Today KOEI TECMO and Team NINJA are proud to announce DEAD OR ALIVE FESTIVAL, a one-day exhibition style tournament to be held in Tokyo, Japan for top players of DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round. DEAD OR ALIVE FESTIVAL will be streamed live on August 1, 2015 worldwide and will feature top players from North America, Europe, and Asia. Fans will determine by community vote which two of North America’s top players will compete in the tournament’s top eight finals alongside three top players from Europe and Asia, plus three winners from qualifier brackets earlier in the tournament.


This free entry tournament is open to all players from around the world, and a total of 5 international players will compete in and automatically qualify for the top eight finals at DEAD OR ALIVE FESTIVAL. Utilizing points from this year’s North American DEAD OR ALIVE tournament tour, BATTLE ROYAL 2015, two North American players will be determined to attend and compete at DEAD OR ALIVE FESTIVAL by a DEAD OR ALIVE community vote from a total of eight qualifying players with the most points.

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Team NINJA will post the final top eight North American candidates on June 15, 2015 after the ECT (East Coast Throwdown) tournament has been completed. The names of the top eight players from Battle Royal 2015 will be posted on the Team NINJA social channels and will allow the community to cast their votes via select fighting game community (FGC) websites. Website information to cast votes will be announced after the ECT tournament results. The 2 winners with the most votes will be announced on July 3, 2015 via FGC website and Team NINJA social media pages.


To be held at Osaki Bright Core Hall in Tokyo, DEAD OR ALIVE FESTIVAL will award a non-cash prize valued at $3,000 USD to first place. First and second places will also win a sponsored flight, hotel, and registration fee for the grand finals of Battle Royal 2015, NEC (Northeast Championships) XVI, which will take place in Philadelphia this December. Further details will be revealed at a later date.


DEAD OR ALIVE FESTIVAL will be streamed live from Japan on August 1, 2015. Streaming info will be announced at a later date. Interested fans are invited to Like the official DEAD OR ALIVE Facebook page for updates leading up to the tournament.