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All you need to know about the Tekken World Tour Finals on Sunday, November 12th – Players, Format, Prize, Schedule

16 players will compete for $50K and the “King of the Iron Fist” title!

On Sunday, November 12th at the City View at Metreon in San Francisco, CA, Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., in conjunction with Twitch and Nissin Cup Noodles will assemble 16 of the world’s best Tekken 7 players from around the world will be battle in the Tekken World Tour Finals for $5o,ooo in prize money and the title of King of the Iron Fist.

In addition to the Finals, attendees of the Tekken World Tour Finals will have the exclusive opportunity to experience the upcoming Tekken 7 DLC character Geese Howard prior to his availability to players around the globe. Attendees will also get to checkout Tekken merchandise vendors, witness an exciting Finals showcase and participate in a meet-and-greet with Tekken franchise Director Katsuhiro Harada, and Senior Game Designer Michael Murray.

As well, and this hasn’t been “officially” confirmed (it was leaked in the Tekken Twitch chat), it is believed that the  next DLC character will be announced at this event. What better time to do so than when a myriad of thousands will be tuned in and watching from around the world?

The Qualified Players

The Tekken World Tour kicked off at CEO 2017 back in June of this year, and after six months of some of the best competition we have ever seen, it is time to find out who will be considered the “Best of the Best.” Here are the players who qualified through the League’s Regional Leaderboards and at the Evolution Championship Series.

From the Evolution Championship Series
• JDCR (Republic of Korea)

From the Americas Leaderboard
Speedkicks (United States of America)
• JimmyJTran (United States of America)
• Anakin (United States of America)
• Joey Fury (United States of America)
• P. Ling (United States of America)

From the Europe Leaderboard
Tissuemon (Italy)
• Blackbeard (Denmark)
• Super Akouma (France)
• Kaneandtrench (United Kingdom)
• Fergus (Republic of Ireland)

From the Asia-Pacific Leaderboard
Saint (Republic of Korea)
• Qudans (Republic of Korea)
• Noroma (Japan)
• Nobi (Japan)
• Knee (Republic of Korea)

TEKKEN World Tour Finals Format

The single day championship tournament will feature both a group stage and bracket competition.

Group Stage

All 16 players will be split into 4 groups of 4 players. The players in each group will compete in a Round Robin, with Best-of-Three Matches to determine their rank within the group. Players will be assigned to their groups based on their performance during the TEKKEN World Tour. The 4 top ranked players, as determined by the Regional Leaderboards and Evolution Championship Series Tournament, will be placed into separate groups for earning the 2017 TEKKEN World Tour’s top seeds.

• JDCR, for taking first at Evolution Championship Series 2017, will be placed into Group 1.
• Speedkicks, for taking first place on the Americas Leaderboard, will be placed into Group 2.
• Tissuemon, for taking first place on the Europe Leaderboard, will be placed into Group 3.
• Saint, for taking first place on the Asia-Pacific Leaderboard, will be placed into Group 4.

The next highest ranked player from each Regional Leaderboard will choose which group they would like to be placed in during the TEKKEN World Tour Finals pre-show. Players of the same rank across the Leaderboards will select their Group in a random order. The player with the highest rank in each group will advance to the Bracket Stage in Winners. The runner up in each group will advance to the bracket stage in Losers. 8 players will advance from the Group Stage.

Bracket Stage

The Top 8 players advancing to the Bracket Stage will compete in a double-elimination bracket. All matches in the Bracket Stage are Best-of-Three, except for Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals which are Best-of-Five. In Grand Finals, the player in Losers must win two matches to be awarded first place in the tournament.

Prize Pool

The prize pool breakdown for the Bracket Stage is as follows:
1st: $15,000
2nd: $9,000
3rd: $6,500
4th: $4,500
5th: $3,000
7th: $1,500
9th: $1,000
13th: $500

Event Schedule

The schedule for TEKKEN World Tour Finals. All times PT.

12 PM – Doors open
12:30 PM – TWT Finals Group Selection Pre-Show
1:00 PM – TWT Finals Group Stage
5:00 PM – Dragon Ball FighterZ Exhibition
6:00 PM – Top 8 Bracket Stage

Remember to watch the entire event live this Sunday on


Aziz Peregrino-Brimah aka Zee the CEO | Founder / Editor-in-chief of TekkenGamer | Gaming has been a passion of Zee's since the early days of Atari and ColecoVision. His first experience with Tekken was in the early 90's, and it was Tekken 3 that sealed the deal. True story... As a teenager Zee once received his Winn-Dixie paycheck and spent it all at the arcade the same day. Needless to say, his mother wasn't pleased.


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