The world’s leading video platform and community for gamers and the most celebrated fighting game franchise of all time is joining forces to bring to the masses the Capcom Pro Tour. Capcom and Twitch have collaborated to deliver the first ever Street Fighter-focused fighting game league. The Capcom Pro Tour will establish a year-long foundation for the fighting game community and will be comprised of a combination of premier events, ranking tournaments, and online tournaments, all culminating with the grand finals at the Capcom Cup this December.
The Capcom Pro Tour’s goal will be to provide an infrastructure to help support tournament organizers while bringing to the fans increased production values, supplementary video content and new opportunities for players, content creators and sponsors. Initially, the tour will focus solely on the Street Fighter IV series, with the early portion of the tour featuring Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. When Ultra Street Fighter IV releases in June, the tour will then transition to it.
This year, a total of 16 spots will be available at the Capcom Cup offering players two different ways to qualify. Players who dominate and win their premier event will instantly qualify. The remaining spots will be determined using a new point structure that tracks the rankings of all the other players competing in the tour.
The current line-up of premier events includes:
· Final Round (March 14~16 – Atlanta, GA, USA)
· NorCal Regionals (April 18~20 – Sacramento, CA, USA)
· Southeast Asia Majors (June 20~22 – Singapore)
· Community Effort Orlando (June 27~29 – Orlando, FL, USA)
· Evolution Championship Series (July 11~13 – Las Vegas, NV, USA)
· The Fall Classic (October 10~12 – Raleigh, NC, USA)
· DreamHack Winter (November 27~30 – Jönköping, Sweden)
The Capcom Pro Tour will host a total of 10 premier events with the 6 remaining spots being determined by tallying the new point structure. Premier events will all retain their independence and core values and will be collaborating with Capcom and Twitch to deliver the Street Fighter live streams via the Capcom Fighters Twitch channel. More details about the three additional premier events will be announced at a later date.
The top 16 placements at both the premier events and ranking events will be awarded points. Trade shows and independent tournaments will comprise the ranking events which are managed and streamed separately from the Capcom Pro Tour.
The current line-up of ranking events includes:
· SoCal Regionals (February 28~March 2, Los Angeles, CA, USA)
· PAX East (April 11~13 – Boston, MA, USA)
· E3 (June 10~12 – Los Angeles, CA, USA)
· San Diego Comic Con (July 24~27 – San Diego, CA, USA)
Points will be awarded to SoCal Regional placements retroactively and more details about additional ranking events will be announced at a later date.
Fighting game fans and players can keep track of the action and receive all of the latest news and information at the official Capcom Pro Tour website: www.capcomprotour.com