Esports World Cup Tekken 8 tournament: Schedule, players, prize pool, and more

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The Esports World Cup Tekken 8 tournament is shaping up to be a grand occasion for the fighting game. Set to commence on August 22, 2024, the event will feature a total of 32 players competing for the lucrative prize pool of $1,000,000. That said, fans will likely want to know more about the tournament, including its official schedule and qualified contenders.

Hence, this article outlines every bit of information available about the Esports World Cup Tekken 8 tournament.

When does Esports World Cup Tekken 8 tournament start?

The Esports World Cup Tekken 8 tournament is scheduled to start on August 22, 2024. It will run for four days before ending on August 25, 2024. The organizers are yet to announce a detailed schedule for the final event.

The tournament venue is located in Boulevard Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Esports World Cup Tekken 8 tournament qualified players

The Esports World Cup 2024 has 32 spots in total for the Tekken 8 tournament. Since, the qualifying season kicked off with Evo Japan 2024, there have been quite a few names that have already made it to the big event in Riyadh.

  • Evo Japan 2024: Chanel, LowHigh, Chikurin, and Mangja
  • DreamHack Dallas 2024: Arslan Ash, Rangchu, Mulgold, CBM, AK, Nobi, Farzeen, and Sephiblack
  • Battle Arena Melbourne 14: Yagami and ULSAN
  • Super Tournament 2024 Summer: JeonDDing and THE JON
  • DreamHack Summer 2024: KaneAndTrench, Raef, KEISUKE, Jodd, kkokkoma, EDGE, Knee, and Meo-IL

Here are the remaining qualifier events for the Tekken 8 tournament:

  • CEO 2024
  • The MIXUP 2024
  • Riyadh Festival LCQ

Also check: All teams invited to the Esports World Cup 2024 League of Legends tournament

Esports World Cup Tekken 8 tournament prize pool and format

Prize pool

As specified, the total prize pool for the Esports World Cup Tekken 8 tournament is $1,000,000. Here is the amount distribution for every position:

  • 1st place: $300,000
  • 2nd place: $140,000
  • 3rd-4th place: $75,000
  • 5th-8th place: $45,000
  • 9th-12th place: $20,000
  • 13th-16th place: $12,500
  • 17th-24th place: $7,500
  • 25th-32th place: $5,000


The list below outlines the entire format of the EWC 2024 Tekken 8 tournament:

  • The game will be set to Tournament Mode.
  • The matches will be conducted in groups of four players.
  • Each group will play in a Double Elimination Bracket (GSL-style) in the first two phase.
  • Only the top two contenders will advance to the next phase, while the rest will be eliminated.
  • Eight advancing players will compete in a Single Elimination Bracket in Phase 3.
  • Winners for the first two phases will be selected based on the best of three format, whereas the matches played in the third phase will follow the first to five wins.

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Edited by Abu Amjad Khan
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