Sections

Connect with world renowned investors

14 - 16 April 2021

Join the event

Namco, Twitch tag team Tekken tournament

Streaming service continues push into eSports with multi-year deal to manage and broadcast Tekken 7 league

Twitch is expanding its footprint in the world of eSports, today announcing a multi-year partnership with Bandai Namco that will see the streaming service manage the Tekken World Tour competitive gaming league for Tekken 7 as well as being its exclusive broadcast platform.

"Our partnership with Bandai Namco Entertainment America for this new tournament series will help keep fighting games at the forefront of eSports, while building toward a sustainable ecosystem for all of the players, fans, and organizers involved," said Twitch program manager Richard Thiher.

Twitch will host the competitions at partnered events, beginning with the CEO Fighting Game Championships in Orlando, FL June 16-18. The inaugural season will run through November, with future competitions will take place in Orange, CA and Dallas, TX. The total prize pool for the Tekken World Tour is $200,000.

This is the second such eSports endeavor for Twitch. The first one was the Rocket League Championship Series, established last year in conjunction with Psyonix. The first RLCS had a $75,000 prize pool. Next month will see the RLCS Season Three World Championships take place in Los Angeles, with competitors dividing a $300,000 prize pool.

Connect with world renowned investors

14 - 16 April 2021

Join the event

More stories

Twitch continues to grow in Q1 2021, but YouTube Gaming is lagging

Hours watched on Twitch are up 97%, but Facebook is poised to overtake YouTube

By Danielle Partis

Twitch to punish misconduct that happens outside of Twitch

Off-service conduct policy states platform is willing to suspend people for violent extremism, hate group membership, sexual assault, and other actions taken elsewhere

By Brendan Sinclair

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.