We obviously want to be taken seriously as a competitive fighter — that’s why we’re kicking things off here at Evo … We definitely want to have a big presence in the esports scene and hopefully if all goes well, we’ll be back at Evo next year as an official game.

Team Ninja Creative Director Tom Lee on Dead or Alive 6‘s ambition to grow in the competitive fighting esport scene.

See: Ian Walker (5 August 2018) Dead Or Alive 6 Is Less Sexualised, More Esports, https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/08/dead-or-alive-6-is-less-sexualized-and-more-esports/