Before the year closed SEGA teamed up with Arc System Works and Koei Tecmo to host APM D-1 FIGHTING FESTIVAL over in Japan. It was a massive tournament mean’t to highlight their various properties and support the community of players.
You can see the full ten hour tournament video or you can see time stamps below:
- Blade Arcus from Shining – @ 56:35
- Koihime Enbu – @ 3:03:54
- Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate – @ 3:45:14
- Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- @ 5:49:17
- Dengeki Bunko FIGHTING CLIMAX IGNITION – @ 8:06:54
SEGA’s Japanese tournament was rather more intense than traditional tournaments. Once you lost, you were eliminated, there was no loser brackets here. SEGA posted a results page for the tournament here. Jawa Curry Akira (who obviously played Akira) won the Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate can be seen crying after his victory here. Chin up man, we too are hoping for a Virtua Fighter 6!