Season 2 will begin in 2023, and the game has been selected as the main tournament title for EVO Japan 2023 to be held from March 31, 2023 (Friday) to April 2, 2023 (Sunday). KOF XV will celebrate its first anniversary on Friday, February 17, 2023, and the " KOF XV 1st Anniversary Illustration Contest " is currently underway, with the best illustration to be displayed at the SNK booth at "EVO Japan 2023". On Friday, February 24, 2023, " SNK Special Road to EVO Japan" featuring Haruna Ikezawa(@haluna7) as "Athena Asamiya" and Emi Bridcut Sailor(@SarahBridcutt ) as "Blue Marie" of KOF XV will be aired. Japan " featuring Emi Bridcut Sailer (@SarahBridcutt), who plays "SNK Marie", will be broadcasted, and the momentum is accelerating especially for "EVO Japan 2023". Road to EVO Japan" featured a KOF XV exhibition match between eight of Japan's top players, and Laggia(@laggia9 ) was crowned the winner! The match was a prelude to EVO Japan 2023, but there's no way we're going to EVO Japan 2023 without a win, right? SNK's official online league "KOF XV JAPAN LEAGUE " will be held for the top players in Japan!
引き続きEVO Japanに向けてがんばります！ https://t.co/FCkd9Fd01Y
— SANWA | Laggia (@laggia9) February 24, 2023
16 of Japan's top players will be competing against each other!
KOF XV JAPAN LEAGUE" is SNK's official online league for KOF XV, organized by SNK andmanaged by RATEL Corporation. Sixteen of Japan's top players will be divided into four groups of four players each, and each group will hold a round-robin online qualifying round, from which the top two players from each group will be selected to compete in a final tournament for a total of eight players! The schedule and format of the tournament will be announced, but what everyone is interested in is the 16 players who will participate in the tournament. Here are the players from Groups A to D!
- Shinwa Promotion｜mok ( @andytheworld320)
- Shonen (@scandaldaisukid )
- Tatsuya (@f2qZtZANMU8grNR )
- SANWA｜Harumi (@harumy0410 )
- SANWA_douyu｜M' (@arubionhat )
- ATTRACTIVE｜Katsuji (@redkillmaxima )
- Morimochi (@kurutto_konnano )
- Gosyo ( @gosyo_kof2)
- Laggia (@laggia9 )
- Kindevu ( @kindevu)
- Koji KOG ( @kkkkog)
- Nagoya OJA BODY STAR｜Akira (@akiradayooooo)
- KRone｜Abao ( @abao014)
- GPG｜K2 ( @K2_KOF)
- Mr. Popo (@popopony7038 )
- ATTRACTIVE｜Cabbage (@yasaithebeast )
The commentary is by Yukinojo(@yukinojoooo) and Bon(@bon_kof), all of whom are leading figures in the KOF scene. With this many members, I can assure you that there is absolutely no way that the match will be anything less than spectacular!
The preliminary league will be held over three weeks on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 8:00pm, Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 8:00pm, and Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 8:00 pm. The top two winners will be determined by ( 1) number of games won, (2) "number of games won - number of games lost" (goal difference), and (3) direct confrontation. The final tournament will be held on March 25, 2023 (Saturday) from 19:00, and both the preliminary and final rounds will be streamed on Twitch! It will be streamed live on the SNKofficial account on Twitch and on the SNK OFFICIAL channel on YouTube. Please note that YouTube's streaming URL will differ depending on the day.
Preliminary League WEEK 1
Preliminary League WEEK2
Preliminary league WEEK3
The final tournament will be a single-elimination format, and the results of the preliminary rounds will announce where the players will be entered. It will be exciting to watch the qualifiers and see the tournament table fill up.
Of course, there will be prize money depending on the ranking, with 300,000 yen for the winner ,100,000 yen for the runner-up ,50,000 yen for a tie for third place , and20,000 yen for a tie for fifth place. All 16 players in the tournament are fierce competitors, so this is sure to be a league worth watching, so be sure to watch and support in real time! For more details, please check the official "KOF XV JAPAN LEAGUE" website!
2023年3月9日（木）より国内トッププレイヤー16名による公式オンラインリーグ「KOF XV JAPAN LEAGUE」を開催！
＞予選リーグWEEK1https://t.co/qNWuBbdqmb#KOF15JL #KOFXV #KOF15 pic.twitter.com/WKnu99CDXt
— SNK JAPAN (@SNKPofficial_jp) March 7, 2023