SNK plans to establish a competitive circuit focused exclusively on King of Fighters XIV, announced moments ago on Twitter. Details are scant for the moment, but we presume the company will have some ambitious plans to ensure it makes a mark in the esports space.
Recently the company launched an online campaign featuring a variety of prominent high-level players like Justin Wong and Go1 who will both expressed high praise for the game. The “World Championship” is scheduled to take place sometime in 2017.
Although the title implies that SNK might only be playing a standalone event ala Red Bull Kumite, it would make more sense if the company explored the entire of making a tour on par with Capcom Pro Tour. We’ll be looking forward to new developments once they emerge.