Finals take place outside of Japan signifies the global strength of the Tekken franchise and the competitive capabilities of players around the world." says Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco.

"We partnered with Bandai Namco in order to build the community and infrastructure to sustain long-term growth of this historic fighting game franchise" said Richard Thiher, Program Manager, Twitch.

The tickets are available here. Alternatively, you can catch the action on Twitch.