The King of Iron Fist Tournament (ザ・キング・オブ・アイアンフィストトーナメント Za Kingu obu Airon Fisuto Tōnamento) is a fictional world-wide martial arts competition that is held infrequently and is hosted by the Mishima Zaibatsu. It draws renowned fighters from all around the globe.
SponsorsThe sponsors of the tournament act as a host of sorts for the competition and are always the Sub-Boss or Final Boss of the game.
- First Tournament - Heihachi Mishima
- Second Tournament - Kazuya Mishima
- Third Tournament - Heihachi Mishima
- Fourth Tournament - Heihachi Mishima
- Fifth Tournament - Jinpachi Mishima
- Sixth Tournament - Jin Kazama
- Seventh Tournament - Heihachi Mishima
Every winner of every canonical tournament will be crowned the ownership of the tournament.
- First Tournament - Kazuya Mishima.
- Second Tournament - Heihachi Mishima.
- Third Tournament - Heihachi Mishima (Paul Phoenix defeated Ogre in the third tournament, and, believing himself to be the winner, left. Unknown to Paul, Ogre morphed into his final form, True Ogre, and the tournament continued in his absence. In the end, Jin was proclaimed as the true victor of the third Tournament for being victorious over True Ogre, but when Heihachi betrayed him, he awarded himself the victory).
- Fourth Tournament - Kazuya Mishima (Heihachi was defeated by Kazuya in official battle, then Heihachi led Kazuya to Jin as promised, when there, Kazuya/Devil knocked Heihachi out of the room, and tried and failed to absorb Jins devil powers, after which Jin woke up beat Kazuya and then Heihachi, and then flew away).
- Fifth Tournament - Jin Kazama (Jin actually lost to Hwoarang but he transformed into Devil Jin and defeated him, allowing him to continue progressing through the tournament).
- Sixth Tournament - Heihachi Mishima (After Jin defeats Azazel and presumably deceased (but was actually put into coma, and found by Raven for his recovery, but his Devil Gene goes awry again and keeps getting stronger while his human-self is in comatose and weaker from his previous battle), Mishima Zaibatsu's power becomes weaker on defending from Kazuya and his G Corporation, until Heihachi arrived strengthen the company's power).
- Seventh Tournament - None so far (Tournament was canceled after the Zaibatsu reported Heihachi to be dead.)
- Heihachi Mishima has sponsored the most tournaments, having sponsored the first, third, fourth and seventh tournaments.
- He has also "won" the most tournaments, having won the second, thirda and fourth(maybe), though it was technically Jin Kazama who won the third and fourth tournaments.
- Every tournament has been sponsored by somebody within the Mishima bloodline.