Dragon Ball FighterZ is the first game to be announced in LPL’s new fighting game series, the Arcade Reborn Tour.

The Arcade Reborn Tour will see LetsPlay.Live bring fighting game esports action to four major New Zealand cities: Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.

Each regional top eight will be broadcast live, and regional winners will proceed to a national final top eight, where one will be crowned the overall New Zealand champion.

The champion will then receive flights and accommodation to Las Vegas Nevada to compete against the world in the prestigious Evolution Championship Series. EVO 2018 is scheduled to take place August 3-5.

The tournament is open to all New Zealanders over 16 years of age. Players can register now over on the official LetsPlay.Live website.

"The Arcade Reborn Tour allows us to promote esports across the nation, something we are very excited about,” said LPL marketing manager Jordan Lilley.

"We have a hugely passionate fighting game community in New Zealand, and we are expecting some ferocious competition and inter-city rivalry."

The Arcade Reborn Tour will continue throughout 2018 and feature wide range of fighting game titles.

LetsPlayLive announces NZ fighting game tournament The Arcade Reborn Tour