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Street Fighter and Twitch unite for the Capcom Pro Tour

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Start training your thumbs with various exercises while playing Eye of the tiger on an infinite loop, because Capcom and Twitch are tag-teaming to start a year-long Street Fighter league.

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Made up of several “premier events, ranking tournaments, and online tournaments,” the Capcom Pro Tour will play out over a year and end in a grand finals tournament at the Capcom Cup this December.

“The goal of the Capcom Pro Tour is to provide an infrastructure which helps support tournament organizers, while delivering increased production values, supplementary video content, and new opportunities for players, content creators and sponsors,” Capcom said to VG247.

The Capcom game taking the spotlight? Street Fighter 4, with Street 4 Arcade Edition being the prime fighter game used until June, when the tournament will transition to Ultra Street Fighter 4. Dreaming of entering? Then I hope you possess god-like/Asian skills, because only 16 spots are open for the Capcom Cup.

Players can nab one of those spots by winning a premier event, or by racking up enough points during the tour. Here’s the list of where and when the premier events will take place, so go book your plane tickets now if you dream of Street Fighter glory and groupies:

Premier events:

  • 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)

There’ll be three more premier events added to that list, to bring the total up to ten. Ranking events for the final six spots in the Capcom Cup will allow participants to grab points at independent tournaments which are separate from the Capcom Pro Tour.

So far, those events are:

Ranking events:

  • 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)

And of course, more events will be added to that list as well. I’m keen to watch this all unfold. Fighting game tournies make for some great viewing, and an event of this size is most likely going to draw the best of the best in.

I’ve got my ticket booked for a premier event, for fame an glory. I’ve got buggerall talent in competitive fighting games, but I’m certain the several montages I’ve arranged for my training should result in me becoming world champion of the Capcom Cup.

Last Updated: March 12, 2014

24 Comments

  1. Why isn’t Stephen a playable character? I want to use drunken Aussie kung-fu style.

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    • The D

      March 12, 2014 at 08:40

      Not until he gets a decent gravatar. Then I’ll start endlessly shopping him in.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 12, 2014 at 08:45

        There. How difficult was that? It took a couple of seconds.

        Er… you did mean gravy avatar right?

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        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 12, 2014 at 08:57

          Hmmmm, now I want some skaapboud and mash!

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 12, 2014 at 09:01

            As long as it’s only in that order. No mashing skaapboud!

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 09:06

            Nee sies dude.

            Skaapboud, thick savoury gravy over skapie and mash

          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2014 at 09:25

            With extra GRAVY!!!

      • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

        March 12, 2014 at 08:54

        Not decent but I think it will do 😀

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          March 12, 2014 at 09:07

          Add a scar and we’ve got Stephen Potter? 😛

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 12, 2014 at 09:20

            can be arranged..

  2. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 12, 2014 at 08:36

    Eskom is Seth yes. Always stealing from other people

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  3. Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

    March 12, 2014 at 08:36

    When I read Street Fighter and Twitch I initially though it was an attempt at “Twitch plays Street Fighter” O_o

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    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 12, 2014 at 08:57

      Endless lolling to ensue!

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      • Kromas

        March 12, 2014 at 09:06

        Not really since Street Fighter is the ultimate button masher. 😛

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        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 12, 2014 at 09:06

          Haha, can you imagine the scene, oh the lolz

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          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 12, 2014 at 09:18

            I would actually sit and watch this O_o

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 12, 2014 at 09:30

            Hehe, as would I

        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          March 12, 2014 at 09:18

          Street fighter is /not/ a button masher.

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 12, 2014 at 09:19

            It is and isn’t bit of both. 🙂

          • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            March 12, 2014 at 09:28

            No..it just absolutely isn’t a button masher. Button masher will get owned. 😛

          • Kromas

            March 12, 2014 at 09:33

            Yep

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 12, 2014 at 09:44

            lol!

  4. Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

    March 12, 2014 at 09:14

    So I take it that Zuma and Malema have the same special abilities? Apartheid scapegoat and Race Card?

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      March 12, 2014 at 09:19

      Race card is super effective.

      Reply

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