New updates and online tournaments for TEKKEN 7 and SOULCALIBUR VI were announced this past Friday during the historic Japanese Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable event.


The TEKKEN Online Challenge will begin with a pre-event tournament open to US West residents on August 15th, and a series of exhibition matches on August 16th. Sign-ups are currently open on smash.gg at the following link: https://smash.gg/tournament/tekken-online-challenge-pre-event-open-tournament. Following the pre-event will be 10 regional open tournament and exhibition weekend events starting on September 12th and running through the rest of the year.

The SOULCALIBUR Online Challenge will feature 3 regional open tournament and exhibition weekend events on October 3rd, October 31st, and November 28th.

More information regarding the open and exhibition events for both TEKKEN and SOULCALIBUR can be found on the TEKKEN World Tour and SOULCALIBUR World Tour websites:






The new announcements coming out of the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable for TEKKEN 7 and SOULCALIBUR VI include:



Get ready for the next battle with Season 4 of TEKKEN 7! Season 4 will include a balance update that will give new moves to all characters and provide an overall better online experience with online play enhancements. We’ll share more information about TEKKEN 7 Season 4 at a later date, but we’ll give you a taste of what’s to come today in a new trailer (ready for embedding): https://youtu.be/YjfYBeT_f5I



Setsuka returns to the stage of history! Wielding a hidden blade in her parasol and a desire for revenge, Setsuka unleashes her rage upon those who stand in her way. Setsuka is part of Season Pass 2 for SOULCALIBUR VI and can also be purchased as a standalone DLC character. In addition to Setsuka, Season Pass 2 will also include a new Character Creation parts set which will feature some TEKKEN items. This Character Creation parts set will enable players to deck-out their favorite warriors in different outfit and gear. Setsuka and the Character Creation Set E parts set will be available beginning August 4th, 2020. Watch Setsuka destroy her enemies in this new trailer (ready for embedding): https://youtu.be/sy8IQ5RK1Rc


Bud Light Joins as Sponsor of TEKKEN 7 and SOULCALIBUR VI Esports Events in 2020

In addition to the TEKKEN and SOULCALIBUR Online Challenges, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. and Bud Light are coming together for the second year of the Bud Light Beer League with tournaments for TEKKEN and SOULCALIBUR. “Bud Light is excited to partner with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., TEKKEN, and SOULCALIBUR to grow our relationship in its 2nd year through the Bud Light Beer League and integration into their online events. We look forward to bringing new experiences to TEKKEN & SOULCALIBUR fans and the fighting game community,” said Joe Barnes, Director for Bud Light Sports Marketing.


ASTRO Gaming Joins as Official Audio Partner of TEKKEN 7 and SOULCALIBUR VI Esports Events in 2020

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. is also proud to announce a continued partnership with ASTRO Gaming as the Official Audio Partner of the TEKKEN Online Challenge and SOULCALIBUR Online Challenge. ASTRO will provide special edition headsets for our casters to use while broadcasting their matches, as well as customized ASTRO A40 TR Headsets and ASTRO Apparel for tournament champions and giveaway winners. We would like to thank ASTRO Gaming for their continued support of the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. esports and fighting game community. Stay tuned for more surprises from ASTRO and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. later this year.