Presented by Ultra Arcade, the Killer Instinct World Cup is the culmination of a year long ranking system that will take place during 2016. The ranking system will determine the top players from around the world for Killer Instinct and have them compete to be the crowned winner of the Killer Instinct World Cup!
Those looking to gather ranking points for themselves have a variety of ways to do so. Online tournaments, like the ones held by 8Bit BeatDown and the Killer Instinct Pro League, will allow players to gather points from the comfort of their own homes. Those ranking among the top 32 in online ranked play will also receive points for the World Cup tour. Of course, not all of the ranking points come from online events. There will also be several offline Kombo Klash tournaments and offline majors that players can attend to accrue some points for the season.
The top 24 KI World Cup points earners and Kombo Klash Champions will solidify their spot in the finals bracket. 4 additional spots are being held for international qualifiers!
The final 4 spots are reserved for last chance qualifiers on site at the KI World Cup itself! Thats right, even if players don’t have enough points to qualify, they can still show up, compete in a last chance qualifier, and make their way into the final bracket and the money! These last chance qualifiers will come in the form of four brutal single elimination brackets. Players are free to compete in all four of them to try to earn their spots in the finals!
As the premier Killer Instinct tournaments, Kombo Klash tournaments will be the most prominent tournaments for qualification. The winner of every Kombo Klash directly qualifies for the World Championship and the top 16 players receive maximum ranking points (see chart for point distribution).
As the next largest major tournament, Evolution Championship Series will also have its champion directly qualify for the World Cup. The top 16 placing players will receive substantial ranking points (see chart for point distribution).
Other specifically sanctioned major fighting game tournaments will also receive ranking points for their top 24 players in Killer Instinct (see chart for point distribution).
Finally, specifically sanctioned online tournaments will receive minimal ranking points for their top 24 players (see chart for point distribution)
KI World Cup of 2017 will bring the first ever Killer Instinct Con! You will be able to meet the developers, voice actors, artists of Killer Instinct and more!
Rules and Regulations
Threats and Toxicity:
In game taunting of all kinds is allowed! As far as threatening other players outside or inside of KIWC there will be a absolute ZERO tolerance for this. We would prefer trash talk to stay on Xbox Live or on Facebook. You will be banned for threatening other players.
Players being toxic towards the community or development team on social media, streams, Xbox Live, & at events will be given a warning if we deem it necessary. If the issue escalates or said player causes other similar issues, they will be removed from the event and not allowed to participate in the rest of the tour. Examples include (but not limited to): bullying, belittling, excessive bashing of KI in streams & social media.
There will be a zero tolerance for this as well, whether it be at KIWC, on Xbox Live or on social media
Players must be in good hygiene for KIWC. Players that are not will be asked to leave & return in good hygiene.
At KIWC we promote a fun, professional and safe experience for ALL players.
Basic Rule set:
Console: Xbox One
Bring Your Own Controller
2/3 Rounds per Game
3/5 Games for all Sets
Winner must keep same character
Combo Assist is Allowed
Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)
Preset Accessories sets are allowed
In game taunting of all forms is allowed
-Brandon Alexander, Head of KI World Cup
Check out the photos from past Killer Instinct World Cups