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FFXIV Mahjong Tournament 2022 Features Yoshi-P, Alphinaud

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Final Fantasy XIV may be best known as an online fantasy RPG, but it’s also a multiplayer platform for Mahjong, the centuries-old, globally popular tile game. Players can visit Thanalan’s Gold Saucer or the Duty Finder to join matches of Mahjong with other FFXIV players, climbing the ranks for rewards. Square Enix also holds an annual Mahjong tournament featuring special guests and members of the development team. In 2022, the FFXIV Mahjong tourney takes place in celebration of the New Year. (The 2020 tournament was held in late December). It will open on January 22, 2022.

The Mahjong tournament guest list features FFXIV Producer and Director Naoki “Yoshi-P” Yoshida, NieR series Producer Yosuke Saito, Yasumi Matsuno (Final Fantasy Tactics, Final fantasy XII), and voice actor Shinnosuke Tachibana, who plays Alphinaud. Other members of the development team and Squre Enix staff will participate as well, including Final Fantasy XVI Director Hiroshi Takai, Final Fantasy XI Director Nobuako Komoto, game designer Yosuke Hayashi, and FFXIV Lead Level Designer Shin Takahashi. FFXIV Global Community Producer Toshio Muro and Japan Mahjong 101 Competition Federation Official Fumika Yamada will also be present alongside commentators and chat moderators.

The tournament will be streamed live on NicoNico from 13:00 Japan Standard Time, though it appears the broadcast itself will only be in Japanese. As with previous Mahjong tournaments, there are no announced plans regarding a multi-language broadcast or translated archive of the stream.

Final Fantasy XIV is available on PC and PS4, though sales are currently suspended. The FFXIV Mahjong tournament 2022 takes place on January 22, 2022.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.