To further increase the hype for the upcoming release of "Tekken 7" for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, Bandai Namco has now partnered with Twitch to launch a brand new worldwide eSports tournament. The company partnered with the video game streaming platform for the upcoming launch of the "Tekken World Tour," which will be open to all interested players around the world.

Epic worldwide launch

The highly awaited fighting video game is scheduled to be released for the new consoles and the PC on June 2. Just a few weeks later, on June 16, Bandai and Twitch will be kicking off the first leg of the new tournament.

The game has, of course, already been available in select arcades since 2015, which means that there isn't really a shortage of competitive players for the particular title.

In a recent announcement released by Bandai, it was revealed that the upcoming tournament will be open to over 45 U.S. states and in over 27 countries worldwide. All of the players will be vying for the staggering $200,000 prize money that will be going to the "Tekken 7" tournament's champion.

Tournament schedule

The first leg of the "Tekken World Tour" will be taking place at the CEO Fighting Game Championships in Orlando, Florida, on June 16. This will then be followed by other preliminary matches to be held in Doha, Qatar on June 30 and in Phuket, Thailand on July 1.

Interested players need to register through the game's accredited partners to join in. Those who want to stream the different events also needs to register in order to watch the events live.

A potential eSports giant

The eSports arena is currently dominated by multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video games such as "League of Legends" and "Dota 2." However, there is already a growing community of players and fans for competitive fighting video games.

"Street Fighter 5" is already making waves in the eSports arena and "Tekken 7" is expected to do the same when it arrives next month.

Bandai's partnership with Twitch will be the perfect opportunity to let the game have a foothold in the eSports arena, given the company's success with its previous initiatives. Twitch previously launched a similar tournament for "Rocket League," which included a three-month season with a $75,000 prize pool. The particular tournament is already in its third season with a larger $300,000 prize pool, which is a testament to just how successful it is.