May 3, 2019

2019 May and June 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. You also should try TopTier.gg which tracks fighting game locals around the world.

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
2019-05-01 Wed. SFV FCA Reiwa SFV 3 on 3 Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 3000yen per person, 2 drinks included. If you come just for casuals you can do that after 3pm for 2000 yen. 120 person cap. Single elimination 3-3 team tournament.
2019-05-01 Wed. Sould Caliber 6 SC6 Offline Holiday Gathering Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 11:00 - 22:00. 500yen. Streamed on twitch.tv/arahabakisc. PS4 version, pads and sticks available, but may be limited to feel free to bring your own. If you bring in drinks, remove the label from the PET bottle. Random 2-2 tournament, and a tournament from 15:00 are planned along with casuals.
2019-05-02 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 11:00 - 20:00, Free. Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees.
2019-05-02 Thu. SFV Level Up Thursday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 12:00 - 22:00, Special Golden Week Edition. I heard that Fuudo is planning a Women's tournament for JikokenTV.
2019-05-04 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).
2019-05-05 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.
2019-05-05 Sun. SFV SFV in Ochanomizu Shot Bar Lucy, Map 13:00 - 21:00, 3000yen includes all you can drink softdrinks. 2000yen after 4pm, 500yen + 1 order per hour after 6pm.
2019-05-07 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.
2019-05-08 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.
2019-05-09 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 17:00 - 22:45, Free. Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees.
2019-05-09 Thu. SFV Level Up Thursday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 18:00 - 22:00, free, Street Fighter V casuals.
2019-05-10 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.
2019-05-10 Fri. Tekken7 Tekken7 Gathering Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 19:00 - 22:00, Free.
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.
2019-05-11 Sat. Smash Ultimate Gaijin Gaming Bros. Fight Club #1 Hiromasa Building 4F Room 403, Map 13:00 - 18:45, 1500yen to participate, 1000yen to spectate. Contact GGBJapan for any questions.
2019-05-11 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).
2019-05-11 Sat. DBFZ Sky Ichi Budoukai Studio Sky, Map 13:00 - 20:00, 2000yen. Casuals, broken out by level, a GT Goku only tournament, and a random 3-3 tournament. Streamed on momochoco.
2019-05-12 Sun. KOF14, Samurai Shodown 5, Garou: MOW Buttonmasher's SNK Tournament Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 12:00 - 21:00, 1000yen. Also the new Samurai Spirits PS4 version will have a playable demo there.
2019-05-12 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.
2019-05-13 Mon. UMVC3 AirDashClub UMVC3 Studio Sky, Map 19:00 -. 1000yen, tournament at 20:00.
2019-05-13 Mon. Smash64, Melee, Ultimate Weekly Smash Party 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.
2019-05-14 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.
2019-05-14 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.
2019-05-15 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.
2019-05-16 Thu. SFV Level Up Thursday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 18:00 - 22:00, free, Street Fighter V casuals.
2019-05-16 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 17:00 - 22:45, Free. Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees.
2019-05-17 Fri. Tekken7 Tekken7 Gathering Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 19:00 - 22:00, Free.
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.
2019-05-18 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).
2019-05-20 Mon. UMVC3 AirDashClub UMVC3 Studio Sky, Map 19:00 -. 1000yen, tournament at 20:00.
2019-05-20 Mon. Smash64, Melee, Ultimate Weekly Smash Party 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.
2019-05-21 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.
2019-05-21 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.
2019-05-22 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). GGG Cup -Las Vegas Challenge- #1. Japanese Stream.
2019-05-22 Wed. BBTAG, KOF14, Million Arthur Arcana Blood Violet Night Party Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 18:00 - 22:00. 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.
2019-05-23 Thu. SFV Level Up Thursday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 18:00 - 22:00, free, Street Fighter V casuals.
2019-05-23 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 17:00 - 22:45, Free. Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees.
2019-05-25 Sat. KOF Series Women's KOF Party Shot Bar Lucy, Map 12:00 - 18:00, 2000yen, women only. Organized by @asyamiiiin, sign up at the twipla page.
2019-05-25 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).
2019-05-28 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.
2019-05-28 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.
2019-05-29 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). GGG Cup -Las Vegas Challenge- #2. Japanese Stream.
2019-05-30 Thu. SFV Level Up Thursday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 18:00 - 22:00, free, Street Fighter V casuals.
2019-05-30 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 17:00 - 22:45, Free. Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees.
2019-06-04 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.
2019-06-05 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.
2019-06-06 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 17:00 - 22:45, Free. Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees.
2019-06-09 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.
2019-06-09 Sun. GGXrd Rev2 GGXrd 宴 -utage- Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 11:00 - 19:00. 3000yen, includes one drink. Registration starts at 11:00. Bring ID since they will sell alcohol there. Please register by 12:00. All setups have sticks, bring a pad if you need one. Entry form http://gg-utage.sakura.ne.jp/entry. Once they are at capacity, entry will be by lottery.
2019-06-11 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.
2019-06-12 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). GGG Cup -Las Vegas Challenge- #3. Japanese Stream.
2019-06-13 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 17:00 - 22:45, Free. Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees.
2019-06-15 Sat. SFV online JP SFL College League Day 1 Twitch CapComFightersJP 13:00 -. This is an online event, but might be fun to watch. Commentary in Japanese, of course.
2019-06-18 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.
2019-06-19 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). GGG Cup -Las Vegas Challenge- #4. Japanese Stream.
2019-06-20 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 17:00 - 22:45, Free. Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees.
2019-06-22 Sat. SFV online JP SFL College League Day 2 Twitch CapComFightersJP 15:00 -. This is an online event, but might be fun to watch. Commentary in Japanese, of course.
2019-06-23 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.
2019-06-25 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.
2019-06-26 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.
2019-06-27 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Caliber 6 Fighting Thursday Akihabara E-sports Square, Map 17:00 - 22:45, Free. Setups have sticks provided, you can bring your own PS4 controller, but no guarantees.
2019-06-29 Sat. SFV Same char 3on3 Team Tournament Trinity Impact Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 10:00 - 20:00, Free. Streamed on Twitch. Organized by Gagando. Registration form. Each team needs 3 of the same character. There is some special rule if you don't have a team with all the same characters (not announced yet.)
2019-06-30 Sun. SFV Generational 3on3 Team Trinity Impact Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 11:00 - 20:00, Free. Streamed on Twitch. Organized by Gagando. Registration form. Each team needs someone under 24, someone between 25 - 34, and someone over 35.



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