Arc System Works officially announced that ARCREVO, the publisher’s annual tournament series, will return in 2021. ARCREVO America 2021 will run from December 2021 through March 2022 and feature Guilty Gear Strive.
ARCREVO America is the first of three regions included in the tournament. Qualifying rounds in each region will take place online, leading to a final event in Southern California with a $30,000 prize pool. Tournaments will also run in Japan/Korea and EMEA (Europe / Middle East / North Africa) according to the ARCREVO site.
This year’s event appears to be organized similarly to ARCREVO Online 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic forced ARCREVO to host online qualifiers, though finals for each region took place offline.
The inclusion of Guilty Gear -Strive- as feature title is unsurprising. Since its release in summer 2021, the game’s fantastic rollback netcode has been praised by fans. Last year’s ARCREVO headliner, Granblue Fantasy Versus, saw a somewhat less enthusiastic reception on that front. Expect more details on registration and other included titles in the coming months.