February 25, 2019

2019 March and April Fighting Game Events in Tokyo

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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.
  • Syogepi-events has a Google Calendar of his events. He often runs platinum and under begginer friendly events. They have an English based guide to participating in their events.

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.

Date Game Event Location Comments
2019-03-01 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.
2019-03-02 Sat. Kyanta 2 Ultra Fight! Kyanta 2 battle Shot Bar Lucy, Map 18:00 - 22:00, 500yen table charge + 1 order per hour. The developer of the game kyanta 2 will be there, and if you bring a laptop that can play it you can install it. It is a 2d fighting game that is in development currently. Everyone is welcome.
2019-03-02 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).
2019-03-02 Sat. SFV TsuziLine Offline Party Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 11:00 - 19:00, 1000yen, first 100 people, setups are FT2, both winner and loser get up after the FT2. FT2 tournament planned, rock paper scissors tournament planned. It will be streamed, probably on the Tsuziline twitch channel.
2019-03-03 Sun. SFV Syogepi Platinum and under Tournament Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 10:00 - 17:00, 1000yen, People with LP from 1~13999 can join, anyone can come to spectate. Tournament starts at 15:00. English Event Guide.
2019-03-04 Mon. Smash64, Melee, Ultimate Smash Party 26 Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 17:00 - 23:00. 1500yen for 64, 1500 for Melee, 1500 for ultimate, 1000 if you bring your own setup. Tournaments start at 19:30.
2019-03-05 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.
2019-03-05 Tue. Smash Shot Bar Lucy Smashday Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen entry + one order per hour. Organized by uirouuritami.
2019-03-05 Tue. SFV CapCom Rookies Battle Plaza Capcom at Kichijoji, Map 18:00 - 22:00. Every Tuesday night is Rookie's night. Setups for LP levels: 0-3000 (1), 3000-5000 (2), 5000-7500 (2), 7500-10000 (1). Free, one time registration required, bring your card if you already registered. Sticks available, BYO is ok too.
2019-03-06 Wed. SFV Fighter's Crossover Akiba (FCA) Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 23:00, 1500yen to 2500yen depending on the time you spend (includes 1 or 2 drink tickets). Beginner and Intermediate Tournament. Japanese Stream.
2019-03-06 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, and on twitch No outside food or drink.
2019-03-07 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 22:45, I'm not sure on the price, maybe it's free? Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees.
2019-03-07 Thu. SNK games, SC6 SNK Games & SC6 at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen entry + one order per hour. 8 setups with sticks. Organized by bonkof.
2019-03-07 Thu. SFV Level Up Thursday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map From 18:00, free. All levels welcome! Setups with sticks provided. I have a hard time getting scheduling info on this one, it is usually running, or there is JikokenTV with Fuudo teaching people stuff.
2019-03-08 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.
2019-03-08 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.
2019-03-09 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).
2019-03-10 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 form. Stream.
2019-03-10 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. From 7pm they will hold a Street Fighter V tournament as part of the Fudoh Stream. Register by 6pm at Studio Sky.
2019-03-11 Mon. Smash64, Melee, Ultimate Smash Party 27 Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 17:00 - 23:00. 1500yen for 64, 1500 for Melee, 1500 for ultimate, 1000 if you bring your own setup. Tournaments start at 19:30.
2019-03-12 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.
2019-03-12 Tue. Smash Shot Bar Lucy Smashday Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen entry + one order per hour. Organized by uirouuritami.
2019-03-12 Tue. SFV CapCom Rookies Battle Plaza Capcom at Kichijoji, Map 18:00 - 22:00. Every Tuesday night is Rookie's night. Setups for LP levels: 0-3000 (1), 3000-5000 (2), 5000-7500 (2), 7500-10000 (1). Free, one time registration required, bring your card if you already registered. Sticks available, BYO is ok too.
2019-03-13 Wed. SFV Fighter's Crossover Akiba (FCA) Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 23:00, 1500yen to 2500yen depending on the time you spend (includes 1 or 2 drink tickets). Open Ranked Battle tournament. Japanese Stream.
2019-03-13 Wed. SFV SFV Offline Party Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 13:00 - 21:00. No word on price. There will be a mirror match tournament, a random 2-2 tournament, and other things. There will also be some prizes awarded. Organized by ikkiSFV.
2019-03-14 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 22:45, I'm not sure on the price, maybe it's free? Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees.
2019-03-14 Thu. SNK games, SC6 SNK Games & SC6 at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen entry + one order per hour. 8 setups with sticks. Organized by bonkof.
2019-03-14 Thu. SFV Level Up Thursday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map From 18:00, free. All levels welcome! Setups with sticks provided. I have a hard time getting scheduling info on this one, it is usually running, or there is JikokenTV with Fuudo teaching people stuff.
2019-03-15 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.
2019-03-15 Fri. SFV Syogepi Platinum and under Tournament Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 17:00 - 23:00. 1000yen. People with LP from 1~13999 can join, anyone can come to spectate. Tournament starts at 20:00. English Event Guide.
2019-03-15 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.
2019-03-15 Fri. Various Otemachi, Marunouchi, Yurakucho e-Sports Festival Maru building, 1F "Maru cube" Map 18:00 - 21:00, Free. SF2 Anniversary edition tournament (entry closed already). Other stuff going on Saturday and Sunday. Marunouchi Cafe X Wired Cafe will have a special Street Fighter inspired menu for the 3 days. Games and info.
2019-03-16 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).
2019-03-16 Sat. Various Otemachi, Marunouchi, Yurakucho e-Sports Festival Maru building, 1F "Maru cube" Map 11:00 -. Free. e-Sports hands-on experience, talk shows, exhibition matches, stage events. Marunouchi Cafe X Wired Cafe]] will have a special Street Fighter inspired menu for the 3 days. Games and info. Nico Nico Stream Day 2.
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.
2019-03-17 Sun. SFV SFV in Ochanomizu Shot Bar Lucy, Map 13:00 - 21:00, 3000yen (includes soft drinks) / 2000yen after 16:00. 8 setups with sticks.
2019-03-17 Sun. Various Otemachi, Marunouchi, Yurakucho e-Sports Festival Maru building, 1F "Maru cube" Map 11:00 -. Free. e-Sports hands-on experience, talk shows, exhibition matches, stage events. Marunouchi Cafe X Wired Cafe]] will have a special Street Fighter inspired menu for the 3 days. Games and info. Nico Nico Stream Day 3. Harumy will give a beginner's class on SFV at 11:00am.
2019-03-18 Mon. SFV Syogepi Platinum and under Tournament Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 17:00 - 23:00. 1000yen. People with LP from 1~13999 can join, anyone can come to spectate. Tournament starts at 20:00. English Event Guide.
2019-03-19 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.
2019-03-19 Tue. Smash Shot Bar Lucy Smashday Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen entry + one order per hour. Organized by uirouuritami.
2019-03-19 Tue. SFV CapCom Rookies Battle Plaza Capcom at Kichijoji, Map 18:00 - 22:00. Every Tuesday night is Rookie's night. Setups for LP levels: 0-3000 (1), 3000-5000 (2), 5000-7500 (2), 7500-10000 (1). Free, one time registration required, bring your card if you already registered. Sticks available, BYO is ok too.
2019-03-20 Wed. SFV Fighter's Crossover Akiba (FCA) Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 23:00, 1500yen to 2500yen depending on the time you spend (includes 1 or 2 drink tickets). Random 3-3 tournament. Japanese Stream.
2019-03-21 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday -Special- Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 11:00 - 20:00, Free. DBFZ beginner and intermediate tournament (BP 0-89,000) from 13:00 (register by 12:00), open tournament from 15:00 (register by 14:00). Tournaments are FT2 single elimination. Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees. Pre-reg here for the tournaments, not necessary if you just want to go and play games.
2019-03-21 Thu. SNK games, SC6 SNK Games & SC6 at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen entry + one order per hour. 8 setups with sticks. Organized by bonkof.
2019-03-21 Thu. SFV Level Up Thursday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map From 18:00, free. All levels welcome! Setups with sticks provided. I have a hard time getting scheduling info on this one, it is usually running, or there is JikokenTV with Fuudo teaching people stuff.
2019-03-22 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.
2019-03-23 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
2019-03-23 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).
2019-03-24 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
2019-03-26 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.
2019-03-26 Tue. Smash Shot Bar Lucy Smashday Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen entry + one order per hour. Organized by uirouuritami.
2019-03-26 Tue. SFV CapCom Rookies Battle Plaza Capcom at Kichijoji, Map 18:00 - 22:00. Every Tuesday night is Rookie's night. Setups for LP levels: 0-3000 (1), 3000-5000 (2), 5000-7500 (2), 7500-10000 (1). Free, one time registration required, bring your card if you already registered. Sticks available, BYO is ok too.
2019-03-27 Wed. SFV Fighter's Crossover Akiba (FCA) Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 23:00, 1500yen to 2500yen depending on the time you spend (includes 1 or 2 drink tickets). Casuals day. Japanese Stream.
2019-03-28 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 19:00 - 22:45, I'm not sure on the price, maybe it's free? Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees.
2019-03-28 Thu. SNK games, SC6 SNK Games & SC6 at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen entry + one order per hour. 8 setups with sticks. Organized by bonkof.
2019-03-28 Thu. SFV Level Up Thursday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map From 18:00, free. All levels welcome! Setups with sticks provided. I have a hard time getting scheduling info on this one, it is usually running, or there is JikokenTV with Fuudo teaching people stuff.
2019-03-29 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.
2019-03-29 Fri. DOA6 1st DOA6 gathering Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 1st session 15:00 - 23:00, 1000yen. 2nd session 23:00 - 08:00 Sat. morning, 2000yen. 2500yen for both. Number of setups not decided yet, please pre-reg to help with estimation. No underage people for the second session. Drinks allow, but please remove labels. No sleep space at the venue. Register at the twipla link. Twitch Stream
2019-03-30 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).
2019-03-21 Sun. Tekken7 STARGAMERS Community Festival Vol.3 online OpenRec Online tournament for women aged 15 and over only, pro or amateur allowed. 1st place gets 100,000yen, 2nd 50,000yen, 3rd 30,000yen. Uses PS4 Tekken7, FT2 single or double elimination tournament depending on the number of entries. Entry open until Mar. 17th, you must be in Japan and be able to communicate in Japanese.
2019-04-07 Sun. SFV Syogepi Platinum and under Tournament Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 10:00 - 18:00. 1000yen. People with LP from 1~13999 can join, anyone can come to spectate. Tournament starts at 20:00. English Event Guide.
2019-05-05 Sun. SFV Syogepi Platinum and under Tournament Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 10:00 - 18:00. 1000yen. People with LP from 1~13999 can join, anyone can come to spectate. Tournament starts at 20:00. English Event Guide.
2019-05-11 Sat. SFV Syogepi Platinum and under Tournament Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 10:00 - 18:00. 1000yen. People with LP from 1~13999 can join, anyone can come to spectate. Tournament starts at 20:00. English Event Guide.
2019-05-18 Sat. SFV Syogepi Platinum and under Tournament Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 10:00 - 18:00. 1000yen. People with LP from 1~13999 can join, anyone can come to spectate. Tournament starts at 20:00. English Event Guide.

The STARGAMERS Community Festival Vol.3 is an online event, which I usually don't track. It looks interesting though, so I made a note of it. I'm a bit conflicted because one of the rules is that applicants need to submit an official ID that shows their gender, and I don't think that is welcoming to some members of the community that identify as female. I don't expect that to be an objection in Japan though, and I support more opportunity for female participants to show off their ability.




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