Twitch to broadcast Tekken World Tour 2019 with its $185K prize pool

Bandai Namco and Twitch are once again teaming up to bring us Tekken World Tour 2019. Twitch will serve as the exclusive streaming platform to watch the popular esports event.

2019 is the third season of the Tekken World Tour, which features the best Tekken 7 players in the world facing off against each other for the title of “King of the Iron Fist.”

Tekken World Tour 2019 kicks off on April 20 at MIXUP in Lyon, France, an esports fighting event that also features games like Soul Calibur VI, Street Fighter V, and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

“Fighting games represent the roots of esports, the early days of fans gathering in arcades and living rooms and making competitive gaming a shared community viewing experience,” says Richard Thiher, Product Manager at Twitch. “As the premier destination for esports, we are proud to carry on that tradition by bringing fans together from all around the world to watch, chat, and experience the best plays Tekken 7 has to offer.”

After the kickoff in Lyon, the tour continues throughout the year with additional North American stops in Georgia, New Jersey, Texas, Illinois, Florida, Washington, California, and Toronto, Canada. International tour stops will include Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Australia, Dubai, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Argentina, Peru, South Africa, and more.

The Tekken World Tour Finals return to Asia in 2019. The world’s best Tekken 7 players will converge upon Bangkok, Thailand for the Finals. Potential competitors can register to compete through each regional event’s registration page.

“Every year, the Tekken World Tour has set the stage for some of the most dramatic stories to come out of the esports world, and we look forward to entertaining the millions of fighting game fans around the globe with another great season of high-level competitive Tekken 7 play,” Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco America, concludes.

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