The weird thing about a lot of “World Tour” events is that they hardly ever step foot in Africa. While this phenomenon has reached meme status, it’s not like Africa isn’t making strides. We have some pretty strong competitors on the continent and unfortunately very few have been able to show off what they have on an international stage. The skill and passion are all there, but our players just need some of that exposure. You hear it time and time again, but the players really just need that one chance to prove their worth. So in a pretty wild year for competitive Tekken, the 2019 Tekken World Tour is bringing something none of us expected.
Africa will see an official leg of the Tekken World Tour 2019 in Cape Town South Africa at Cape Town Showdown 7.
Let’s let that sink in for a minute. Not only is one of South Africa’s oldest fighting games tournaments making a comeback but it’s coming back as a Tekken World Tour event. It’s going to be a huge step for the local community and it’s one they’re more than happy to take. As a community run event you can expect it to bring some incredible moments as always, but here’s all the information you need for now.
- Venue: Radisson Red Cape Town
- Date: 7-8 September 2019
- Player Cap: 256
- Prize: $1000
- Event Type: Tekken World Tour Challenger Event
- Registration: smash.gg/cts7 from the 20th of March 2019
- $5 Early Registration (20 March – 30 April)
- $10 Normal Registration (1 May – 30 June)
- $20 Late Registration (1 July – 31 August)
- $30 Last Chance Registration (1 September – 7 September)
- With the player cap and early registration, please ensure you get in there early. Not only does it mean a discount, you’ll help the organisers effectively plan to bring you the best experience possible.
- $1 for a 1-day pass
- $1.50 for a 2-day pass
- Please ensure you have your own PlayStation 4 compatible controller for this event. That means having your own controller, converter and/or headset should you require.
- There is a player cap, so make sure you register early.
- This isn’t all! Look out for more announcements at a later date.
The South African Fighting Games Community has partnered up with Radisson RED Cape Town to ensure the best experience for this event. By making use of their four Event and Game studios, this prestigious tournament looks to be held in luxury. This might scare off any Melty Blood players, but the community is going all out to ensure they deliver a top quality event.
If you want to get a look at what’s going on with the South African community, check out the social media accounts below. There’s recently been a drive for community submitted “Combos of The Week” and early submissions have been intense, to say the least.
Hosting an international event is going to be no small feat, but the community is more than ready to step up to the challenge. I think Sigma.G19 put it best – the fight is all.