With the release of Tekken 7 around the corner, Twitch and Bandai Namco has teamed up to announce the Tekken World Tour with $200,000 worth of prize money. The partnership will see Twitch managing the league operations, circuit events, and content on a global scale.

Richard Thiher, Program Manager, Twitch said:

“The Fighting Game Community on Twitch features some of our platform’s most vibrant players and fans, with the TEKKEN World Tour created to celebrate their enthusiasm.”

“We’ve also witnessed how the Fighting Game genre has grown from local tournaments in arcades and living rooms to global attractions filling convention centers and stadiums. TEKKEN has been a major franchise and influence during this evolution. Our partnership with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America for this new tournament series will help keep Fighting Games at the forefront of esports, while building toward a sustainable ecosystem for all of the players, fans, and organizers involved.”

The tour kicks off on June 16-18, 2017 at the CEO Fighting Game Championships and will run for six months till November 2017. It features a total prize pool of over $200,000 USD and will be broadcasted on Twitch exclusively. The Tekken World Tour will stop in Sydney, Australia on September 15-17 for OzHadou. For more information about the Tekken World Tour, you can check out the site here.

Tekken 7 arrives on PS4, Xbox One and PC next week on June 2nd 2017 in Australia.