When it comes to seeing mainstream hits like Street Fighter and Smash take center stage at EVO, no one bats an eye—but when Pokken Tournament gets included, everyone loses their minds.
Like it or not, Bandai Namco's newest fighting installment has been blowing up with interest within the fighting game community. If Pikachu and company can continue to win the hearts of gamers young and old, Pokkén Tournament could easily become the next household name among competitive circles.
One of the first large-scale events took place in New York City recently, and Dreamhack Austin announced that the Pokken Championship Series will be added to its featured tournament lineup. Can't make it out to Texas? No worries, more are on the way.
According to Pokémon.com, a Masters Division tournament will be hosted at the Pokémon TCG in Seattle on May 15.
Once June rolls around, the state of Illinois will show some love and host a Pokkén Tournament Championship as well. This will also be a Masters Division-class event as well.
Seeing top talent like Panda Global’s Steven 'Coach Steve' Delgado sends a powerful message that Pokkén Tournament is a fun game worth playing. So the only question that remains is: when will you get in on the fun?