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Friday, August 23, 2019
SIGN UP NOW FOR ONE ESPORTS’ ONE TEKKEN TOKYO INVITATIONAL
23 August 2019 – Tokyo, Japan: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), ONE Esports’ upcoming ONE TEKKEN Tokyo Invitational is now searching for the best amateur Tekken players.
Taking place at the Bellesalle Shibuya Garden on 5 October, 2019, the JPY 1.5 million 3v3 tournament will see three teams of pros, and the winners of ONE Esports’ Community Tournament competing for the top prize and the honor of being the first winner of the ONE TEKKEN Tokyo Invitational.
Carlos Alimurung, CEO of ONE Esports, stated: “ONE Esports’ first ONE TEKKEN Tokyo Invitational tournament is a testament to the quality and pedigree that ONE will bring to the fighting games community. We are pleased to have the best pro and amateur players in the world competing in our tournament, and we look forward to telling their inspirational stories in the way that only ONE can do.”
The tournament is part of the two-day ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest, which also features top ONE Championship athletes such as Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, as well as martial arts legends Rich Franklin and Miesha Tate. Tickets to attend the event are available on LINE Ticket at https://ticket.line.me/sp/ONEChampionship, and on Boardwalk at https://ticket.tickebo.jp/en/ONE-info/ for non-Japanese residents.
The Community Tournament will be played in a Single Elimination format, with the winners joining the TEKKEN 7 pro players in a Round Robin match-up before proceeding to a Single Ladder Format for the Finals.
Players who are keen to participate will need to form teams of three and register for our Community Tournament here. https://www.oneesports.gg/maff-tekken/. Registration closes on 27 September.
The winning team will take home US$9,000 or US$3,000 per player, while the runner-up will get US$4,500 or US$1,500 per player. Prizes for the third and fourth place finishers will get US$1,200 or US$400 per player and US$300 or US$100 per player respectively.
ONE Esports is also delighted to announce that top TEKKEN 7 professional players, consisting of Rangchu, Ulsan, Double, and six other players from Asia will be competing for a share of the US$15,000 prize pool at the ONE TEKKEN Tokyo Invitational.
The complete list of attending players are as follows:
Jeong “Rangchu” Hyeon-ho
Lim “Ulsan” Soo-hoon
Kang “Chanel” Seong-ho
Shoji “Double” Takakubo
Kachi “Pekos” Yota
Genki “Gen” Kumisaka
Nopparut “Book” Hempamorn, Thailand
(More players to be announced at a later date)
About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship (ONE) is the largest global sports media property in Asian history, and the largest producer of millennial live sports content in Asia. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE is the Home of Martial Arts, and is the world's largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Karate, Kung Fu, Silat, Sanda, Lethwei, Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Submission Grappling, and more. ONE hosts the biggest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world's best martial artists and world champions on the largest global media broadcast in Asia. ONE Esports, a subsidiary of ONE Championship, runs Asia's largest global esports Championship Series with some of the biggest blockbuster game titles in the world. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 2.6 billion potential viewers across 140+ countries with some of the largest global broadcasters, including Fox Sports, ABS-CBN, Astro, ClaroSports, Startimes, Thairath TV, Skynet, Mediacorp, Great Sports, Tencent, Star TV, Mediaset Italia, ProSiebenSat.1, Dubai Sports, Turner Sports, and more.