After the release date for Tekken 7 was officially announced a few weeks ago, the entire gaming community has been abuzz in anticipation for the final chapter of the best-selling fighting game franchise of all time. With all the excitement, it’s been hard to figure out just what to do with ourselves until the game is out on June 2nd. Do we go back and dust off the ps3 to brush up on our skills on Tag 2? Do we revisit some of our favourite Tekken’s of olde? Or do we simply sit at home and watch endless YouTube videos on the arcade builds of Tekken 7?
Well finally, we have an answer for you because we at MBA are extremely happy to announce that we will be part of the official Tekken 7 UK championship.
The Tekken 7 UK championship is a pre-launch tour that will be happening all across the UK and Ireland featuring the latest version of Tekken 7 on the PS4. This build will feature all the latest characters and stages. Master raven? Bob? Lee? Yes, they are all available to play to your hearts content, exclusively at all the tour events.
The Championship tour will consist of 5 qualification tournaments spanning across all regions. The 5 qualification events are as follows with details of each event on the links below:
15-16th April 2017 – Glasgow – http://www.hypespotting.co.uk/
22nd April 2017 – Dublin – https://www.facebook.com/events/400178787016197/
29th April 2017 – Manchester – http://www.mbagaming.co.uk/
6th May 2017 – Birmingham – https://www.electronicdojo.co.uk/
13th May 2017 – London – http://ngievents.co.uk/
Our event at MBA will be hosted at our usual monthly venue of Arcade Club (Ela Mill, Cork Street, Bury BL9 7BW) on the newly opened second floor. So, this is definitely an event you cannot afford to miss!
All qualification tournaments will be FREE to enter. The top 3 placers from each regional event will be invited to take part in the Tekken 7 UK championship grand finals which will be taking place on the excellent ESL e-sports arena stage at the MCM London expo on the 26th May. Not only will the qualified players receive free entry to the MCM expo but they will also be competing for the prestigious UK championship Belt! Find details of this event at www.mcmcomiccon.com/london
Details on entry and the tournament rules:
- Our qualifier event on the 29th April will have a 128-player cap (in line with all other tour events) with a first come first serve sign-up sheet. We will be taking signups on the day and at the event, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Places will not be held in advance
- Although the tournament itself is free to enter there will be a venue entry fee to cover running costs and that is the usual price of £10 per person for MBA community members
- In keeping with the games age rating, competitors must be aged 16 or above
- We will have plenty of both tournament and casual setups to accommodate any level of player, so anyone is welcome to come and enjoy Tekken 7 with us
- This is a Bring your own controller tournament, the tournament will be held on the PS4 so please bring a compatible controller, some arcade sticks will be provided but subject to availability, it is not recommended you rely on this to compete (converters may be banned awaiting announcement, entrants who cannot play due to not possessing a controller will face disqualification at your T.O’s discretion)
- The tournament will take a best out of 3 games format until top 3 in which it is best of 5 throughout (all games will be set to the default in game setting of best of 5 rounds)
- The first stage of the set will be random select, the loser of the subsequent match will be allowed to change stage or character
- If anyone in the top 3 has already qualified, the qualification spot will be passed down to the next highest ranking competitor, in the case of a joint 5th or joint 7th, a match will take place to determine who gets the spot
- The event will be livestreamed on https://www.twitch.tv/bandainamcoeurope
We are looking at this event as a celebration of Tekken, an opportunity to expand the community to both new and old players, so please feel free to bring your friends and family along. No matter your skill level or experience we welcome all gamers and we’d like to take this opportunity to showcase the unrivalled atmosphere we have all created within Manchester Battle Arena.
To keep up with the most recent announcements regarding our event please follow us on social media on the links below. We look forward to seeing you all on April 29th for a truly unmissable event
For more details of the tour please check out https://www.bandainamcoent.eu/news/2017/03/07/tekken-7-uk-championships/6054
To register, please register here: