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Tekken 7 Esports World Championship Qualifier

Tekken 7 IESF World Championship NZ Qualifier

LPL, in partnership with the New Zealand Esports Federation and Bandai Namco, are thrilled to bring you a New Zealand qualifying event for the prestigious 2018 IESF Esports World Championship in Kaohsiung!


We are first bringing you three local qualifying events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, in our quest to find New Zealand’s top eight Tekken 7 players to advance into our main IeSF qualifying event.

The Wellington event will be run in partnership with ExpansionNZ and the Christchurch event will be run in partnership with GotGame There will also be an online qualifier.

National Finals

The top eight event will be broadcast LIVE on twitch.tv/letsplaylive and SKY Sport as the fighters battle for an invitation to compete against the best in the world at the 2018 Esports World Championship in Kaohsiung.

The first place winner will also receive $1500, second place $1000 and third place $500.

Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament!

Online Qualifying Event:

Open Qualifying – (PS4 Only) WHEN – Saturday 7th July, 2018
WHERE – Online
TIME – 9:30am – 5pm (Estimate)

Local Qualifying Events:

WHEN – Sunday, July 8th, 2018
WHERE – Welcome Room, SKYCITY Auckland
TIME – 11-4pm

Christchurch – In partnership with GotGame
WHEN – Saturday, July 14th, 2018
WHERE – Sixty6, Christchurch Casino
TIME – 11-4pm

Wellington – In partnership with ExpansionNZ
WHEN – Sunday, July 15th, 2018
WHERE – Skynet Internet Cafe
TIME – 12-6pm

Grand Final:

WHEN – Saturday 21st July
TIME – 4pm – 8pm


Qualifying is open to all and will be a standard double elimination tournament.

Two players from each local region and two players from online qualifiers will make up the national top eight.

The national top eight will begin again from scratch in a new double elimination tournament which will be played out until one winner remains.

The top eight will be flown to LPL Studios in Auckland with accommodation provided. The champion will win $1500 and an invitation to compete at the 2018 Esports World Championship in Kaohsiung in August. Second place will be awarded $1000, and third place $500.


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