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Tekken 7 getting Tekken World Tour 2018, let esports button mashing begin

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Faces of two Tekken 7 characters with Tekken World Tour logo
Tekken World Tour

Namco Bandai Entertainment have announced the Tekken World Tour 2018 dates and we're looking at a bunch of Tekken 7 tournaments this year, starting with the Final Round, which takes place in Georgia, USA, on 16 March 2018.

The other two Tekken 7 tournaments coming in March are Thaiger Uppercut in Bangkok, Thailand and Norcal Regionals in California, USA, which will take place on 24 and 30 March 2018, respectively.

Namco Bandai[undefined]Tekken World Tour

Of course, unlike the latter two Tekken 7 events, the Final Round is a Master event, which means the prize money is £3,600.50, converted at press time from the original $5,000. As per Namco Bandai's rules, Tekken 7 Challenger events feature a £720.11 prize pool, converted from $1,000. 

To refresh your memory, Tekken 7 Master events are "tent-pole tournaments" where the first 32 players get "top-level Ranking Points". Players competing at Challenger events, on the other hand, earn standard-level Ranking Points.

Namco Bandai[undefined]Tekken 7 point system

Tekken World Tour finals will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, although the exact date is yet to be released. The finals will feature top 19 Tekken 7 players from the global leaderboard as well as the winner of the Last Chance Qualifier.

Prize pool money is also yet to be disclosed by Namco Bandai. Last year's prize money was £140 thousand, converted from $200,000, so we expect this year's reward to exceed, or at least match the one from Tekken World Tour 2017. As you can see from the video, the 2017 finals were not for the weak hearted.

Namco Bandai[undefined]Tekken World Tour

This may be the second year Namco Bandai is holding their Tekken World Tour but it's the first time the company teamed up with Twitch, ensuring proper coverage for its esports event.

You can check out the rest of the schedule in our gallery below.