Ltd. will host the " YAMADA Cup eSports Tournament " for the popular fighting game "Tekken 7" by Namco Bandai Entertainment Inc.
Preliminary rounds will be held throughout Japan.
The "YAMADA Cup eSports Tournament" will be held at Yamada Denki stores nationwide on Saturdays or Sundays from May to August 2019.
Players who make it through the qualifying rounds in each region will face off in the finals on August 24.
The locations, dates, and application deadlines are as follows
|Host district||Date||Location (Store)||Application Deadline|
|Kansai Preliminary Round||Saturday, May 25||LABI1 Namba||May 20 (Mon) 23:59|
|Kyushu Preliminary Round||June 2 (Sun.)||YAMADA Fukuoka Kashii Store||May 27 (Mon) 23:59|
|Kanto Preliminary Round||Saturday, June 15||LABI1 Japan Sohonten Ikebukuro||Monday, June 10, 23:59|
|Tohoku Preliminary Round||July 14 (Sun.)||LABI Sendai||July 8 (Mon) 23:59|
|Hokkaido Preliminary Round||Saturday, July 27||Tecc Land Sapporo Main Store||July 22 (Mon) 23:59|
|Chubu Preliminary Round||August 11 (Sun.)||LABI Nagoya||August 5 (Monday) 23:59|
|Same-day Preliminary Rounds and Finals||Saturday, August 24||LABI1 LIFE SELECT Takasaki||August 19 (Mon) 23:59|
Only for the Kanto Preliminary Round, there will be two slots for two divisions.
Total prize money worth 2 million yen
The top finishers in the "YAMADA Cup eSports Tournament" will receive gift certificates as prize money.
The prize money amounts according to the rankings are as follows.
|Prize Money (Gift Certificates)
Total 2,000,000 yen equivalent
|First Prize||10,000,000 yen|
|Third place||2,000,000,000 yen|
|Fourth place||1,000,000,000 yen|
|5th/6th place||60 million yen each|
|7th/8th place||40 million yen each|
In addition to the prize money, NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. will provide an original T-shirt as a special prize for participating in the qualifying tournament.
The T-shirt will be designed by illustrator "jbstyle." and will feature an illustration of "Julia," a playable character from the 8th paid DLC.
The prize will be given to players who pre-registered and participated in the tournament on the day of the event.
Pre-entry is required to participate.
To participate, you must pre-register on the official page.
Participants must be 15 years of age or older and able to participate in the finals. Foreign nationals must be able to communicate in Japanese.
The Steam version of "Tekken 7" will be used in the tournament, so if you bring a controller, you will need to confirm that it can be used with a PC.
For more information on the tournament rules and regulations, eligibility requirements, and entry, please visit the official YAMADA Cup eSports Tournament page.