BEnama Livestream 11/29: The 7th KAC KONAMI Arcade Championship Qualifier Details & more!

Today on a very special BEnama as we get closer to the end of the year, KONAMI brought on special guests Mori Icchou & DOLCE to discuss The 7th KONAMI Arcade Championship (KAC) in great detail, and what to expect starting tomorrow, 11/30.

This year, things will run a little bit differently. There will be 1st and 2nd Stage qualifying rounds for most games, with split sections for East and West Japan, plus overseas regions for eligible games.

Additionally, the champions from last year’s 6th KAC will also be given special byes and head directly to the final rounds for their respective games!

The 7th KAC qualifier song: ‘Be a Hero!’ sung by Yuki Nakashima will be playable from 11/30 – 2/13/18. The song will be made available to players who want to play, even if they are not looking to enter the KAC rankings.

Now onto the qualifier sets for each game!

beatmania IIDX 24 SINOBUZ

  • Qualifiers start tomorrow – 11/30
  • Total EX Score for the Qualifying Sets will bring the top 8 players from East/West Japan to the Semi-final round, with 3 players from each East/West moving on to the Finals along with 1 top player from Asia, and the previous year’s champion.
    A 1.5x BUZZ bonus is also gained when playing the qualifying songs.

 

DanceDanceRevolution A

  • Qualifiers start tomorrow – 11/30!
  • 1 person each from USA/Korea/Asia region will advance to finals, plus 2 (or 4?) Japan regional finalists + the Defending Champ CHRS4LFE!

 

GITADORA Matixx GuitarFreaks

  • Qualifiers start tomorrow – 11/30!
  • Online Ranking (7 people) + Last year’s champions → Finals

 

GITADORA Matixx GuitarFreaks & DrumMania

  • Qualifiers start tomorrow – 11/30!
  • Online Ranking (7 people) + Last year’s champion → Finals

GF:

DM:

 

jubeat clan

  • Qualifiers start tomorrow – 11/30!
  • Online Ranking (7 people) + Last year’s champion → Finals (+ 4 teams advance)

 

pop’n music うさぎと猫と少年の夢

  • Qualifiers start tomorrow – 11/30!
  • Online Ranking (6 people) + Last year’s champions → Finals for both men and women divisions

 

SOUND VOLTEX IV HEAVENLY HAVEN

  • Qualifiers start tomorrow – 11/30!
  • Online Ranking (4 people) + Asia (2 people) + Special Finalist XD2BOT (えつや) + Last year’s champion → Finals

 

Nostalgia FORTE

  • Qualifiers start tomorrow, 11/30!
  • Online Ranking (8 people) → Finals

We’ll report on all The 7th KAC 2nd Stage info live as it airs on 12/20! Good luck to all competing players!

After this news was a quick bit of “traditional” BEnama News, with the announcement of 2 more Tokimeki Idol songs heading to pop’n music, DDR, and jubeat:

In pop’n, the songs will be unlockable in the Tokimeki Idol Stage of the NAVI FES Event:

The 2nd BUZZ 5 Lottery results were also drawn:

Winners can claim their prize on the official SINOBUZ site.

 

Finally, after almost half a year of no official announcements, DANCE RUSH has been mentioned. In this case, the official teaser website has opened, and 2 more location tests are being held over this weekend:

Finally, the next BEnama will be 12/13, with the 2nd Stage KAC Announcement Livestream on 12/20:

 

We’ll see you then!

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