July 3, 2019

2019 July and August 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 Calibur 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.
  • Game Bar Bridge, in Tachikawa, usually runs some fighting game stuff. Their schedule is pinned to the gbbtachikawa profile.
  • 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
2019-07-01 Mon. UMVC3 AirDashClub UMVC3 Studio Sky, Map 19:00 -. 1000yen, tournament at 20:00.
2019-07-01 Mon. SFV SFV at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -.
2019-07-02 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Calibur 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.
2019-07-02 Tue. Under Night In-Birth Shot Bar Lucy UNI Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 ~. 500yen cover + 1 order per hour.
2019-07-03 Wed. DOA6 DOA6 Beginners Party Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 17:00 - 22:00, 1000yen. Leave a comment with your Name, Rank, and Character on this twitter thread to register. Organized by tofumer.
2019-07-03 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). Under 7500 LP tournament. Japanese Stream.
2019-07-03 Wed. DBFZ DBFZ at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -.
2019-07-04 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Calibur 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.
2019-07-04 Thu. SFV Level Up Thursday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 18:00 - 22:00, free, Street Fighter V casuals.
2019-07-04 Thu. SNK Games SNK Games at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen cover + 1 order per hour.
2019-07-05 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.
2019-07-05 Fri. SFV WE ARE ONE! Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 17:00 - 22:00, Free, sign up at this twipla event page. Casuals, and a "Challenge a Pro" against Trashbox. Organized by yatabanienn.
2019-07-06 Sat. SFV Nanago Beginner's Meetup Toyo Gakuen University, 10F Map 13:00 - 20:00. 500yen. LP from 0 to 7499 is the main focus. Please bring your own controllers, you can bring your own food, no smoking. Organized by PortneerCorp.
2019-07-06 Sat. DOA6 DOA6 at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 13:00 - 18:00. 1500yen, includes free soft drink bar. All levels welcome. 3 setups, if you bring a disc they can add more. Sticks and pads available to lend out. organized by @mikadoceo
2019-07-07 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.
2019-07-08 Mon. SFV SFV at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -.
2019-07-08 Mon. UMVC3 AirDashClub UMVC3 Studio Sky, Map 19:00 -. 1000yen, tournament at 20:00.
2019-07-09 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Calibur 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.
2019-07-10 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.
2019-07-10 Wed. DBFZ DBFZ at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -.
2019-07-11 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Calibur 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.
2019-07-11 Thu. SFV Portneer Thurday SFV Toyo Gakuen University, 10F Map 17:00 - 21:00, Free. LP up to 13999. 10 setups. They will do test streaming from 7:00pm to 8:30pm so let them know if you are interested.
2019-07-12 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.
2019-07-12 Fri. MK11 American Brutality Rock no Kokoro, Map 20:00 - midnight.
2019-07-13 Sat. Samurai Spirits Samurai Spirits at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 13:00 - 18:00.
2019-07-13 Sat. ARMS ARMS Catch the Glory Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 11:00 - 20:00.
2019-07-14 Sun. Hearthstone Hearthstone at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 13:00 - 18:00.
2019-07-14 Sun. SFV Nanago Beginner's Meetup Toyo Gakuen University, 10F Map 12:00 - 17:00. 500yen. LP from 0 to 7499 is the main focus. Please bring your own controllers, you can bring your own food, no smoking. Organized by PortneerCorp.
2019-07-14 Sun. Pokken Pokken Kantou Tournament Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 9:00 - 20:00.
2019-07-14 Sun. SFV SFV Women's Party Shot Bar Lucy, Map 14:00 -. Juri tournament, random 2-2, and East vs. West battle. For the ladies only.
2019-07-14 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.
2019-07-15 Mon. LAN Party, bring your own Syogepei LAN Party Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 11:30 - 20:00, 1000yen. Sign up at the twipla link. No game consoles day of, but monitors and power available. Bring your setup!
2019-07-15 Mon. SFV SFV at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -.
2019-07-15 Mon. UMVC3 AirDashClub UMVC3 Studio Sky, Map 19:00 -. 1000yen, tournament at 20:00.
2019-07-16 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Calibur 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.
2019-07-17 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). Under 30000 LP tournament. Japanese Stream.
2019-07-17 Wed. DBFZ DBFZ at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -.
2019-06-19 Wed. Lethal League Blaze A Day for Gamers Lethal League Blaze Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 18:00 -. Free.
2019-07-18 Thu. SFV Level Up Thursday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 18:00 - 22:00, free, Street Fighter V casuals.
2019-07-18 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Calibur 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.
2019-07-19 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.
2019-07-20 Sat. UNILst UNILst at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 13:00 - 18:00.
2019-07-20 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.
2019-07-20 Sat. SFV Nanago Beginner's Meetup Toyo Gakuen University, 10F Map 13:00 - 20:00. 500yen. LP from 0 to 13999 is the main focus. Please bring your own controllers, you can bring your own food, no smoking. Organized by PortneerCorp.
2019-07-20 Sat. Soul Calibur 6 SC6 Offline Battle Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 12:00 - 19:00, free. PS4 version, they have some sticks and controllers to lend out but bring your own if you can. Streamed on arahabakisc. Thanks to fluffysampai for the tip.
2019-07-20 Sat. SFV Ranking Champion Battle 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).
2019-07-21 Sun. BBTAG BBTAG at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 13:00 - 18:00.
2019-07-21 Sun. Samurai Spirits Buttonmashers NSB6 Akihabara somehwere, TBA 12:00 - 19:00. 2000yen, but you can tweet with a hashtag (TBA) to get a 500yen discount. Double Elimination FT2 tournament. Entry start July 4th 18:00, TBA.
2019-07-21 Sun. Catherine 2nd Saturday Fight Club Studio Sky, Map 12:00 - 18:00. 1000yen. Random pairs will take on Babel mode. Also casuals for Coliseum mode. Limited to 30 people. Sign up at the twipla page.
2019-07-21 Sun. Soul Calibur 6 Soul Calibur Asia League Tokyo Battle Stage Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map Register by July 18th. Streamed on beastapac. $500 prize for the winner and a flight to Singapore for the Soul Calibur Asia League.
2019-07-22 Mon. SFV SFV at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -.
2019-07-22 Mon. UMVC3 AirDashClub UMVC3 Studio Sky, Map 19:00 -. 1000yen, tournament at 20:00.
2019-07-23 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Calibur 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.
2019-07-24 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.
2019-07-24 Wed. DBFZ DBFZ at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -.
2019-07-25 Thu. SFV Level Up Thursday Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 18:00 - 22:00, free, Street Fighter V casuals.
2019-07-25 Thu. DBFZ, Tekken7, Sould Calibur 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.
2019-07-26 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.
2019-07-27 Sat. DBFZ DBFZ at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 13:00 - 18:00.
2019-07-27 Sat. F-Zero F-Zero offline meeting at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 14:00 - 19:00. 2500yen, include free soft drink bar.
2019-07-27 Sat. SFV Nanago Beginner's Meetup Toyo Gakuen University, 10F Map 13:00 - 20:00. 500yen. LP from 0 to 7499 is the main focus. Please bring your own controllers, you can bring your own food, no smoking. Organized by PortneerCorp.
2019-07-27 Sat. SFV Ranking Champion Battle 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).
2019-07-28 Sun. SFV Team 3-3 JP Street Fighter League Arcade Finals Taito Megarage, Map 9:00 -. Free. Day of registration starts at 9:00, tournament from 10:30 - 12:30.
2019-07-28 Sun. USF4 USF4 Lectures Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 12:00 - 16:00. Free. Opens at 12:00, lectures from 12:15, casuals from 15:00. @momi777 will give the lectures. After that they will break into levels by ability and play some games. Expecting players BP from 0~39999BP for arcade, LP 0~2999BP for home. If you are above that, join as a teacher! Sign up at this twipla link, Streamed on YouTube. Bring your own controllers if you can.
2019-07-29 Mon. SFV SFV at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -.
2019-07-29 Mon. UMVC3 AirDashClub UMVC3 Studio Sky, Map 19:00 -. 1000yen, tournament at 20:00.
2019-07-30 Tue. DBFZ, Tekken7, Soul Calibur 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.
2019-07-31 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 only. Japanese Stream.
2019-07-31 Wed. DBFZ DBFZ at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -.
2019-08-11 Sun. SFV Syogepi- platinum and under tournament Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 12:00 - 19:00. 1000yen. Show a tweet with hashtag #しょげイベ at registration for 500yen entry. Also a "Diamond Challenge" where you can challenge a Diamond level player. Diamond players are also welcome to come. Sign up at the twipla link. EN event guide.
2019-08-17 Sat. Tekken7 2on2 team CellPro Cup Round 2 Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map Double Elimination 2 on 2 tournament. ~ $2000 prize pool.
2019-08-18 Sun. Tekken7 CellPro Singles Red Bull Gaming Sphere, Map 11:00 ~ Free. Dojo ranking event for Tekken, awarding TWT points. Capped at 96 people. Streaming on Twitch.
2019-09-01 Thu. SFV Puyo Puyo eSports for Diversity Saimyoji Temple, Map 13:00 - 16:00. Entrants must have a hearing impairment; the goal is to show hearing impaired players on the big screen. Register here. Vanao is an adviser.



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