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Entries in Japan (265)

Wednesday
Dec132017

Japan Paves the Way for E-sports with New Gaming Pro Licenses

Big news for the e-sports industry in Japan has come forward with the recent announcement that official 'Pro Licenses' are being issues from next year. Japan has in the past prevented their really strong players from making a career out of their talent due to strict gambling laws but this new initiative will seperate these "Pros" from the general public. With this news in mind, the upcoming Game Party Japan 2018 tournament (Togaiki) comes as the country's first opportunity to grant legal prize money to these professional gamers in the upcoming Tekken 7 tournament on February 10~11, 2018. Bandai Namco have currently been running their Japan Regionals competition starting with online qualifiers from this month which is leading into their finals play off in January 14 with top 3 finishers from there being granted an appearance in the GPJ 2018 tournament. There's a lot more to this to go on as the new year approaches but for now, you can read the details on these developments and the Bandai Namco support source from the Tekken 7 website:

Bandai Namco Official Tournament ≫ http://www.tk7.tekken-official.jp/special/?tab=0

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Friday
Nov242017

MASTERCUP.9 | World's Largest 5on5 Tekken 7 Team Tournament on November 25

Join us this Saturday in Tokyo, Japan for the world's largest Tekken 7 team tournament; MASTERCUP.9. This tournament marks the 10th anniversary of the debut of MASTERCUP tournaments in Japan which are known to gather players from all over the country to battle it out in big 5on5 team tournament. A single day event but with a staggering total of 207 teams of 1035 Tekken players including some of the best in the world like Qudans, Help Me, Knee, Chanel, Nobi, Noroma and a ton more that'll be too lengthy to mention in full on here. MASTERCUP.9 is being streamed live on Twitch.tv with multiple language streams so tune into the English stream with Markman, Tasty Steve & Michael Murray handling the commentary. The tournament's opening ceremony and first wave of pools commence at 8 AM in the morning in Japan so that'll be 3 PM PST and 6 PM EST on the Friday and at Midnight for Central European time for those looking to tune in. You can tune into MASTERCUP.9 live over on the official Tekken Twitch channel:

MASTERCUP.9 ENG Twitch Stream ≫ http://www.twitch.tv/tekken

MASTERCUP HP ≫ http://mastercupofficial.com/

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Monday
Nov132017

Tekken World Tour Finals 2017 - Tekken 7 World Tournament YouTube Archives

No spoilers or results in here, here's a link to the YouTube and the full playlist from the Tekken World Finals for those who could not watch it live. This was the culmination of the year's Tekken World Tour with players representing Asia Pacific, Europe and the US coming together for the grand slam of the year. Re-watch all the Tekken action and excitement that went down during that big night and hopefully we'll see the tour again for next year and this time with the new guest character additions. Check out and subscribe to the official Bandai Namco Fight Channel if you haven't already over here:

Bandai Namco Fight Channel ≫ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKHx_yf3dI2ajWAjXRJ_9Rw

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Sunday
Nov122017

Tekken World Tour Finals 2017 | Tekken 7 Global Championship on November 12

It has been a long time coming but we are finally here, the Tekken World Tour will today be crowning the world's best Tekken player for the entire year. Going live from the City View in San Francisco, California, the best players hailing from the Asia-Pacific, United States and Europe has been assembled to find our 2017 Tekken 7 Champion. With $50,000 US dollars of prize money on the line, you can expect to see world class Tekken action to go down and we all get to see it happen live. Doors for the event open at 12 PM sharp for those of you who are planning on attending the event to catch everything in person and try out the new Geese Howard Tekken 7 stations which will also be available over there. The Tekken 7 tournament will begin at 1 PM pacific so expect that to be the time in which to tune. The Tekken World Tours Finals is being live streamed over on the official Twitch Tekken channel so get in there to not miss out on all the action. Details, schedule, players and more can be found inside:

TWT Grand Finals Twitch Stream ≫ http://www.twitch.tv/tekken

Tekken World Tour ≫ http://tekkenworldtour.com/

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Wednesday
Nov082017

Premium PV Unveiled for Japanese 5on5 T7FR Tournament - MASTERCUP.9

MASTERCUP.9 is inching closer and closer this month! The 5on5 Japanese Tekken 7 Fated Retribution team tournament brings together the world's largest amount of Tekken players to champion the strongest Tekken team on the planet. As of right now, registration numbers for the tournament total a staggering 207 teams of 5 players entered resulting with 1035 players expected to come out to Tokyo, Japan to battle it out. MASTERCUP.9 is once again going to broadcast the event live on Twitch with commentary so this is an event to not miss out on when the festivities start. Check out the new Premium Promotional Video released for the event starring the voice of Fumihiko Tachiki (VA who voices Japanese Pride fight videos) which offers a glimpse of the passion and energy in MASTERCUP events. For more details on MASTERCUP like registration, location and even cosplay and Harada T-shirt signing schedules, check out the official home page:

MASTERCUP OFFICIAL ≫ http://mastercupofficial.com/

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