Bandai Namco Announces The Tekken 7: King Of The Iron Fist Tournament 2016 In North America!

Get Ready for the Next Battle: Tekken 7 hits the US Tournament Circuit!

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Get ready to flex those fingers, Tekken fans: in anticipation for the major console release of Tekken 7, Bandai Namco has officially announced the Tekken 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 — North America.

Set to hit 18 cities in both the United States and Canada during its tour, The Tekken 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 – North America began on February 19 in Portland, OR. The tournament will continue through November 6, 2016 at the Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour in Pittsburgh, PA. According to Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., this tournament “…expands upon our tournament footprint that was set in motion earlier this year through our partnership with Wizard World Comic Cons and Gaming Tour.”

There will be cash prizes, with each tournament event featuring a prize pool of $3,000, and a pool of $20,000 during the finals. This will not only allow players to, as Hartness would say, “Compete for cash and glory,” but get their hands on the arcade version of Tekken 7. Outside of the tournament, there is no other way to get access to these machines in North America.

Katsuhiro Harada, Director of the Tekken Project at Bandai Namco, is looking forward to the coming events: “I’m excited to see what the North American Tekken Community is made of as they compete in the next seven months in the Tekken 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 in North America.”

For more information about rules and regulations, please visit Bandai Namco’s website here.

For more information about tournament locations and dates (after May 20, 2016), please scroll down:


May 27-29
Chicago, IL
Combo Breaker


June 2-5
Philadelphia, PA
Wizard World


June 17-19
Sacramento, CA
Wizard World


June 24-26
Orlando, FL
CEO 2016


July 29-31
Columbus, OH
Wizard World


August 5-7
Orlando, FL
Wizard World


August 18-21
Chicago, IL
Wizard World


August 19-21
Philadelphia, PA
Summer Jam X


September 9-11
Richmond, VA
Wizard World


September 23-25
Austin, TX
Wizard World


October 14-16
Southern California
SoCal Regionals


October 28-30
Toronto, Canada
Canada Cup


November 4-6
Pittsburgh, PA
Wizard World

Finals: Date and Location TBA

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