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Tekken Tour / KOIFT 2016 Official Rules

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I. General Rules and Flow

A. Tournament is hardcapped at 128 or 256 total participants (128 at Wizard World events and 256 at Regional Fighting Game events).

  1. Pool play format feeding into Top 8
  2. Check with each specific event for tournament registration

B. Participants must use a PlayStation 4 arcade stick controller, PlayStation 4 DUALSHOCK 4 (wired), or approved controller (check with event manager). If participants do not have an approved controller, they may use an approved controller provided by the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 tour staff.

C. General Game Setting Rules

  1. Random Stage
  2. Double Elimination
  3. Best 2 out of 3 match sets to determine winner; Grand Finals will be best 3 out of 5 match sets
  4. Best 3 out of 5 rounds (default setting)
  5. 60 seconds (default setting)
  6. Winner must continue using the same character (unless it goes into brand new set/bracket reset)
  7. Losing player has the option to change characters
  8. Controller malfunction needs to be reported to event manager and upon discretion, will either be replayed to the same setting or disqualified (if falsely claimed).

II.  North America Final Qualifications & Rules

A. Tournament champions qualify for TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 North America Final event.

  1. Qualification for TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 North America Final event is open for residents of North and South America. Qualified champions under the age of eighteen (18) will require legal guardian.
  2. Qualified champions that are residents of North/South America but are outside of the United States must have a valid passport to participate in the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 North America Final.
  3. In the event that Tournament champion is not a resident of North/South America, the qualification will pass to the next highest placing resident of North/South America.
  4. In the event that the next highest placing resident is the 5th or 7th place tie, both players will compete in a tiebreaker set. The winner will qualify for TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 North America Final.
  5. Eighteen (18) qualified champions will receive travel, lodging, and entry to the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 North America Final.
  6. Qualified champions cannot compete in future TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 events after qualifying unless they relinquish their qualifying spot (see options below):
    1. Qualified champions have the option to relinquish their qualifying spot from a Tournament to compete in another Tournament on the tour.
    2. For each relinquished qualifying spot, a last chance qualifier spot will be opened in the Last Chance Qualifier tournament.

B. A Last Chance Qualifier tournament will be held to fill remainder spots for a total of twenty (20) qualified participants for the TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 North America Final event.

  1. Top placing participants in the Last Chance Qualifier tournament will be used to fill remainder open spots. Tiebreaker sets will be used in the event an odd number of open spots are available.
  2. Previous qualified champions that relinquished their spots to compete in another Tournament in the tour but were unable to secure a new spot may enter the Last Chance Qualifier tournament to requalify.

C. TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 North America Final will feature a Round Robin Pool Play round followed by Top 8 bracket.

  1. Twenty (20) qualified participants will be split via lottery into four (4) groups of Round Robin Pool Play. Top two (2) placers in each Round Robin Pool will qualify to advance to the Top 8 bracket.
  2. Eight (8) qualified participants will be seeded via lottery into an 8-man bracket.
  3. All rounds of Top 8 bracket will be best of 3 out of 5 matches.

III. Prizing

A. Prizing and Payout Structure for Tekken Tour Tournaments

$3000 Total Prize Pool per Tournament:

  • 1st $1,000
  • 2nd $700
  • 3rd $400
  • 4th $300
  • Tied 5th $200
  • Tied 5th $200
  • Tied 7th $100
  • Tied 7th $100

B. Prizing and Payout Structure for The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 North America

$20,000 Total Prize Pool:

  • 1st $10,000
  • 2nd $4,000
  • 3rd $3,000
  • 4th $1,500
  • Tied 5th $500
  • Tied 5th $500
  • Tied 7th $250
  • Tied 7th $250

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