Bandai Namco Entertainment has thrown a sizable portion of its financial and promotional weight behind Dragon Ball FighterZ’s premier tournament. The second year of the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour is coming to a close, and the Finals are now just a few days away. After months of hype matchups between the game’s best players, we now have a worthy lineup of competitors in place that is looking to come out on top.
Everything You Need to Know About the 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' World Tour Finals
So the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals is set to kick off Feb. 8 and come to a close the very next day on Feb. 9. You’ll be able to watch all the action unfold across both days on the official Dragon Ball FighterZ Twitch channel. As for where this major tourney will take place, it’s going to go international with a significant presence in Paris, France, at the Pavillon Baltard concert hall. And finally, the total cash prize payout of $80k will be spread out among 16 players. Whoever takes the number one spot will ultimately walk away with $24k.
Speaking of those 16 players, the participant pool for this event currently has 15 competitors finalized. This collection was decided by players winning tournament inclusion tickets at designated Saga events and other competitors being chosen due to their Worldwide Ranking based on the points they earned from each of the Tenkaichi and Saga events. The 16th player will be selected via a Last Chance Qualifier, which is also set to take place during this Finals event.
The Saga Event winners that you’ll see compete during the Finals are CYCLOPS athlete gaming’s Goichi “GO1” Kishida, Echo Fox’s Dominique “SonicFox” McClean, and AS Monaco Esports’ Marwan “Wawa” Berthe. The first two players have a legendary feud going on at the moment, which is why a lot of followers of the Dragon Ball FighterZ FGC scene are excited to see them possibly face each other at the Finals. Their Grand Finals battles at the 2018 and 2019 EVO tourneys are the stuff of legend.
The 12 other participants who’ve qualified via Worldwide Ranking leaderboard points are:
- CYCLOPS athlete gaming’s Shoji “Fenritti” Sho
- Echo Fox’s Jon “dekillsage” Coello
- Burning Core’s Ryota “Kazunoko” Inoue
- Vodafone Giants’ Joan “Shanks” Namay Millones
- Panda Global’s Kei “BNBBN” Komada
- Evil Geniuses’ Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez
- Steve “Supernoon” Carbajal
- beastcoast’s Vineeth “ApologyMan” Meka
- Naoki “Matoi” Yasuda
- Resurgence’s Nicholas “Seo” Choo
The Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals event will be conducted under a round-robin rule set. Four players from each of the tournament’s four pools will all do battle against each other. Once the top two victors from each pool are set, they’ll go on to compete in the top eight Grand Finals portion of the tournament. And from there, we’ll witness the most epic of matches and see a new grand champion crowned.
Besides the crowning of the 2019-2020 Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals winner, everyone will be treated to debut footage of the next DLC warrior to enter the game – Ultra Instinct Goku. And hopefully, he won’t be the only character that’ll be revealed.