At the start of June, we were given Rage Art, a launch tournament for Tekken 7 organized by Playbook. For the start of July, an event bigger event is coming and it's called REV Major Philippines, which features games such as Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, Injustice 2, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2, King of Fighters XIV, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.
With support from Bandai Namco and Twitch.tv, this is one event you shouldn't miss. The best players the Philippines has to offer in their respective games will test their skills against each other to see who comes on top, and the whole world will be watching.
This is extra special for Tekken 7 players since REV Major is an official event included in the Tekken World Tour as a "Master" event. Not only that, international pro players are already set to compete at REV Major. Japan's Nobi, Yuu, and Take are confirmed to attend. Cyclops Tanukana is also set to attend. Echo Fox | JDCR (champion of Rage Art)and Echo Fox | Saint attended Rage Art and is confirmed to return to the Philippines to compete at the two-day event.
It may be intimidating hearing top pro players flying over to compete, but from what we saw at Rage Art, the Philippine Tekken talent can definitely give international players a tough fight. PBE.Doujin placed second at Rage Art and was able to eliminate Echo Fox | Saint 2-0 using Kazumi, which was an unusual pick at that level but worked in his favor in the end.
"We are all very excited for REV Major Philippines and with this event, 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for the Philippines fighting game community. Being chosen by Bandai Namco as a venue for their master event is an honor and it makes us feel incredibly happy that they now acknowledge the huge Tekken community of our country. The world got to see the talent that our players have in the recent Rage Art event, and now we are proud to show the world more of it in REV Major Philippines." says Richard Brojan, CEO and owner of PlayBook.
The Philippines is known as Tekken country for as long as I can remember. The community is big, passionate, and very talented. The results of Rage Art proved that and we can't wait to see the turnout since this is most of the fighting game community gathering in one place, to show the world that they are ready to compete.