LPL4: TEKKEN 7 NZ Championship

Sixteen Kiwi gamers are battling for four spots in the upcoming LPL4 TEKKEN 7 NZ Championship for the opportunity to move on to the Grand Final on September 11 to compete against four international stars.

The road to the finals will also see the NZ champion selected to represent New Zealand as an E-Black in Busan, Korea at the International Esport Federations World Championship in November.

The tournament gets underway on Wednesday, August 23 at 7pm and will be broadcast live on www.letsplay.live. It will be played across three weeks with a double elimination format.

More than 200 players began the tournament with online and offline qualifiers throughout the country before the final 16 emerged.

The four players that move on will earn the right to take on four internationals as part of the LPL4 TEKKEN 7 Ultimate Championship in association with Logitech G.

The Ultimate Championship will take place at SKYCITY Theatre in Auckland on Monday, September 11 in what will be a first for New Zealand to have a fully-televised fighting game competition.

The event will be broadcast live on SKY Sport.

LPL, in conjunction with Standing Fierce, will host a one-day offline qualifier at in Auckland on Saturday, September 9 to find the four international finalists.

There will be some serious talent on display because, on top of the $10,000 prize pool, the offline qualifier will offer 160 TEKKEN World Tour circuit points in the Asia-Pacific leaderboards. The valuable World Tour points should act as a strong drawcard to bring some top guns to New Zealand.

Duane Mutu, Director at LPL, says the standard of play among the New Zealanders has been really high.

“We have been impressed with the high turnout for this event and the fact this is the first time we have run a fighting game competition shows the demand is there for this type of event among Kiwi gamers,” Mutu says. “The final four might have their work cut out for them when they take on these international opponents but it should make for an awesome tournament.”

The 16 players who have made it through to the TEKKEN 7 NZ Championship are:

Player’s name, nickname and location

Alven Gavieres, ‘maiven28’ – Auckland
Ajith Siva, ‘Blackout’ – Wellington
Cameron Pene, ‘ParasiteNZ’ – Palmerston North
Daley Winterstein, ‘Drax’ – Auckland
Jamie Joe, ‘Zarzob’ – Auckland
Kavin Li, ‘KYO’ – Auckland
Connor Strachan-Mackay, ‘ncea’ – Auckland
Mike Pene, ‘Pene_Power’ – Palmerston North
Woonton Resture, ‘Rezetro’ – Christchurch
Fergus Broom, ‘Cornwillis’ – Wellington
Thomas Choi, ‘Kor_Nova’ – Auckland
Justin Hacob, ‘WrecklessSteele’ – Hamilton
Jordan Marsters, ‘PTOWNKURAMA’ – Hamilton
Kevin Young, ‘KevlarX290’ – Wellington
JungSu Oe, ‘Hanihani Mwohani’ – Christchurch
Steven Ky, ‘Crono’ – Auckland

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How to watch

Wednesday, August 23, 7pm, online at www.letsplay.live
Wednesday, August 30, 7pm, online at www.letsplay.live
Wednesday, August 6, 7pm, online at www.letsplay.live
Saturday, September 9, 10am-5pm online at www.letsplay.live (TWT international Qualifier)
Monday, September 11, 7:30pm, live on SKY Sport

Live Events

TWT international Qualifier, Saturday, August 9, SKYCITY Welcome Room
LPL 4 TEKKEN 7 Ultimate Championship, Monday, August 11, SKYCITY Theatre, Auckland

Tickets available from www.ticketek.co.nz

Qualifiers:

Standing Fierce Qualifier:

Auckland – 1 Spot (Auckland, July 22)
Hamilton – 2 Spots (Hamilton Tekken qualifier next weekend, July 30)
Wellington – 1 Spot (Wellington ranbats, Date to be confirmed)
Redzone Rumble 2 – 2 Spots (1st place, highest placing Christchurch player)

Please visit Standing Fierce Facebook page for more info

LPL Qualifiers:

July 29-30, LPL online (Top 8 advance)

Round Robin Competition

Week 1: August 23, Wednesday 7pm
Week 2: August 30, Wednesday 7pm
Week 3: September 6, Wednesday 7pm

How to Watch Round Robins:

Online: www.letsplay.live
Twitch: www.twitch.tv/letsplaylive

LPL4 TWT Qualifier:

LPL, in conjunction with Standing Fierce, will host a one-day offline qualifier at in Auckland on Saturday, September 9 to find the four international finalists.
There will be some serious talent on display because, on top of the $10,000 prize pool, the offline qualifier will offer 160 TEKKEN World Tour circuit points in the Asia-Pacific leaderboards.
The valuable World Tour points should act as a strong drawcard to bring some top guns to New Zealand.

Register:

Enter the TWT International Qualifiers here

Grand Final Live on SKY Sport

Monday, September 11, 7:30pm
SKYCITY Theatre
Level 3, SKYCITY Auckland
Cnr of Wellesley and Hobson Streets
Auckland, New Zealand

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