The SNK World Championship 2023 (SWC 2023) is the second edition of the official global circuit of tournaments for The King of Fighters XV (KOF XV). The circuit features 32 players who qualified through various regional and global events held across the world. The grand finals of the SWC 2023 will take place from March 16 to 17, 2024, in California, USA.
What is the SNK World Championships?
In 2019, SNK started their own pro tour circuit, with Samurai Shodown (2019) and King of Fighters XIV. However, while the finals were scheduled to take place in 2020 it was ultimately canceled due to COVID-19. This year they decided to bring it back for 2023 with a new title in King of Fighters XV.
With a total prize pool for the circuit over $200,000, with the winner of the grand finals taking home $50,000. The grand finals will also determine the world champion of KOF XV. 32 Players from around the world will be completing for that prize and looking to find their place as champion.
The finals will feature a diverse lineup of players from different regions and backgrounds. Some of the notable players include Xiaohai from China, who won the first qualifier at Evo Japan 2023; ET from Taiwan, who won the second qualifier at Evo 2023; InfernoKong and Tamago. Other players include MadKOF, ViolentKain, Lacid, and TheGio just to name a few.
The SNK World Championship 2023 is a must-watch event for SNK fighting game fans and enthusiasts who want to see the highest levels of KOFXV gameplay. It will showcase the intense competition, and exciting drama of KOF XV that makes the series so memorable for many. We can’t wait to see how the finals move forward and who will rise to scatter all expectations.