Earlier today, I made an observation in the weekly This Weekend in Esports column that a game has truly made it as an esport when it's reached the Beyond the Summit house. (Also, are you watching the Summit of Power? It's on right now!)
But Bandai Namco looks to be fully committed to Dragon Ball FighterZ esports for the long haul. On Friday morning, the publisher announced the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour, a new fighting game tournament centered around this anime fighter. The first stop will be at this month's CEO Fighting Game Championships from Daytona Beach, Florida. The tournament will run from June 29 through July 1, with registration open now.
There aren't many details with this opening announcement, as details about a point system, tournament destinations, prize money, and a championship have yet to be revealed. For now, the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour is an idea in its infancy, with Bandai Namco set to answer any lingering questions later down the road.
For those who haven't seen Dragon Ball FighterZ in action, it's quickly proven to be one of the most exciting fighting games in all of esports. The game most recently main evented Chicago's Combo Breaker, racking up more entrants than both Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition and Tekken 7. The event ended with SonicFox finally overcoming rival GO1 and setting the stage for an even more intense rivalry going forward.