has confirmed that Fighter's Road 2013, the first half of the 2013 tournament season for Japan, is now upcoming. Set to last from May through July, the tournament is currently stated to follow the same eight regional, one national tournament format of previous seasons.
In other news, both the World Championship 2012 and Fighter's Climax 2012 finals will be broadcast live on NicoNico Douga, with the doors opening at 9:50 AM Japanese Standard Time. (This will be at 9:50 PM Eastern Standard Time.) According to the current schedule, the first matches of FC2012's senior class finals will be broadcast at 10:30 AM JST, the world championship finals will be shown at 1:30 PM JST, and the finals for FC2012 will begin at 2:00 PM, with several other events in-between until the closing ceremony at 5:00 PM. In all, the event is projected to last over seven hours.