Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announced ASTRO Gaming as an official tour and audio partner joining the TEKKEN™ World Tour for 2019. Entering its third tournament season, the TEKKEN World Tour promises more action, new locations, returning favorites, and innovative tournament categories enabling more players to participate in the tour. With ASTRO Gaming joining its partnership ranks, the stakes just became even higher as players compete for an ever-growing prize purse, ASTRO Gaming products, and more.
ASTRO Gaming’s support for TEKKEN World Tour for 2019 will comprise of four main avenues of participation including the following; increasing TEKKEN World Tour’s prize purse, providing product prizing for all Master event champions, designation as the official audio partner to provide headset & mixamp hardware at events, and sponsors of the “ASTRO Path To TEKKEN Masters, powered by Beyond” online tournament series where players compete online to win a myriad of prizes, including $500 USD cash, ASTRO hardware prize packs, as well as travel accommodations and tournament entry support to compete at official TEKKEN World Tour live events. ASTRO Gaming’s partnership support of TEKKEN World Tour increases the total tournament prize purse to $285,000 USD.
“Every year, our goal at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment is to deliver the most exciting and hardest-hitting fighting game tournament series in all of esports.” said Mark Religioso, Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “Working in conjunction with our partners at ASTRO Gaming to offer bigger cash purses, hardware prizes, and new ways for players to participate and compete from home; we’re strengthening all aspects of TEKKEN World Tour for 2019 and will surely achieve our vision of producing the best fighting game tournament series in the business.”
“Everything we do at ASTRO is focused on improving the sport of gaming,” stated Aron Drayer, Vice President of Marketing for ASTRO Gaming. “We are excited to partner with BANDAI NAMCO and the TEKKEN World Tour to bring to athletes and fans the best gaming audio experience possible. This also gives us an amazing opportunity to give-back to a community that values technology and innovation.”