Dragon Ball FighterZ First Tournament Takes Place at Gamescom 2017

The first official Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament will take place later this month. Bandai Namco announced today that they’ve partnered with the ESL to hold a 64-player torunament at gamescom 2017. It’ll take place on Friday, August 25 on the ESL Stage in Hall 9, and attendees are welcome to come check out the latest fighting game from Arc System Works. For those that can’t attend, it’ll also be streamed from the ESL’s Twitch channel.

The official announcement has some extra information, including a tease of new gameplay being shown afterwards. Check that out below:

Get a taste of the competitive scene building around the game and also tune in for an exclusive worldwide gameplay reveal right after the Grand Finals!

We’re proud to have Professional Commentator Damascus and 2 time EVO Champion Ryan Joseph Hart commentating the event. Every tournament participant will win access to the Closed Beta this 16-17th September, 2017, as well as prizes yet to be announced!

Sign-up now here – Spaces are limited!

See you Friday 25th August at 2PM BST on the ESL Stage in Hall 9 for those of you attending.

This wasn’t the only news of the day for Dragon Ball FighterZ, as several new characters (including Super Saiyan Blue Goku) were announced alongside the story mode getting detailed.

For more on Dragon Ball Fighterz, check out our hands-on E3 preview:

Since it is a Dragon Ball game, there’s also a big focus on mobility. By hitting the right trigger, players can use a special homing dash that’ll avoid Ki attacks. That’s not all, as they can also do a warp attack called Vanish that has players teleport behind their opponent and land an attack. That costs a guage of energy, though, so it’s important that these special moves are used in moderation.

The fighting in Dragon Ball FighterZ is just as fun as it looks. The combat is instantly accessible to anyone that has played a fighting game, but there’s enough unique systems in play that competitive players will have to spend plenty of time learning the ins and outs. Going off of Arc System Works’ track record, this isn’t a game that Dragon Ball fans will want to miss out on.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to release next year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.