ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest
October 2019. Tokyo, Bellesalle Shibuya Garden
To commemorate one week before ONE Championship held its 100th event at the historic Ryogoku Kokukikan, ONE with the help of Empire held its very first Martial Arts Fan Fest.
Held at the Bellesalle Shibuya Garden, the ONE Championship Fan Fest celebrated the best of martial arts with the world’s top martial artists and fighting game esports players.
Selected fans received the opportunity to participate in Autograph and Meet
and-Greet sessions with ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong, as well as their favorite ONE Championship athletes and ring girls. In the ring there were also special martial arts demonstrations from organizations; Shin Karate, Shooto, and Pancrase, including martial arts seminars and open workouts with marital arts superstars Demetrious Johnson, Aung La N Sung, Miesha Tate, and Shinya Aoki.
On the competitive esports spectrum, ONE Esports had partnered with Bandai Namco and Capcom to hold the ONE TEKKEN Invitational and ONE Street Fighter Tokyo Challenge, This gave the community the opportunity to compete against some of the top fighting game players in the world. The winners of these challenges would receive for a combined prize pool of over 3.5 million JPY.
Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series: Japan vs. the World which will see one athlete earn a USD $100,000 contract with ONE Championship was broadcasted live globally with Abema TV being the broadcaster sponsorship.
Empire responsible for event planning, production, managing and operations, produces yet another successful event with ONE Championship