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GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP '13
TEKKEN

There can only be one King of the Iron Fist.





TEKKEN
TEKKEN

GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP '13

in KOREA


Date

26 October 2013


Location

Hyatt Regency Incheon Hotel

Incheon, South Korea


Host

Cafeid


*What is Cafeid?

Cafeid is a South Korea-based organization that supports the fighting game community. It regularly hosts internet broadcasts, tournaments and other events for players around the world. More information can be found on their website at http://www.twitch.tv/cafeid


Participants

20 top competitors representing up to 13 regions and countries from Asia, Oceania, and beyond.


Countries and Competitors
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South Korea (3)
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China (2)
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Japan (2)
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Australia (2)
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Singapore (2)
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Indonesia (2)
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Hong Kong (1)
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Taiwan (1)
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Malaysia (1)
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Philippines (1)
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Thailand (1)
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New Zealand (1)
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USA (1)

*Participant countries and number of competitors subject to change.


Grand Prize

$10,000 US

(subject to tax as per South Korean law)



Tournament Rules and Regulations
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Basic Rules

・Each match will be one-on-one. (One player vs. one player, no Pair Play.)

・1 round = 80 seconds, Life bar = Default, 1 game = first to 3 rounds.

・Both Tag (2 characters) and Solo (1 character) styles are allowed.

・Customized characters are allowed.

・No character changing allowed. (Neither main nor sub.)

・Stage selection rights and 1P/2P selection rights will be determined by rock-paper-scissors or by drawing lots.

・During play, if a malfunction complaint is determined to be unfounded, the player who lodged the complaint may be disqualified.


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Preliminary Round

Round Robin


・The 20 competitors will be split into 4 groups of 5 players for the preliminary round robin qualifier.

・First to 2 games wins. The top two competitors from each group will proceed to the final round.

・If there is an in-group tie with respect to games won, the player with the least number of lost rounds will be given the higher rank. (Round won = +1 point, Round lost = -1 point. If there is a tie in points, a tie-breaker match will be held.)

*Groups and scheduling for the round robin qualifier will be determined by lots the day before the tournament during orientation.

*Players of the same nationality will not be placed in the same group.


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Final Round

Double Elimination


・The top 8 competitors from the preliminary round robin will proceed to the Final Round.

・The Final Round will be conducted as a double elimination tournament.

・First to 2 games wins.

・For the Championship Match, first to 2 sets wins. (1 set = first to 3 games.)

*Note: The player from the winner's bracket will have a 1 set advantage. In other words, the player from the winner's bracket only has to win 1 set to claim the championship. The player from the loser's bracket must win 2.


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Additional Terms

・Outside of the regular duties of running this event, neither the host organization nor Namco Bandai Games Inc. will assume responsibility for any loss or damages resulting from theft, injury, illness or schedule change as caused by unforeseen accident or natural disaster.


・Travel and living expenses for South Korea will be covered by the host organization.


・Any player who does not arrive on time for his/her match will be disqualified.


・Any player found guilty of libel, slander or sabotage during the tournament will be disqualified and may be asked to leave the premises.


・Namco Bandai Games Inc. reserves the right to publish player names and photos of participants in the Tekken Global Championship '13 event from both the regional qualifiers and the finals in South Korea. They may be uploaded to the tournament website, provided to video game publications, or used in other media and video.


・Finalists must use the same player name provided to the host organization prior to the finals in South Korea. The host organization reserves the right to request a player to change his/her player name.


・The above Rules, Regulations, and Additional Terms are subject to change. Any changes made will be published on this website.



The time has come to determine who is the best Tekken player in the world. It is my pleasure to officially announce the opening of the Tekken Unlimited Global Championship '13 in Korea.

TEKKEN TEKKEN

Tekken Series Producer 

Katsuhiro Harada 



Starting with online gaming, electronic sports, aka "eSports," are extremely popular in South Korea. These multiplayer video and computer game competitions are considered serious sporting events, and there are even professional eSport athletes. When it comes to Tekken, South Korea is said to have the highest average skill level in the world, with many Koreans regularly taking top prize in tournaments around the globe.

Furthermore, there is even a Tekken Unlimited TV show, NiceGameTV's "Tekken Strike," broadcast online weekly. With pros and other top players battling it out in each episode, the show has become a huge hit. As of August, the show is currently in the middle of its 2nd season, with a total of 6 tournament seasons planned for the rest of the year.


In order to allow gamers around the world to experience skill in its highest form, we have decided to hold this tournament in South Korea.


Links
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NiceGameTV's "Tekken Strike"

Saturdays at 7 pm (Korean only)

http://www.nicegame.tv/onair/broadcast/


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NiceGameTV archive page

Watch past tournament videos and more.

http://www.nicegame.tv/board/bbs/lists/6/38/