North America's Tekken 7 tournament is underway


The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016

Bandai Namco is making the rounds across North America with the arcade version of Tekken 7.

The company shared its schedule for this year’s King of the Iron Fist Tournament, which will make 18 stops in cities primarily in the United States (plus Toronto!) throughout the rest of this year. The prize pool for the finals is $20,000, but along the way each event will have a $3,000 pool.

The tournament started in Portland and I didn’t even know it! The next event happens next week at Combo Breaker in Chicago. Here’s the full schedule, minus the to-be-determined finals:

  • February 19-21: Portland, OR (Wizard World)
  • March 18-20: Atlanta, GA (Final Round)
  • April 1-3: St. Louis, MO (Wizard World)
  • April 29-May 1: Des Moines, WA (NorthWest Majors)
  • May 6-8: Minneapolis, MN (Wizard World)
  • May 27-29: Chicago, IL (Combo Breaker)
  • June 2-5: Philadelphia, PA (Wizard World)
  • June 17-19: Sacramento, CA (Wizard World)
  • July 29-31: Columbus, OH (Wizard World)
  • August 5-7: Orlando, FL (Wizard World)
  • August 18-21: Chicago, IL (Wizard World)
  • August 19-21: Philadelphia, PA (Summer Jam X)
  • September 9-11: Richmond, VA (Wizard World)
  • September 23-25: Austin, TX (Wizard World)
  • October 14-16: Southern California (SoCal Regionals)
  • October 28-30: Toronto, Canada (Canada Cup)
  • November 4-6: Pittsburgh, PA (Wizard World)
  • TBA: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 North America Final

Tekken 7: Tournament Rules [Bandai Namco]