Killer Instinct Lives is the latest Twitch Rivals tournament, presented by Maximilian Dood, a popular Twitch FGC streamer and content producer.
If you an old school fighting games fan and you are feeling nostalgic for some retro fighting game action, then this event is the tournament you will not want to miss!
"Throughout the broadcast, KI Lives will be focusing on celebrating the history of Killer Instinct through high-level competition and special vignettes covering the game’s development and community," reads the announcement.
And what better way to celebrate a fighting game than with an epic tournament and top-tier players! And that's exactly what Killer Instinct Lives is about.
Players will be competing in Killer Instinct (2013) and various guests will talk about the history of the series, which started back in 1994 when the original Killer Instinct was released, initially exclusively in arcades.
So, without further ado, here's everything you need to know about the event.
Twitch Rivals Killer Instinct Lives schedule
The event will be held on the 1st of February, with check-in starting at 3 pm PT/ 6 pm ET, while the tournament starts at 4 pm PT/ 7 pm ET.
Twitch Rivals Killer Instinct format
- Double-Elimination Bracket w/ Grand Finals Reset
- Best-of-3 Games until Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals
- The double-blind pick is enacted if either player requests it
- Players select their character
After each game
- Winning player must keep their character
- Losing player may change their character
- Default Settings
- Forbidden Archive (KR)
- Downtown Demolition (TJ)
- Forgotten Grotto (Aganos)
- Icehaven (Tusk)
- Rebel Outpost (Orchid)
- Tiger's Lair (Jago)
Twitch Rivals Killer Instinct invited players
The tournament features 32 invited players from the FGC scene, but the exact names are yet to be revealed.
Twitch Rivals Killer Instinct prize pool
There's $5,000 waiting for players to grab them, which will be distributed as follows:
Twitch Rivals Killer Instinct stream: How to watch
The tournament will be broadcasted live on the official Twitch Rivals channel, as well as on the Maximilian Dood's channel.