One of the newest kids on the block, Pokken Tournament has a lot of people skeptical about the game’s potential to be a serious member of fighting game scene. And it has nothing to do with whether the game is fun or not.
The esports landscape is undergoing a massive shift. Gone are the days of League of Legends’ uncontested reign as the top dog in the realm of competitive gaming.
With the release of Nintendo’s Pokken Tournament in March, bands of professional players are coming in from a plethora of different competitive fighting game titles to find their place among the elite of the Pokken competition.
Slingshot had the chance to attend the Early Access Championship of new Nintendo game Pokken Tournament on Thursday at Nintendo New York. More than 100 fans watched as there were three divisions, including an exhibition tournament with pro fighting games players such as Justin Wong and Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada