While the Tekken fighting game community has faced a competitive drought this year with the cancellation of the Tekken World Tour 2020, Bandai Namco has finally made good on its promises for an alternative way to compete.
The company has announced the Tekken Online Challenge, an open tournament series that will host players in their specific regions. TOC will have ten stops around the world throughout the final months of 2020.
- Pre-Event US West (August 15-16)
- EU West (September 12-13)
- Korea (September 19-20)
- US East (September 26-27)
- EU North (October 10-11)
- Australia (October 17-18)
- US Central (October 24-25)
- EU Southwest (November 7-8)
- Philippines (November 14-15)
- US West (November 21-22)
- Japan (November 5-6)
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Next week's #T7OnlineChallenge exhibitions are heating up with a showdown in Atlanta!@pokchop50 takes on @tk_anakin for bragging rights, but Pok may have a few concerns…— BANDAI NAMCO ESPORTS (@BNEesports) August 5, 2020
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To set the stage for the entire tournament series, Bandai Namco has trusted a few known Tekken pros and community favorites to square up for exhibition matches.
One match-up we’re especially excited for will see Atlanta’s finest, Rick “Pok Chop” Walker take on the legendary Hoa “Anakin” Luu.
For more information, you can check out the official Tekken World Tour website.