TOUSHINSAI 2020 ~World Championship of Arcade~ Las Vegas Qualifier to be held!
TOKYO (June 28th, 2019) TAITO Corporation has announced that they will hold a qualifier in Las Vegas for the largest competitions in e-ARCADE SPORTS, TOUSHINSAI™ 2020 ~ World Championship of Arcade~.
TOUSHINSAI, the largest competitions in e-ARCADE SPORTS, has been held in Japan by TAITO® since 2015. The fourth, and most recent TOUSHINSAI competition, held in 2018-2019, attracted more than 6,000 players from all over the world who brought their best skills to compete for the top position in each category.
Now, with the cooperation of CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT, INC., TAITO will hold a TOUSHINSAI 2020 qualifier for the very first in North America, Las Vegas, Nevada, bringing the tournament to more people across the world. The qualifier category will be "Street Fighter® V Type Arcade." The winning team will receive a qualification ticket – the "Golden Ticket"* – that allows them to join the finals tournament held in 2020 spring in Tokyo, Japan, as well as paid, round-trip flights to Tokyo, Japan for three team members, compliments of CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT®.
Las Vegas Qualifier for TOUSHINSAI 2020 details
|Date/Time||August 1st 2019, 12PM-6PM PT|
|Location||"The Wall" eSports Gaming Lounge, Rio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino|
|Category||"Street Fighter V Type Arcade"
*"Street Fighter V Arcade Edition” for PC (STEAM™) will be used in Las Vegas Qualifier
|Rules||3-on-3 team battle, Single-elimination tournament|
|Player registration||Starts Friday, June 28th, at 10AM JST via TOUSHINSAI official website|
|Entry fee||$20 USD per person; ($60 per team)|
|Full ruleset, prize details, and eligibility requirements available at: https://form.taito.co.jp/a.p/363/|
Player Registration Form opens at 10AM JST,Friday, June 28th, 2019
Registration will end at 11:59PM JST, July 21st, 2019. A maximum of 64 teams may sign up. A notification will be sent to the representative email address if the application is successfully completed. This notification does not mean your registration has been completed. Your registration will be completed along with the notice sent afterwards determined by your application order.
*Golden Ticket includes 3 economy-class, round trip tickets to Tokyo (up to $1,500 each); no plane tickets will be given to residents of Japan; the schedule of the final tournament will be determined at a later date; no hotel or other transportation accomodations will be provided; if the winning team cannot be contacted or cannot participate in the final tournament, the prize will be offered to the next placed team; winning team is responsible for obtaining their own passports and any required visas for travel to Japan; see full rules at https://form.taito.co.jp/a.p/363/ for further details on rules and restrictions
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About “TAITO Corporation”
TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS®, and developed such fan favorites as PUZZLE BOBBLE® (BUST-A-MOVE®) and ARKANOID®. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries. More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at http://www.taito.com/.
A nationwide fighting game competition held by Taito in Japan to determine the top skills of e-ARCADE SPORTS. Winners of store qualifiers and area finals held at arcades all over Japan will gather at the winners tournament to determine the top player. A final on-site open qualifier to determine the last competitor, official collectible merchandise sales, and demos of the latest fighting game tiles will also be located at the winners tournament held in Tokyo, Japan. The winners tournament will also be live-streamed worldwide.
About “e-ARCADE SPORTS”
A general term for competitions and events for arcade games, created by combining the terms "e-sports" and "arcade game." TAITO provides delight, excitement, and community for game players through competitions and events held at arcade game centers, where "e-sports" arguably originated.
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About “Street Fighter V”
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition includes all base content from the original Street Fighter V release, Arcade Mode and a code for Character Pass 1 and 2 content, which includes 12 playable characters and 12 premium costumes. Powered by Unreal Engine 4 technology, stunning visuals depict the next generation of World Warriors in unprecedented detail, while exciting and accessible battle mechanics deliver endless fighting fun that both beginners and veterans can enjoy. Challenge friends online, or compete for fame and glory on the Capcom Pro Tour. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is available now exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PC.
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