December 25, 2018

2019 January and February Fighting Game Events in Tokyo and Fukuoka

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Seems like I've gotten into the habit of tracking FGC offline events in the Tokyo area. This isn't a comprehensive list, but feel free to contact me if you want me to add anything.

Very generally:

  • On Tuesdays there is a DBFZ, Tekken7, and Soul Caliber event run by Jiyuna and MajinObama at Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map. It is actually officially sponsored as well!
  • On Wednesdays SFV (Fighter's Crossover Akihabara – FCA is the event name) at Akihabara ESports Square (the place, Map) starting from 7pm. There are usually around 20 setups, all with sticks. The place has a bar with food too.
  • On Thursdays there is usually a SFV event at Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map or sometimes BeasTV's Jikoken TV with Fuudo.
  • Also on some Thursdays there is a DBFZ event orgaqnized by Kagecchi at Akihabara eSports Square.
  • Studio Sky (Map) announced on 2018-09-14 that they will be an open esports space, and as part of that I'm not yet sure of their schedule, but I add information about their events when I see it.
  • Shot Bar Lucy has different events on different days, and usually on Friday night is an all-night event featuring various games (Map), Calendar.
  • The Plaza Capcom at Kichijoji (Map) has the Capcom eSPORTS Club which has free SFV setups, and often runs events.
  • Game Bar Cross-up in Umeda, Osaka (Map) usually does SFV on Tuesday, Guilty Gear and BlazBlue on Wednesday, and KOF14 on Thursday.
  • Check Gaijin Gaming Brothers for information about Smash related events in Japan. I add Tokyo based events to my list, but they track events all over Japan with English information.

I don't really track free play events or tournaments at arcades - there are lots of them. maplejpca tells me that there is a free play UNIST every Friday night from 8pm to 10pm at Sega Nishi Shinjuku. The arcade scene is vibrant, and you are likely to find competition at any arcade, but some are more well known than others. You might want to check out

  • Mikado Arcade, Map Takadanobaba
  • Taito Station Shinjuku East Exit, Map
  • Various arcades in Akihabara, Club Sega, Hey!
  • Various shops in Akihabara like the retro game store Super Potato, Map
  • Play Spot Big One 2nd, Map. Out in Chiba, but good place for 3rd Strike or Melty Blood. (Thanks Arlieth!)
  • Game Newton, Map. Lots of ST setups.
  • Your Warehouse, Map Kawasaki (For the crazy design)

If you are comfortable with Japanese, Kakuge-checker.com has a comprehensive list of offline, online, and other events going around all over Japan. I don't know how he/they/she does it.

I will also track events in Fukuoka in January and February for people who might be headed to EVO Japan.

Date Game Event Location Comments
2019-01-04 Fri. SFV, U. Smash, DOA5 Last Round, Naruto: Clash of the Ninja eSports New Years Scramble Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 10:00 - 19:00, 1500yen, what you can eat will depend on your placements in the various game titles (just a kind of fun thing). Sign up at the twipla page. Organized by Gameplay623.
2019-01-04 Fri. Tekken7, SFV, others, board games Shot Bar Lucy All Night Shot Bar Lucy, Map Shot Bar Lucy 11:30pm - 5:00am SFV / Tekken / DBFZ / others. Free.
2019-01-05 Sat. SFV Ranking Champion Carnival Plaza Capcom at Kichijoji, Map 16:00 -. This event is a tournament for all the winners and 2nd place finishers at the Capcom Plaza events since March. At 17:00 there is a tournament for a last chance qualifier (day of registration from 16:00), and then the tournament from 19:00 (reception desk open from 18:00).
2019-01-05 Sat. DBFZ Sky Ichi Budoukai Studio Sky, Map 13:00 - 20:00, 2000yen all day, 1500yen 3 hours. Casual play split by player level, random 3 on 3 tournament, beginner advice session. 10 setups, sticks included. Streamed on Momochoco's twitch channel. There is also an after-party / ringing in the new year party afterwards.
2019-01-06 Sun. SFV Platinum and under tournament Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 10:00 - 18:00, 1000yen, or 500yen if you show a tweet at registration with the tag #しょげイベ. LP between 1~13999LP can join, anyone can come to watch, Fill in this English form to sign up. There will be a training lecture (in Japanese). Please throw your garbage in the garbage can, if you get a RedBull please write your name on it. BYO controller if you one (sticks available.)
2019-01-06 Sun. SFV, other fighting games Studio Sky Open Training Studio Sky, Map 13:00 - 18:00, Free. Multiple setups with sticks. Lots of different fighting games, but SFV and DBFZ will be there for sure.
2019-01-07 Mon. DBFZ DBFZ World Tour Online Asia 1 Online Taiwan, HK, JP, South Korea Details in English at the smash.gg tournament site.
2019-01-08 Tue. Smash Shot Bar Lucy Smash Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 - close, 500yen entry plus one order an hour. Bring your own setup if possible. Contact uirouuritami with questions.
2019-01-08 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Caliber 6 Fighting Tuesday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 16:00 - 23:00 Free!, English stream, all you can drink Red Bull. Qs? Majin Obama and Jiyuna. Sticks and setups provided.
2019-01-09 Wed. SFV Fighter's Crossover Akiba (FCA) Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 23:00, Casuals day. Japanese Stream.
2019-01-09 Wed. DBFZ, BBTAG DBFZ & BBTAG at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 - close, 500yen plus one order per hour. 8 setups with sticks.
2019-01-09 Wed. BBTAG, KOF14, Million Arthur Arcana Blood Violet Night Party Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 19:00 or so? Free. No pre-registration necessary, arcade controllers and game pads available, you may bring your own controller too. Streamed on youtube. No outside food or drink.
2019-01-10 Thu. SFV RedBull SFV Weekly Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 19:00 - close. Free. Sticks and setups provided, usually 1 free Red Bull per person, you can buy more after that.
2019-01-10 Thu. SC6, SNK games SC6 and SNK at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 - close, 500yen plus one order per hour. 8 setups with sticks. Contact bonkof with questions.
2019-01-11 Fri. Tekken7, SFV, others, board games Shot Bar Lucy All Night Shot Bar Lucy, Map Shot Bar Lucy 11:30pm - 5:00am SFV / Tekken / DBFZ / others. Free.
2019-01-11 Fri. SFV, other fighting games Studio Sky Open Training Studio Sky, Map 19:00 - 23:00, Free. Multiple setups with sticks. Lots of different fighting games, but SFV and DBFZ will be there for sure.
2019-01-12 Sat. SFV GUINASH Channel 2nd Offline Event Studio Sky, Map 12:00 - 17:00, dinner party 18:00 - 20:00 at a local izakaya. Event itself is from 1000-2000yen (not yet decided), and dinner party 3000-4000yen. Randon 2-2 team battle with Waseda rules. Organized by @GUINASH5. Register at the twipla link.
2019-01-12 Sat. Street Fighter Zero 2, Capcom Vs. Street Fighter 2 Battle Arena Shinjuku Club Sega Shinjuku, Map 15:00 Zero2, 17:00 CVS2. Zero2 stream, CVS 2 stream.
2019-01-13 Sun. Catherine Tokyo Pillow Fight Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 12:00 - 18:00. Free. Tournament at 13:30. Playing on the PS3 version, there might not be enough controllers so please do bring your own. Questions? Contact mekasueBI.
2019-01-13 Sun. SFV, other fighting games Studio Sky Open Training Studio Sky, Map 13:00 - 18:00, Free. Multiple setups with sticks. Lots of different fighting games, but SFV and DBFZ will be there for sure.
2019-01-14 Mon. SFV SFV at Ochanomizu Shot Bar Lucy, Map 12:00 - 20:00, 3000yen soft drinks included, 3000yen after 3pm. 8 setups with sticks.
2019-01-14 Mon. Tekken7 Otono no hi Tekken7 Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 13:00 - 21:00, a random 2 on 2 tournament at 17:00 if there are enough people there. "Otono no hi" is the "Coming of Age" holiday.
2019-01-15 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Caliber 6 Fighting Tuesday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 16:00 - 23:00 Free!, English stream, all you can drink Red Bull. Qs? Majin Obama and Jiyuna. Sticks and setups provided.
2019-01-15 Tue. SFV Hiroshima SFV, Hiroshima 1st Hirotomo Building 3F, Map 19:00 - 23:00, Free. 3 setups, 4 sticks, 3 pads. BYOC if you can. Comment on the twipla page if you are going to go.
2019-01-15 Tue. Smash Shot Bar Lucy Smash Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 - close, 500yen entry plus one order an hour. Bring your own setup if possible. Contact uirouuritami with questions.
2019-01-16 Wed. SFV Fighter's Crossover Akiba (FCA) Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 23:00, Open Ranked Battle tournament. Japanese Stream.
2019-01-16 Wed. DBFZ, BBTAG DBFZ & BBTAG at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 - close, 500yen plus one order per hour. 8 setups with sticks.
2019-01-17 Thu. DBFZ Dragonball FighterzThursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 22:45, Free, multiple setups with sticks available.
2019-01-17 Thu. SC6, SNK games SC6 and SNK at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 - close, 500yen plus one order per hour. 8 setups with sticks. Contact bonkof with questions.
2019-01-18 Fri. Tekken7, SFV, others, board games Shot Bar Lucy All Night Shot Bar Lucy, Map Shot Bar Lucy 11:30pm - 5:00am SFV / Tekken / DBFZ / others. Free.
2019-01-18 Fri. SFV Plat. and under SFV by Shogepi- Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 17:00 - 22:00, 1000yen. Mini-tournament at 20:30. You should have an LP value between 1~13999, above that just watch please. English registration link. Stream.
2019-01-19 Sat. SFV, DBFZ, BBTAG, SC6, FEXL, others Fukuoka Offline Gamer Party Onojo Madokapia rm 202, Map (Fukuoka) 13:00 - 17:00, pre-reg 1500yen, day of 2000yen. Please bring your own pads / sticks / adapters. Pre-register at the twipla page.
2019-01-19 Sat. SFV Arcade Location Tests SFV Arcade Location Tests Various arcades Taito Station Shinjuku GameWorld (Map), Taito Station Phoedra Osu Nagano (Map), Taito Station Osaka Nihonbashi (Map), G-Stage Nanakuma Fukuoka (Map).
2019-01-20 Sun. Fighting Games P2G Gaming Party in Sendai Enspace Meeting Rm. 5C1, Map (Sendai) 12:00 - 17:00, Free, pre-reg at atnd.org and leave a comment with the games you like. P2G Guests: ChocoBlanka, Harumy, and Celina. Free play games and mini tournaments. Bring your own games if you like, all levels are welcome, including kids.
2019-01-20 Sun. SFV Arcade Location Tests SFV Arcade Location Tests Various arcades Taito Station Shinjuku GameWorld (Map), Taito Station Phoedra Osu Nagano (Map), Taito Station Osaka Nihonbashi (Map), G-Stage Nanakuma Fukuoka (Map).
2019-01-22 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Caliber 6 Fighting Tuesday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 16:00 - 23:00 Free!, English stream, all you can drink Red Bull. Qs? Majin Obama and Jiyuna. Sticks and setups provided.
2019-01-22 Tue. Smash Shot Bar Lucy Smash Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 - close, 500yen entry plus one order an hour. Bring your own setup if possible. Contact uirouuritami with questions.
2019-01-23 Wed. SFV Fighter's Crossover Akiba (FCA) Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 23:00, Random 3-3 tournament. Japanese Stream.
2019-01-23 Wed. DBFZ, BBTAG DBFZ & BBTAG at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 - close, 500yen plus one order per hour. 8 setups with sticks.
2019-01-23 Wed. BBTAG, KOF14, Million Arthur Arcana Blood Violet Night Party Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 19:00 or so? Free. No pre-registration necessary, arcade controllers and game pads available, you may bring your own controller too. Streamed on youtube. No outside food or drink.
2019-01-24 Thu. DBFZ Dragonball FighterzThursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 22:45, Free, multiple setups with sticks available.
2019-01-24 Thu. SC6, SNK games SC6 and SNK at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 - close, 500yen plus one order per hour. 8 setups with sticks. Contact bonkof with questions.
2019-01-25 Fri. Tekken7, SFV, others, board games Shot Bar Lucy All Night Shot Bar Lucy, Map Shot Bar Lucy 11:30pm - 5:00am SFV / Tekken / DBFZ / others. Free.
2019-01-26 Sat. Winning11, CS:GO, SFV, Tekken7 International eSposrts Challenge Cup: JP vs Asia Makuhari Messe, Map 10:00 - 18:00. Single day ticket 2000yen, two day ticket 2500yen if pre-purchasd. International Exhibition Hall 1, halls 5-8. Held as part of Game Party Japan 2019 which is part of the Japan Amusement Expo 2019. Prize pool of about $132,000 across all four games. 11:00 - 14:30 Tekken7 double elim pools.
2019-01-27 Sun. Winning11, CS:GO, SFV, Tekken7 International eSposrts Challenge Cup: JP vs Asia Makuhari Messe, Map 10:00 - 17:00. Single day ticket 2000yen, two day ticket 2500yen if pre-purchasd. International Exhibition Hall 1, halls 5-8. Held as part of Game Party Japan 2019 which is part of the Japan Amusement Expo 2019. Prize pool of about $132,000 across all four games. 14:00 - 16:00 SFV.
2019-01-28 Mon. SFV Hiroshima SFV, Hiroshima 1st Hirotomo Building 3F, Map 19:00 - 23:00, Free. 3 setups, 4 sticks, 3 pads. BYOC if you can. Comment on the twipla page if you are going to go.
2019-01-29 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Caliber 6 Fighting Tuesday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 16:00 - 23:00 Free!, English stream, all you can drink Red Bull. Qs? Majin Obama and Jiyuna. Sticks and setups provided.
2019-01-29 Tue. Smash Shot Bar Lucy Smash Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 - close, 500yen entry plus one order an hour. Bring your own setup if possible. Contact uirouuritami with questions.
2019-01-30 Wed. SFV Fighter's Crossover Akiba (FCA) Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 23:00, Open Ranked Battle tournament #2. Japanese Stream.
2019-01-30 Wed. DBFZ, BBTAG DBFZ & BBTAG at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 - close, 500yen plus one order per hour. 8 setups with sticks.
2019-01-31 Thu. DBFZ Dragonball FighterzThursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 22:45, Free, multiple setups with sticks available.
2019-01-31 Thu. SC6, SNK games SC6 and SNK at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 - close, 500yen plus one order per hour. 8 setups with sticks. Contact bonkof with questions.
2019-02-03 Sun. Tekken7 CELL PRO CUP Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 64 team 2 on 2 team tournament with a 200,000yen prize. Registration form. Sponsored by Cell Promote. Single elimination pools followed by a double elimination tournament for those who make it out of pools.
2019-02-05 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Caliber 6 Fighting Tuesday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 16:00 - 23:00 Free!, English stream, all you can drink Red Bull. Qs? Majin Obama and Jiyuna. Sticks and setups provided.
2019-02-06 Wed. BBTAG, KOF14, Million Arthur Arcana Blood Violet Night Party Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 19:00 or so? Free. No pre-registration necessary, arcade controllers and game pads available, you may bring your own controller too. Streamed on youtube. No outside food or drink.
2019-02-09 Sat. Tekken7, Fighting Layer EX, Puyo Puyo Strong Style Japan Microsoft Japan Shinagawa HQ, Map 10:00 - 22:00, free entry, but 3000yen to enter the tournament. Pre-registration required at this link. 3 on 3 winner stays on team tournament, double elimination. Walker Gaming is organizing the Tekken tournament, FEXL and PuyoPuyo are community ogranized.
2019-02-12 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Caliber 6 Fighting Tuesday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 16:00 - 23:00 Free!, English stream, all you can drink Red Bull. Qs? Majin Obama and Jiyuna. Sticks and setups provided.
2019-02-15 Fri. SFV, Tekken7, BBTAG, KOF14, GGXrdRev2, SC6 EVO Japan 2019 Fukuoka Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Map All day
2019-02-16 Sat. SFV, Tekken7, BBTAG, KOF14, GGXrdRev2, SC6 EVO Japan 2019 Fukuoka Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Map All day
2019-02-17 Sun. SFV, Tekken7, BBTAG, KOF14, GGXrdRev2, SC6 EVO Japan 2019 Fukuoka Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Map All day
2019-02-17 Sun. GGXrdRev2 GG After Evo Volunteer Event Chikumoku Building, Map 10:30 - 18:00, 2000yen pre-reg, 2500yen day of, 500yen to store bags or suitcases. No Evo stream available. You can pre-order a bento lunch for 500 yen too. Register with the red イベントに申し込む button on the eventon.jp page. Lots more English info at that page as well.
2019-02-19 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Caliber 6 Fighting Tuesday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 16:00 - 23:00 Free!, English stream, all you can drink Red Bull. Qs? Majin Obama and Jiyuna. Sticks and setups provided.
2019-02-20 Wed. BBTAG, KOF14, Million Arthur Arcana Blood Violet Night Party Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 19:00 or so? Free. No pre-registration necessary, arcade controllers and game pads available, you may bring your own controller too. Streamed on youtube. No outside food or drink.
2019-02-26 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Caliber 6 Fighting Tuesday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 16:00 - 23:00 Free!, English stream, all you can drink Red Bull. Qs? Majin Obama and Jiyuna. Sticks and setups provided.
2019-03-10 Sun. SFV FCA 3rd Anniversary 3-3 Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 11:00 - 20:00, 3000yen per person, includes 2 drinks. 120 person limit, first come (registered) first served. Entry details to come. Stream.
2019-03-17 Sun. SSF2X, Street Fighter Zero 3, SF3 3rd+alpha Street Fighter Festival Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map Free. Double Elimination Tournament and casuals. All setups have sticks, you can bring your own controller. jyaidal will run the SSF2X tournament, versionzero3 will run the SFZ3 tournament, and Match will run the SF3 tournament.
2019-03-23 Sat. KOF14, BlazBlue:CF, Tekken7, GGXrd2, etc. Toushinsai 2019 Tokyo Big Sight TFT Hall 2F, Map Winners from a whole bunch of arcade tournaments from around the country come to compete in their game in a Champion's cup. So you need to be a local champion to enter (and some of these took place in August 2018). Other games: Dissidia:FF, USF4, FEXL, Million Arthur, SNK Heroines
2019-03-24 Sun. KOF14, BlazBlue:CF, Tekken7, GGXrd2, etc. Toushinsai 2019 Tokyo Big Sight TFT Hall 2F, Map Winners from a whole bunch of arcade tournaments from around the country come to compete in their game in a Champion's cup. So you need to be a local champion to enter (and some of these took place in August 2018). Other games: Dissidia:FF, USF4, FEXL, Million Arthur, SNK Heroines



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Re: Platinum and under tournament
thank you for introduce my ivent!
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Re: 2019 January and February Fighting Game Events in Tokyo and Fukuoka
All this with a baby fresh out of the over? You're a legend, Doc.
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