press release

Crowning the world’s best KOF XV player!
SNK World Championship 2023 finals on this week:
March 15–17 in Hollywood, Los Angeles!


SNK CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Osaka City, Osaka, Japan; Company President: Kenji Matsubara) is proud to announce that the SNK World Championship 2023 (SWC 2023)—a global tournament to crown the world’s best player in THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV (KOF XV)—will have its final exciting event in Hollywood, Los Angeles from March 15–17.


Let the SNK World Championship 2023 finals begin!

The SNK World Championship 2023 is an esports tournament where players will vie for the position of World No. 1 in THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV. Qualifying Tournaments will be held in various regions across the world, with the 32 victors to then compete at the Finals Tournament. The combined total prize pool for all the tournaments (Qualifying and Finals) exceeds $200,000. Watch as the world’s top KOF XV players collide!


■ SWC 2023 Last Chance Qualifier

・Date: March 15, 2024 from 11 AM PDT (Friday)

・Details: Top 2 finishers in the LCQ advance to the GRAND FINAL event.





■ SWC 2023 GRAND FINAL Day 1

・Date: March 16, 2024 from 11:30 AM PDT (Saturday)

・Details: 32 finalists battle it out to decide who ends up in the top 16.





■ SWC 2023 GRAND FINAL Day 2

・Date: March 17, 2024 from 11:30 AM PDT (Sunday)

・Details: Top 16 square off to see who will be the grand champion!







Spectator pre-registration now open! Amazing gifts for finals tournament spectators!


Support your fellow players by registering as a live spectator for the Last Chance Qualifier (March 15) and the SWC 2023 finals tournament (March 16–17)! Spectators for the finals receive an original poster and a fight stick button as a special gift! Spectating live at the venue is free of charge, so come on down and join the excitement! Note: Pre-registration required for live spectators.

* Spectator gifts are limited to the first 150 visitors on each finals day (March 16 and March 17). Poster and fight stick button designs cannot be chosen.


▶︎ Live spectator pre-registration page



[Tournament Details]

■ Tournament Name

SNK World Championship 2023 (SWC 2023)


■ Game Played



■ Total Prize Pool

Over $200,000 (Qualifying Tournaments Prizing + Finals Tournament Prizing)


■ Location

“AVALON Hollywood” California, USA


■ Dates Held

March 15–17, 2024


■ Finals Tournament Prizing



▶︎SWC Official Website


▶︎Live spectator pre-registration page


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