Finals not held in Heaven or Hell, funnily enough
Fighting game developer/publisher Arc System Works has released details on their new pro-tour circuit, ARCREVO, which was first announced at EVO 2018 earlier this Summer.
Most of the details are fairly standard pro-circuit rulings. Players will compete for points at various sponsored events, fighting it out in double elimination brackets on games such as BlazBlue: Centralfiction, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2. Thee Top 8 receiving ARCREVO World Points (AWP). This will continue until the final qualifying events that will take place in the Summer of 2019.
The highest ranking players will head to Los Angeles in the Fall of 2019 for the first ARCREVO Grand Finals. Various worldwide events have already been announced as official AWP tournaments, including North America’s Frosty Faustings, EVO and CEO, Europe’s Revolution and Headstomper, and Japan’s EVO, plus a dedicated ARCREVO event.
Speaking of Revolution, European players also have a bonus prize to look forward to, as the winner of the London-based event, which takes place later this month, will also bag themselves an expenses-paid trip to EVO Japan this November. (This prize is specifically open only to European players however.)
It definitely looks like ArcSys is going all-out to make their pro-circuit as prestigious and hard fought journey as the Capcom Pro Tour or the Tekken World Tour. The list of current AWP events and their dates can be found below, although this is not a complete list by any means, and more events are likely to be added in future.
• EVO 2019 — Las Vegas, Nevada
• Frosty Faustings XI — Chicago, Illinois
• CEO 2019 — Daytona, Florida
• Texas Showdown 2019 — Houston, Texas
• Revolution 2018 — London, England — September 28-30 2018
• Brussels Challenge Major Edition 2019 — Brussels, Belgium
• Headstomper 2019 — Copenhagen, Denmark
• ArcRevo 2018 — Tokyo, Japan — November 23-24 2018
• EVO Japan 2019 — Fukuoka, Japan
• South East Asia Major 2018 — Singapore — October 13-14, 2018