Tougeki - Super Battle Opera (闘劇, Tōgeki, lit. fighting play) (SBO), also known as the Arcadia Cup Tournament[1] was an annual Japanese fighting video game tournament hosted by the magazine Arcadia. Several games are represented at a single year's tournament, with the lineup changing every year. Which games are to be represented are decided by the organizers of the event. It is traditionally considered one of the two most prestigious fighting game tournaments, along with the Evolution Championship Series. It was suspended indefinitely in 2012.[2]

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Tougeki – Super Battle Opera
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Tougeki 2009 Final at JCB Hall in Tokyo

Tougeki generally begins in April with the qualifications round, which is spread over all of Japan and is distributed over a number of months. The finals are then held over two to three days, usually in August.

Unless explicitly stated, Tougeki usually refers only to the finals.

For 2012, Tougeki was held as part of the larger outdoor gaming event GAME SUMMER FESTIVAL 2012, which also included Ongeki ~Game Sound Impact 2012~, for music games, and Wasshoi 2012 Summer!, for shoot 'em up games, and was held in Narita, Chiba.[3] The event was streamed on niconico for 1500 niconico points (1500 JPY) for one day, and 2500 niconico points (2500 JPY) for two days. As the first tournament held outdoors, there were many reported problems with the event, including low attendance, very high temperatures, glare on the screens, and network problems that required tournament matches to be restarted. Extended tournament run time caused many entrants to miss the final train of the day, many of whom resorted to sleeping on the streets of Chiba.[4]

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