Crunchyroll Confirms More Information on BLUELOCK Soccer Tournament in Dallas

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Crunchyroll has provided an update for its BLUELOCK soccer tournament collaboration with Saturdays Football and the LA Galaxy soccer club in Dallas. The tournament will take place on April 8, 2023 at 8:00 PM CST. In addition, many of the English dub voice actors for BLUELOCK will be in attendance.

The tournament will be held at Crossbar in Richardson, Texas, just north of Dallas. Players will engage in a 3 vs. 3 “King of the Court” format across multiple fields that will take place over the course of 90 minutes of play. At the end of the 90 minutes, the two teams on the top court will play against each other in a grand final to determine the winner. 

Everyone is welcome to play. Entry into the Dallas soccer tournament is free and those interested in participating must RSVP through the EventBrite page

The winning team will receive a BLUELOCK prize pack that will include various exclusive swag. All participants will receive a Crunchyroll free trial code to watch BLUELOCK.

The English dub voice cast of the anime expected to attend the event will include:

  • • Ricco Fajardo (English voice of Isagi)
  • • Drew Breedlove (English voice of Bachira)
  • • Bryson Baugus (English voice of Nagi)
  • • Alex Hom (English voice of Kunigami)
  • • Matthew Elkins (English voice of Zantetsu)

The first BLUELOCK tournament was held on March 25, 2023 at the new Galaxy Park complex, within the Dignity Health Sports Park campus in Carson, California, just south of Los Angeles.

Crunchyroll describes the soccer anime series as:

Japan’s desire for World Cup glory leads the Japanese Football Association to launch a new rigorous training program to find the national team’s next striker. Three hundred high school players are pitted against each other for the position, but only one will come out on top. Who among them will be the striker to usher in a new era of Japanese soccer?

Source: press release

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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