October 1, 2020

2020 Q4 Fighting game events in or around 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:

  • eXeFIELD Akiba (Map) is a venue in the UDX Building in Akihabara. Wednesday nights are generally fighting game nights. Friday evenings you get a beer ticket with entry and can get beer with that.
  • 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.

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) Oh no, this iconic arcade has shut down as of Nov. 7th.

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.

Due to concerns around COVID-19, most large recurring events have been cancelled until further notice. Be careful out there.

Kakuge-checker.com has a list of online events, if you are interested in those.

Date Game Event Location Comments
2020-10-01 Thu. SNK / GBVS SNK Games At Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 18:00? -. 9 setups, you must wear a mask / use disenfectant on hands / setups. Attendance will be limited.
2020-10-02 Fri. GBVS GBVS at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-02 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.
2020-10-02 Fri. SFV Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2020 Online (Twitch) 21:00 -. JP Street Fighter League 2020 JP.
2020-10-02 Fri. Multiple TGIF Support day eXeFIELD Akiba (Map) 18:00 - 22:00. eXeFIELD Akiba bring your own games / use your steam account to play. You get drink ticket that you can exchange for alcohol (not the craft beer tasting flight though.)
2020-10-03 Sat. GBVS GranBlue VS Women's event Shot Bar Lucy, Map (stream) 14:00 - 19:00. 2500yen including softdrinks, or 3500yen including alcoholic drinks. For women who like GBVS, all levels welcome. 20 person limit, sign up at the twipla page. Belial only tournament, and an East-West tournament.
2020-10-03 Sat. SFV Tokyo Online Party 3 (info) Online (Mildom) 11:00 -. Team 3 on 3, lots of fun. .
2020-10-03 Sat. SC6 SCVIOnlineChallenge Japan Online (Twitch) 12:00 -. Exhibition match between @Tamnoegi and @godzono.
2020-10-03 Sat. SFV 4on4 Team Street Fighter V Women's League 2020 Online (Twitch) 21:00 -. The team players each fight each other in order, and the orders are determined by LP 1+2 are 14000 and up (2<1), 3 is plat to ultra plat, and 4 is Ultra gold or below. There are 5 teams: BLUE kitties: Leader Mikuramune Menat, September Karin, Sakurako Cody, Misa Menat; Nyanpi Orange: Nyanpi Karin, Wasabi Chun, Fujiko Cammy, Takana Ibuki; Kuramochi Green: Yuka Kuramochi Mika, Mako Ibuki, TABA Mika, Akuden Asumosu Lucia; Crimson Scorpion Army: Pecchan Ibuki, Myako Cammy, Orinu Akuma, YuYu Yurian; the Kageki-dan (reference to an organization that appears in the Sakura Taisen games): Kuse F.A.N.G., Rocco Claw, Gabako Karin, Kisaragi Ryu.
2020-10-03 Sat. SFV 2on2 Aim the CHUBAR -Kizuna- Online (Mildom) 17:00 -. 32 team max 2on2 SFV tournament. 3 Qualifiers lead into a 12 team final tournament. Winning team gets 60,000yen, 2nd 30,000yen, 3rd 10,000yen. Top 4 teams from each qualifier move to the final. This is the 1st qualifier.
2020-10-04 Sun. SFV CAPCON eSPORTS CLUB Ranking Battle Online (YouTube) 17:00 -. Usually on Capcom Fighters JP YouTube.
2020-10-05 Mon. SFV SFV at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-06 Tue. GBVS GBVS at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen plus one drink an hour.
2020-10-07 Wed. Smash Smash at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-07 Wed. Various Fighting Games Wednesday night eXeFIELD eXeFIELD Akiba (Map) Wednesday evenings at eXeFIELD are fighting game nights.
2020-10-08 Thu. SNK / GBVS SNK Games At Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 17:00 -. 9 setups, you must wear a mask / use disenfectant on hands / setups. Attendance will be limited.
2021-10-08 Thu. Various / G-Star Gaming G-Star Gaming at eXeFIELD eXeFIELD Akiba (Map) 18:00 - 22:00. eXeFIELD has normal operation (play games on Steam, bring your own PS4) and a G-Star Gaming event will be going on at the same time. Anyone can join.
2020-10-09 Fri. GBVS GBVS at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-09 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.
2020-10-09 Fri. SFV Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2020 Online (Twitch) 21:00 -. JP Street Fighter League 2020 JP.
2020-10-10 Sat. UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[cl-r] ArcRevo Japan 2020 Online (Twitch, YouTube) 10:00 - 18:00. 128 person cap. Part of the Arc Revo Tour, ask Ace King Offsuit, he probably knows about it. Bracket.
2020-10-10 Sat. SFV CAPCON eSPORTS CLUB Ranking Battle Online (YouTube) 17:00 -. Usually on Capcom Fighters JP YouTube.
2020-10-10 Sat. SFV 4on4 Team Street Fighter V Women's League 2020 Online (Twitch) 21:00 -. The team players each fight each other in order, and the orders are determined by LP 1+2 are 14000 and up (2<1), 3 is plat to ultra plat, and 4 is Ultra gold or below. There are 5 teams: BLUE kitties: Leader Mikuramune Menat, September Karin, Sakurako Cody, Misa Menat; Nyanpi Orange: Nyanpi Karin, Wasabi Chun, Fujiko Cammy, Takana Ibuki; Kuramochi Green: Yuka Kuramochi Mika, Mako Ibuki, TABA Mika, Akuden Asumosu Lucia; Crimson Scorpion Army: Pecchan Ibuki, Myako Cammy, Orinu Akuma, YuYu Yurian; the Kageki-dan (reference to an organization that appears in the Sakura Taisen games): Kuse F.A.N.G., Rocco Claw, Gabako Karin, Kisaragi Ryu.
2020-10-10 Sat. GBVS GBVS at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 15:00 - 21:00. 2500yen includes soft drinks. 22 person cap. Follow social distancing and hygine guidelines please. Sign up at the twipla page.
2020-10-10 Sat. SFV 2on2 Aim the CHUBAR -Kizuna- Online (Mildom) 17:00 -. 32 team max 2on2 SFV tournament. 3 Qualifiers lead into a 12 team final tournament. Winning team gets 60,000yen, 2nd 30,000yen, 3rd 10,000yen. Top 4 teams from each qualifier move to the final. This is the 2nd qualifier.
2020-10-11 Sun. BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION ArcRevo Japan 2020 Online (Twitch, YouTube) 15:00 - 22:00. 128 person cap. Part of the Arc Revo Tour, ask Ace King Offsuit, he probably knows about it. Bracket.
2021-10-11 Sun. USF4, SFV USF4, SFV at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 15:00 - 21:00. 2500yen includes soft drinks. 22 person cap. Follow social distancing and hygine guidelines please. Sign up at the twipla page.
2020-10-12 Mon. SFV SFV at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-13 Tue. GBVS GBVS at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen plus one drink an hour.
2020-10-14 Wed. Smash Smash at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-15 Thu. SNK / GBVS SNK Games At Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 18:00? -. 9 setups, you must wear a mask / use disenfectant on hands / setups. Attendance will be limited.
2020-10-16 Fri. GBVS GBVS at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-16 Fri. SFV Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2020 Online (Twitch) 21:00 -. JP Street Fighter League 2020 JP.
2020-10-16 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.
2020-10-17 Sat. GGXrd Rev2 ArcRevo Japan 2020 Online (Twitch, YouTube) 10:00 - 18:00. 128 person cap. Part of the Arc Revo Tour, ask Ace King Offsuit, he probably knows about it. I didn't see Jiyuna in the registration list. Bracket.
2020-10-17 Sat. SFV 4on4 Team Street Fighter V Women's League 2020 Online (Twitch) 21:00 -. The team players each fight each other in order, and the orders are determined by LP 1+2 are 14000 and up (2<1), 3 is plat to ultra plat, and 4 is Ultra gold or below. There are 5 teams: BLUE kitties: Leader Mikuramune Menat, September Karin, Sakurako Cody, Misa Menat; Nyanpi Orange: Nyanpi Karin, Wasabi Chun, Fujiko Cammy, Takana Ibuki; Kuramochi Green: Yuka Kuramochi Mika, Mako Ibuki, TABA Mika, Akuden Asumosu Lucia; Crimson Scorpion Army: Pecchan Ibuki, Myako Cammy, Orinu Akuma, YuYu Yurian; the Kageki-dan (reference to an organization that appears in the Sakura Taisen games): Kuse F.A.N.G., Rocco Claw, Gabako Karin, Kisaragi Ryu.
2020-10-17 Sat. SFV CAPCON eSPORTS CLUB Ranking Battle Online (YouTube) 17:00 -. Usually on Capcom Fighters JP YouTube.
2020-10-17 Sat. GBVS GBVS at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 15:00 - 21:00. 2500yen includes soft drinks. 22 person cap. Follow social distancing and hygine guidelines please. Sign up at the twipla page.
2020-10-17 Sat. SFV 2on2 Aim the CHUBAR -Kizuna- Online (Mildom) 17:00 -. 32 team max 2on2 SFV tournament. 3 Qualifiers lead into a 12 team final tournament. Winning team gets 60,000yen, 2nd 30,000yen, 3rd 10,000yen. Top 4 teams from each qualifier move to the final. This is the 3rd and final qualifier.
2020-10-17 Sat. SFV FAV Cup Mini Online (YouTube) 20:00 -. sako and Ryusei comment the FAV SFV Cups. Entry by 10/16 (Friday) noon, there is always high level competition. If I'm not mistaken, Itazan has won the last 3 of these.
2020-10-18 Sun. GBVS ArcRevo Japan 2020 Online (Twitch, YouTube) 10:00 - 20:00. 256 person cap. Part of the Arc Revo Tour, ask Ace King Offsuit, he probably knows about it. Bracket.
2020-10-18 Sun. Samurai Spirits Samurai Spirits at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 15:00 - 21:00. 2500yen includes soft drinks. 22 person cap. Follow social distancing and hygine guidelines please. Sign up at the twipla page.
2020-10-18 Sun. SFV ABARTH x SFV Scorpion Challenge Online (Twitch, YouTube) 14:40 - 22:00. Tournament run by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Japan, in Season 1 YHC Mochi won, Season 2 Nishikin won. This championship has YHCMochi, Lopez, xeno3, uemura, NISHIKIN, Zabeth, sousike, and UPLY/Hershel. Prize pool of 100,000yen (a bit under $1000). bracket.
2020-10-18 Sun. DBFZ DBFZ National Championship Online (Twitch) 20:00 -.
2020-10-19 Mon. SFV SFV at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-20 Tue. GBVS GBVS at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen plus one drink an hour.
2020-10-21 Wed. Smash Smash at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-22 Thu. SNK / GBVS SNK Games At Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 18:00? -. 9 setups, you must wear a mask / use disenfectant on hands / setups. Attendance will be limited.
2020-10-23 Fri. GBVS GBVS at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-23 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.
2020-10-23 Fri. SFV Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2020 Online (Twitch) 21:00 -. JP Street Fighter League 2020 JP.
2020-10-24 Sat. BBTAG ArcRevo Japan 2020 Online (Twitch, YouTube) 10:00 - 20:00. 128 person cap. Part of the Arc Revo Tour, ask Ace King Offsuit, he probably knows about it. Miss Shinobee probably cheering for it. Bracket.
2020-10-24 Sat. SFV Asia East 2 Online (Twitch, YouTube) 12:00 - pools. 17:30 starts the stream, 18:00 on is Top 16. bracket.
2020-10-25 Sun. SFV Asia East 2 Online (Twitch, YouTube) 17:30 - Top 8. bracket.
2020-10-25 Sun. SFV CAPCON eSPORTS CLUB Ranking Battle Online (YouTube) 15:00 -. Usually on Capcom Fighters JP YouTube.
2020-10-25 Sun. DBFZ DBFZ National Championship Online (Twitch) 19:00 -.
2020-10-26 Mon. SFV SFV at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-27 Tue. GBVS GBVS at Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 19:00 -. 500yen plus one drink an hour.
2020-10-28 Wed. Smash Smash at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-29 Thu. SNK / GBVS SNK Games At Shot Bar Lucy Shot Bar Lucy, Map 18:00? -. 9 setups, you must wear a mask / use disenfectant on hands / setups. Attendance will be limited.
2020-10-30 Fri. GBVS GBVS at Game Bar Bridge Game Bar Bridge, Map 18:00 -. Please wear a mask / follow best practices for COVID reduction.
2020-10-30 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.
2020-10-30 Fri. SFV Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2020 Online (Twitch) 21:00 -. JP Street Fighter League 2020 JP.
2020-10-31 Sat. SFV 3on3 Team Konyudoukun Cup Online (YouTube) 11:00 - 18:00. The Junior Chamber International branch of Yokkaichi City will run the Konyuudou-kun cup, a 3 person team single elimination tournament with proceeds going to Mie University Hospital to support COVID-19 efforts. Special guests include sako, Dogura, Konyuudou-kun (Mie-ken's mascot), Shinjo-kun (Kouchi-ken's mascot, and winner of the Intel Presents SFV LOCAL CHARACTER GP JAPAN 2020), and Inunakin (Osaka mascot) with @nanai1025 and @SASAtk74 on commentary. It is an online tournament, they request donations of at least 2000yen per team member.
2020-10-31 Sat. SFV 2on2 Aim the CHUBAR -Kizuna- Online (Mildom) 17:00 -. 32 team max 2on2 SFV tournament. 3 Qualifiers lead into a 12 team final tournament. Winning team gets 60,000yen, 2nd 30,000yen, 3rd 10,000yen. Top 4 teams from each qualifier move to the final. This is the finals.
2020-11-01 Sun. DBFZ DBFZ National Championship Online (Twitch) 19:00 -.
2020-11-06 Fri. SFV Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2020 Online (Twitch) 21:00 -. JP Street Fighter League 2020 JP.
2020-11-08 Sun. DBFZ DBFZ National Championship Online (Twitch) 18:00 -.
2020-11-13 Fri. SFV Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2020 Online (Twitch) 21:00 -. JP Street Fighter League 2020 JP.
2020-11-15 Sun. DBFZ DBFZ National Championship Online (Twitch) 19:00 -.
2020-11-20 Fri. SFV Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2020 Online (Twitch) 21:00 -. JP Street Fighter League 2020 JP.
2020-11-22 Sun. DBFZ DBFZ National Championship Online (Twitch) 19:00 -.
2020-11-27 Fri. SFV Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2020 Online (Twitch) 21:00 -. JP Street Fighter League 2020 JP.
2020-11-29 Sun. DBFZ DBFZ National Championship Online (Twitch) 18:00 -.
2021-01-09 Sat. SF3:3rd Strike Cooperation Cup Asakusabashi Hulic Hall The famous 5v5 3s tournament returns.
2021-01-10 Sun. SF3:3rd Strike Cooperation Cup Asakusabashi Hulic Hall The famous 5v5 3s tournament returns.



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